From our window it was simply a minor nuisance, a storm that lasted a day.
But for those in low-lying areas and oceanside boroughs it was anything but, and the damage Sandy caused will take weeks — if not
months years — to clean up and repair. Other areas, such as the New Jersey shoreline, will never be the same.
As I walked south through Manhattan the streets grew dark and quiet. Here and there someone would be rolling a suitcase or walking their dog. Occasionally an ambulance would come wailing by, a sharp contrast to the unusual silence that had settled over the streets. The click of my shutter an audible distraction as I took photos of the aftermath — from 60th and Amsterdam to SoHo and back. NOTE: For information on how to help the relief efforts, click here.