Superstorm Sandy: East Coast Residents Head Back to Everyday Life

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  • For the first time in its 39-year history, New York City has canceled its famous Halloween parade through Greenwich Village.
  • All Halloween festivities at the White House have been canceled in the wake of the storm.
  • Broadway will be lit up again for the first time since Saturday night as shows are to resume later tonight.
  • Con Edison tweets this is the largest storm-related outage in their history. Crews are working around the clock to assess damage and restore power. Customers in areas served by overhead power could take at least a week while underground could take four days. More than 250,000 lower Manhattan customers are without power.
  • The Long Island Power Authority said it will need at least 10 days to fix the outages. More than 914,000 of LIPA's 1.1 million customers were without power as of 8 p.m. Tuesday, according to Newsday.
  • Labor Department spokesman Carl Fillichio said employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data Friday.
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