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Images of what I saw on a bike ride through Manhattan on Friday, November 2nd in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Devastating effects, encouragi… Read More
Images of what I saw on a bike ride through Manhattan on Friday, November 2nd in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Devastating effects, encouraging progress, strong communities and a lot of hope. Read Less
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Chinatown charging station;  2 generators hooked up to a truck provides a source of power for hundreds of local residents with dead cellphones.
Workers pump water out of the World Trade Center memorial site which was completely flooded during Sandy.
Con Edison, Verizon and emergency/disaster relief trucks were the most abundant vehicles throughout the area.
Water being pumped out of the center of Battery Park.
Partially flooded streets downtown.
Near the Staten Island Ferry, emergency personnel and vehicles form what looks like a local hub of relief operations.
Water is pumped from a flooded parking garage, while Con Edison employees work to restore power.
Battery Park Underpass; still full with about 8 feet of standing water, debris and trash.
Ann Taylor store in the South Street Seaport shops destroyed and appears to have been looted. Other restaurants and businesses damaged and almost fully submerged in floodwaters during the storm; with gutting and restoration process under way in some.
Notice the water line about half way up the window in this picture.  Approx 5 1/2 ft of water stood here during the highest storm surge.
Trash and destroyed furniture lines most of the streets around the South Street Seaport area as business owners begin the clean-up and salvaging process on their shops and restaurants.
A restaurant in the East Village still without power works hard to provide locals with a place to congregate and meals prepared via generators.
Homeless setup under the FDR; a man tries to dry out his rain and floodwater - soaked belongings.
A pop-up street gathering in the East Village with meat and frozen foods prepared on charcoal grills and stoves.  Off camera; local musicians jam with one another, providing music for the block.  A true sign of hope and community as residents deal with the power outages and destruction by partying together.