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Photos: Hurricane Sandy Devastated NYC Two Years Ago Today

Cars floated through the streets of Manhattan <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/10/29/photos_cars_are_floating_through_fl.php">as it was flooded</a>


(Jack Moore)


18th Street & Ave C (Hart Liddell)



Midtown Tunnel (Chris Berg)


Ground Zero construction site (AP)


"Dude in snorkeling mask trying to rescue his friend in Greenpoint" (Gary He)



This is what it was like walking around <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/11/02/photos_walking_around_manhattan_in.php">Manhattan in the dark over the next few days.</a> This is the corner of Rivington and Essex. (Reuben Hernandez)


Looking down Broadway. (Reuben Hernandez)


On the Williamsburg Bridge the light stops... right there. (Reuben Hernandez)


Katzs in the dark. (Michael Morgenstern)


23rd and Eighth Avenue. (Dan Nguyen's flickr)


Looking down (Michael Morgenstern)



From the corner of Mercer and Prince. (Reuben Hernandez)


Take Shelter!(Rich McGrath)


Here's how <a href="http://gothamist.com/2013/10/24/stunning_side-by-side_photos_show_s.php#photo-1">the Rockaways looked</a> (Phillip Bell)


(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mercurialn/sets/72157631895901134/">mercurialn flickr</a>)


(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mercurialn/sets/72157631895901134/">mercurialn flickr</a>)


(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mercurialn/sets/72157631895901134/">mercurialn flickr</a>)



(<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mercurialn/sets/72157631895901134/">mercurialn flickr</a>)


(John Huntington/controlgeek.net)


(John Huntington/controlgeek.net)


(John Huntington/controlgeek.net)


(Slyvester Zawadzki)


(John Huntington/controlgeek.net)



(Phillip Bell)


Here's <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/10/31/photos_sandy-decimated_new_jersey_s.php">how the Jersey Shore looked</a>: on the bay side of Seaside, N.J.(Governor Christie’s Facebook)


Hurricane Sandy damage in Seaside, N.J.(Governor Christie’s Facebook)


Belmar(Governor Christie’s Facebook)


NJ


Kayakers take to the water to view Hurricane Sandy damage in Belmar, N.J. (Governor Christie’s Facebook)




Photos of the city <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/10/30/day_after_nyc_reels_from_sandys_des.php">from the day after the storm.</a> In Prospect Park (Ryan Blackwell)


Bensonhurst (Michael Drew)


Carroll Street in Brooklyn (Caitlin Ketner)


In Dumbo (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist)


Damage in Bensonhurst(Michael Drew)



This was the scene <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/10/30/20_photos_of_hurricane_sandys_red_h.php">in Red Hook & Gowanus</a> (<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)


(<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)


(<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)


(<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)


(<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)


(<a href="http://www.samhorine.com/">Sam Horine</a>)



This is what <a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/10/31/photos_the_devastation_of_breezy_po.php">Breezy Point looked like</a> (AP)


AP


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)



(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


(Courtesy <a href="http://todseelie.com/">Tod Seelie</a> / Suckapants)


Getty published these <a href="http://gothamist.com/2013/10/24/stunning_side-by-side_photos_show_s.php#photo-1">side-by-side photos showing</a> the difference in one year: [Top] Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A woman walks her dog near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.(Getty Images)


[Top] Homes sit destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Workers construct new homes on October 23, 2013 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.(Getty Images)



[Top] Clean-up continues among piles of debris, where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away November 10, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Cars sit parked on the street on October 19, 2013.(Getty Images)


[Top] Water continues to flood a neighborhood on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] Janet Hague stands in her back yard on October 17, 2013.(Getty Images)


[Top] A fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Two people walk down a sidewalk past a now empty lot on October 23, 2013(Getty Images)


[Top] Abandoned and flooded cars are sit after Hurricane Sandy on November 2, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Cars sit in a parking lot on October 20, 2013.(Getty Images)


[Top] A man walks along the heavily damaged beach on November 2, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] People walk down the beach on October 23, 2013.(Getty Images)


[Top] People walk past sandbags on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. [Bottom People walk past the same building on October 23, 2013.(Getty Images)



[Top] Hugh L. Carey Tunnel sits flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Traffic passes from Manhattan into the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel on October 22, 2013 in New York City.(Getty Images)


[Top] A gas worker marks a gas line in front of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on January 4, 2013 in the New Dorp area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A lot sits vacant on October 17, 2013, having been cleared of a destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy.(Getty Images)


[Top] Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] The entrance to the underground Plaza Shops remains closed due to unfinished renovations almost a hear after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2013.(Getty Images)


[Top] A lone figure makes his way down South 9th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on October 29, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. [Bottom] A scenic view of South 9th Street as photographed almost one year following Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York.(Getty Images)


[Top] The iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains standing after being ravaged by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy November 21, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. [Bottom] The spot where the Princess Cottage used to be is shown October 22, 2013 in Union Beach, New Jersey.(Getty Images)


[Top] The Monmouth Beach pavilion is surrounded by debris caused by Superstorm Sandy on November 8, 2012 in Monmouth, New Jersey. [Bottom] The Monmouth Beach pavilion is shown October 22, 2013 in Monmouth, New Jersey.(Getty Images)



[Top] Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013.(Getty Images)


<a href="http://gothamist.com/2012/11/23/coaster_sunk_by_sandy_could_become.php">Seaside Heights</a>, post-Sandy, by Stephen Wilkes.


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/29311691@N05/8177155140/in/pool-gothamist/">HLIT's flickr</a>