Photos: New York braces for Sandy

Updated 1435 GMT (2235 HKT) October 30, 2012
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The facade of an apartment building collapsed on Monday, October 29, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Superstorm Sandy smashed ashore in the northeastern United States Monday night, triggering floods, fires and devastation. See more photos of Sandy's destructive path. Getty Images
Two men wade through the flooded streets of Brooklyn on Monday as Sandy made landfall. Reuters/Landov
Floodwater is pumped out of a building in the financial district of New York on Monday evening. Getty Images
A pedestrian walks across a New York street where the power was out late Monday. The storm surge set records in Lower Manhattan, where flooded substations caused a widespread power outage. Getty Images
Firefighters use a saw in an attempt to remove a partially collapsed door during the storm in New York on Monday. Getty Images
Rising water rushes into an underground parking garage in New York's financial district on Monday. Getty Images
A visitor does a cartwheel in the rain in New York's Times Square on Monday, October 29. Reuters/Landov
A construction vehicle drives through flooded streets in Brooklyn on Monday as Sandy makes its way north. Reuters/Landov
Firefighters evaluate an apartment building in New York City where the front wall collapsed due to Hurricane Sandy on Monday. Getty Images
A police car looks out over Manhattan from near the Brooklyn Bridge as Sandy begins to affect the area on Monday. Getty Images
People drink at a bar in New York's East Village during the stormy weather on Monday. Getty Images
Empty toll booths remain closed on Monday at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in New York. Getty Images
New York City firefighters and emergency workers view a collapsing crane hanging from a 90-story residential building in New York on Monday. Bloomberg via Getty Images
Part of a crane boom is seen hanging off a building under construction in Manhattan on Monday. Getty Images
A car goes through standing water along FDR Drive as New Yorkers venture out into the stormy conditions on Monday, October 29. AFP/Getty Images
A woman walks down the promenade along the East River in New York on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
The Holland Tunnel in New York is closed due to Hurricane Sandy on Monday. Getty Images
Motorists drive on FDR Drive along the banks of the East River in Manhattan on Monday before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. Getty Images
Two people cross the street near the closed Holland Tunnel on Monday as Hurricane Sandy moves up the coast. Getty Images
The East River in New York churns as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday. Getty Images
Workers close the Holland Tunnel before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on Monday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the closing of that tunnel, as well as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, due to flooding concerns. Getty Images
People pose outside the sandbagged entrance of the closed Fifth Avenue Apple Store on Monday. Getty Images
A man walks near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn as Hurricane Sandy moves in. Getty Images
A woman watches waves crash onto a pier on New York's City Island on Monday. Residents were ordered to evacute the island. AFP/Getty Images
A jogger runs along East River Drive near the Queensboro Bridge in New York City as a police car closed the area down on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
The Hudson River comes over the seawall along the West Side Promenade in the Battery Park area of New York City on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
A tourist stands in Times Square early Monday, October 29, as New Yorkers prepare to endure Hurricane Sandy. AFP/Getty Images
A sailboat smashes on the rocks after breaking free from its mooring on City Island, New York, on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
A security guard looks over Times Square on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
A New York City police officer stands guard at the 42nd Street subway station in Times Square on Monday. AFP/Getty Images
Dark clouds mask the Manhattan skyline as Hurricane Sandy approaches New York on Monday. Getty Images
People walk across a rainy Brooklyn Bridge as New York City braces for Hurricane Sandy's arrival. Getty Images
A man watches the waves in New York Harbor from Battery Park on October 29. The core of Sandy's force is supposed to hit the New York area Monday night. Getty Images
A man runs to make the last Metro North Train as the last people are cleared out of Grand Central Station on October 28. The MTA began an orderly shutdown of commuter rail and subway service in preparation for Hurricane Sandy. AFP/Getty Images
People pose for pictures on the Rockaway Beach Boulevard in Queens ahead of the storm on October 29. Getty Images
The subway platform at Columbus Circle stands empty after the closure on October 28 due to the storm. BloombergGetty Images
New York City police officers cordon off the subway entrance at Broadway and 72nd Street as the city shuts down public transportation ahead of the storm on October 28. Bloomberg/Getty Images
A pedestrian rides past fruit and vegetable stalls covered with tarps on Broadway on October 28. Bloomberg/Getty Images