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One year ago this week, Super Storm Sandy ravaged New York City. The building housing the oldest licensed pizzeria in the United States was among those flooded in the storm. The granddaughter of the original proprietor, who reportedly introduced Neapolitan-style pizza to the US, talks about her hopes for the business going forward.

Also, a Syrian immigrant to the US recalls his amusing first days in America. How high tech workers from India are transforming California’s Silicon Valley. And how Orson Welles’s panic-inducing 1938 US radio drama, War of the Worlds, inspired copycat broadcasts around the world - with similar effects.

Picture: Totonno's Pizzeria in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Credit: roboppy/Flickr

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Sun 3 Nov 2013 15:32 GMT

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