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