Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

Some businesses re-open, while recovery crews work to restore power and pump out water in New York and New Jersey

Topics: Superstorm Sandy, slideshow, Power outages, frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy, Slide Show, New Jersey, New York City, hoboken,

Hurricane Sandy: A slow recoveryOne of many flooded subways in New York City (Credit: Twitter via @MTAInsider)

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    (Cindy Jeffers, Salon)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    Long lines of commuters form for a bus in lower Manhattan, which is the only form of public transit currently available in the city.

    (Cindy Jeffers, Salon)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    Streets in Manhattan are uncharacteristically quiet during morning rush hour as around 25 percent of the city's building are still without power.

    (Twitter via @MTAInsider)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    New York City's subway system remains closed on Wednesday morning due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Bloomberg has announced that the system will stay closed until further notice.

    (Twitter via @jacobsantiago)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    Hoboken remains flooded as the National Guard came to the city's aid Tuesday night. "We've got live wires in the waters, and the waters are completely contaminated and getting more contaminated," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. "It's rain water mixed with sewage water; it's becoming more sewage water."

    (Stephen Lund)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    One of the city's two payloaders drives through Hoboken's flooded streets on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, in an effort to rescue those stranded. "We have two payloaders and we're trying to go in where we can to help people, but we have small city streets and payloaders cannot fit down," said Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    Rescue workers help stranded people out of their flooded homes in Seaside Heights, N.J., following the arrival of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (AP/Julio Cortez)

    (Twitter via @tomkierein)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    While Hurricane Sandy showered the rest of the East Coast with rain, parts of Va. and Md. received a blizzard. Garrett County, Md., above, received 28 inches of snow.

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    This photo made available by the New Jersey Governor's Office shows flooding on the bay side of Seaside, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 after superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey Monday evening. (AP Photo/New Jersey Governor's Office, Tim Larsen)

    (Cindy Jeffers, Salon)

    Hurricane Sandy: A slow recovery

    Con Edison trucks were out in lower Manhattan this morning. After an explosion on ConEd's 14th street power station, most of lower Manhattan is without power, and may remain so for up to four days. Sara Banda, a spokeswoman for Con Edison, told Reuters, "This is the largest storm-related outage in our history."

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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