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Disaster tour of Sandy destruction lets tourists gawk

Excerpt from NY1

Nov 06, 2012 1:24 pm

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These disaster tours in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy should hop-a-long and beat it.

— Dennis Schaal

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My Monday tour of Lower Manhattan on board a City Sights New York Double Decker bus started out in a thoughtful way, with the guide making a pledge over scratchy earphones.

“I’m dedicating my tours over these next few days, including the tips I receive, to those people who are trying to survive the effects of the storm,” said the guide.

… that’s when the focus became clear. This was turning into what some might call a “disaster tour,” with a congested convoy of buses giving tourists an eyeful.

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