Monday, Oct 29, 2012 7:48 PM UTC
UPDATED: The hurricane sweeps up parts of Atlantic City's boardwalk as it makes landfall
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- The Hulk fights Sandy at Fitness City in Matawan, NJ (Credit: twitpic via @blueingy)
- Power lines down in Harrisburg, Pa. (Credit: twitpic via @tinebaker5, Patriot News)
- Sandy has swept away part of Atlantic City's boardwalk (Credit: twitpic via @musiclova78)
- High winds and choppy waters in the New York harbor, via the U.S. Coast Guard. (Credit: @usocg)
- The toxic sludge of the Gowanus Canal, which began flooding Sunday night, takes on an eerie green tinge (Credit: Julian Brookes, Salon)
- Television host Padma Lakshmi tweets a picture of a grocery store, emptied out in anticipation of the storm. (Credit: @PadmaLakshmi)
- High winds have downed small trees and branches in Boston (Credit: @johnkingCNN)
- Not everyone has cleared out for the storm. The Stonewall Inn in New York City remains in high spirits. (Credit: @baratunde)
- New Jersey's White Horse Pike, heading toward Atlantic City (Credit: TxStormChasers)
- Waves crash over the wall in Narragansett, RI. (Credit: @wpro)
- High waves hit Fall River, Mass. (Credit: @wpro)
- Times Square empties out in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (Credit: @directv)
- A crane collapses atop One57 in Manhattan as winds become more powerful Monday afternoon. (Credit: @jonathanwald)
- The MTA began closing many of New York City's tunnels and bridges starting at 2 pm Monday afternoon, including the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and Holland Tunnel. (Credit: @NYGovCuomo)
- High winds have thrust a trampoline into power lines in Milford, CT. (Credit: @JackieeOConnor)
- A comparison of satellite images of last year's Hurricane Irene (top) versus Hurricane Sandy (bottom) (Credit: @nationalgridus)
- The Hudson River has overflowed onto the land near the Hoboken train terminal (Credit: meetingpeopleiseasy's instagram)
- Sandbags along Wall Street. The NYSE is closed today. @briansmithphoto
- New York's Fire Island is now under water (Credit: @PiersTonight via W.G. McGarvey)
- Spc. Brett Hyde of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), keeps guard over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery while Hurricane Sandy approaches. (Credit: 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Facebook page)
- Sandy has caused uncharacteristically high waves in Lake Michigan. Forecasters predict its effects will be felt as far as Wisconsin. (Credit: John H. White, via Chicago Sun Times' instagram)
- Like several cities on the New Jersey coast, Ocean City is already flooded--still hours before Hurricane Sandy makes landfall. (Credit: @kenshane)
- The East River has flooded into the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn Monday morning. (Credit: Twitter via @basker)
- The purple band in this graphic represents a 100% probability of at least 39 mile per hour winds during the next 120 hours. Forecasters are predicting winds of up to 90 mph winds in some areas of the hurricane. (Credit: NOAA)
- MTAInsider tweets: "The 148th Street Yard at northern end of 3 Line is sandbagged and ready for #Sandy" Some subway flooding is expected, and subway service remains suspended in New York. @MTAInsider
- Eyewitness news reports that Atlantic City's public safety director says most of the city is under water. (Credit: hoebama's Instagram)
- Washington D.C.'s NBC4 captured footage of a man jogging through the streets wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and a horse mask. (Credit: Uproxx)
- New York Times' Sam Dolnick captures a shot of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal flooding on Monday morning. Daily Intel writes that a storm surge of water could create a "toxic shitstorm": "Once in the canal, it could stir up a heady mix of pollutants — essentially oil, heavy metals, and human excrement — and distribute it throughout the slowly gentrifying area that sits among some of Brownstone Brooklyn's priciest neighborhoods." (Credit: Sam Dolnick's intagram)
- Debris in New York's Zone A Monday morning Cindy Jeffers, Salon
- A view of the water from New York's Zone A
- Officials in New York's evacuation zone stand by Cindy Jeffers, Salon
- A satellite image of the East Coast demonstrates how expansive Hurricane Sandy is, taken at 9:45 EST Monday morning. (Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project)
- New York shut down all public transit last night, leaving otherwise highly populated areas like Grand Central Station eerily empty. (Credit: Business Insider)
- Unconfirmed picture of pre-storm Manhattan (Credit: via Twitter user @bravoandy)
- This ominous but unconfirmed photo on Instagram warns “Frankenstorm is almost here” (via user juneambrose)
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