From DNA Info:
Dozens of homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Staten Island and Queens have been slated for demolition by the city, including two abandoned homes on New Dorp Lane neighbors have complained about for months.
Homes that Department of Buildings inspectors determined were in danger of collapsing and posed a safety risk will be taken down by the city in the coming weeks, a source said.
The city did not confirm the number of homes set to be demolished, only saying a few dozen. But discussion with building owners has started and preparations are underway to tear down several already, the source said.