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Hurricane Sandy NYC first hand photos

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The subways leading to Brooklyn are all inundated with water and floating debris. While other subway lines are now opening, it will be weeks before the below-river tunnels are cleared and functional.

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Standing on the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) waterfront looking across the bay into lower Manhattan, Madeline Gobbo joined thousands who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. The "black-out zone" is evident in the foreground, where hundreds of thousands were left without power after a power substation exploded.

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In Brooklyn, as visible in this esplanade damage, water and wind affected neighborhoods on a street by street basis.

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In lower Manhattan, pedestrians, cyclists, cars, water and debris all struggled to navigate the streets, regulated by NYPD and fellow citizens in the aftermath of Sandy.

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