Hurricane Sandy brought a destructive storm surge to New York City on the evening of October 29, 2012, flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway lines in Lower Manhattan, Staten Island, Coney Island, the Rockaways and other areas of the city. The super storm cut  off electricity to parts of the city and its suburbs and closed most subway and commuter rail lines. Subway tunnels and the Queens and Broolyn-Battery Tunnel were also flooded. NYC Photo News covered the storm and its aftemath. More photos at

Trees in Lower Manhattan flattened by Hurricane Sandy

Shops in Lower Manhattan underwater in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Sandbagged entrance to Bowling Green Subway Station

Con Ed pumps out the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

A man with his dog wades through floodwaters at the South Street Seaport

Light pole toppled by Sandy at the South Stree Seaport

Formerly submerged SUV at the South Street Seaport

Interior of SUV that had been submurged by Sandy's storm surge

U.S. flag torn to tatters by Hurricane Sandy

Plaza in Lower Manhattan underwater

Residents of Lower Manhattan survey the damage caused by Sandy

Pumping out a basement in Lower Manhattan in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined Fifth Avenue Sunday, October 14, 2012, for the 49th annual Hispanic Day Parade. Organizers estimate more than 10,000 people took part in the parade, which featured the music and costumes of various Spanish-speaking countries. NYC Photo News covered the action. More photos at

On October 8, 2012, Fifth Avenue was awash in red, white, and green for the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade. One of the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture, an estimated 35,000 marchers and nearly one million spectators lined Fifth Avenue and NYC Photo News was there. Extensive coverage of the 2012 Columbus Day Parade in New York City at

Spectators line Fifth Avenue for the New York City Columbus Day Parade

Spectator with map of Italy painted on her face at the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Mounted NYPD Color Guard at the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Guest of honor Susan Lucci riding in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Cardinal Timothy Dolan watches the 2012 Columbus Day Parade
NY Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Governor Andrew Cuomo marching in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade

Italian policemen marching in the 2012 Columbus Day Parade in New York City

The 75th annual Pulaski Day Parade was held on Sunday, October 7, 2012 under rainy skies in midtown Manhattan. The parde made its way up Fifth Avenue as hearty fans cheered the many floats, marching bands, and Polish-American groups. NYC Photo News was there, despite the rain, and photos can be seen at

The Korea Times Parade was held on October 6, 2012 on Sixth Avenue. Organized by the Korean Association of New York and sponsored by the New York Hankook Ilbo, a sister paper of The Korea Times, the parade featured colorful floats, marching bands, local Korean organizations, and cultural and arts troupes. NYC Photo News was there to capture all the actions. More photos at