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

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