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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Those who live in the Breezy Point section of Queens are picking through their burned out homes one more time, before the city takes a major step in the area’s recovery.

Mari Ellen Mack was moved to tears Friday after finding her late father’s framed NYPD badge in what’s left of her home.

“To think of my father right now, now that’s upsetting, but it’s crazy at the same time. It’s still intact,” Mack told CBS 2’s Wendy Gillette.

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She said she’s trying to find anything she can before next week.

The city will bulldoze what’s left of the homes that burned after the New Year. That’s why Mack went to the home again to see if she could find any mementos.

And she did. Her dad was an undercover detective in the 1960s, infiltrating the mob.


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