President Barack Obama walks with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., from a new conference on Cedar Grove Avenue, a street significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy, on the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. At left is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Photo by: Carolyn Kaster

President Barack Obama walks with Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., from a new conference on Cedar Grove Avenue, a street significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy, on the Staten Island borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. At left is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)