Sandy's shocking aftermath
A roller coaster washes out to sea off the Jersey Shore
Boat on commuter rail tracks north of New York City
Shops in Manhattan Instagrammed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Port Authority bus terminal is empty
Breezy Point, Queens, N.Y. suffered a huge fire
Flooded subway station
Ambulances line up to evacuate NYU hospital
Patients were evacuated from NYU Hospital when a backup generator went down (John Minchillo)
Fallen trees at 214th Street in Manhattan
Water overwhelms the Hoboken PATH station in New Jersey
Flooding in a New York subway station
Cars are underwater in New York's East Village
The scene at the Midtown Tunnel
A parking garage in lower Manhattan
New York's Alphabet City, at the corner of 14th Street and Avenue C, is under water
Some New Yorker left a Bentley parked on the street to be submerged
Flooding on the West Side Highway in New York
Viewers react as waves crash against a seawall near homes in Scituate, Mass. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
Waters flood Ocean Ave. in Sea Bright, N.J.
Snorkeling in Greenpoint, Brooklyn (Twitter, Gary He)
The Atlantic City boardwalk is washed away by the storm (Facebook, Dann Cuellar)
The view from Brooklyn Bridge Park (@mattdanzico)
The extent of the storm
The Empire State Building over a dark New York skyline
New Yorkers and others across the East Coast awoke this morning to images they never thought they’d see — pictures of cars floating down streets, submerged subway stations, tunnels used by hundreds of thousands every day filled with water.
Here are some images of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; we’ll keep adding to these all day.
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"Freaks and Geeks"
The terminally underwatched Judd Apatow comedy ended its first and only season with protagonist Lindsay ditching her plan to head to an academic summer program in order to chase the Grateful Dead. How would this have impacted the tenderly drawn relationships with her family, as well as her place within the burnout clique she’d joined? Imagining the fallout, at least, is close to as fun as is watching it, which we’ll never do -- all that we have is the gleeful final moment as Lindsay runs off for a summer of fun and freedom, heedless of what’s to come.
The series, about the rise of the aide to an absent-minded governor, culminated in an election between the aide and the governor. Exciting stuff -- not least because the series finale ended on a cliffhanger that the show’s cancellation never resolved!
“Benson” had been a spinoff of this broad parody, which ended a year before its creators had planned and thus featured a number of cliffhangers, including several characters in life-or-death situations. In our minds, they all survived!
Creator David Milch floated the idea of movies to continue the story of his abruptly cut-short Western series; they never came together. But Milch also did his best to tie up narrative threads as best he could given how many plotlines were up in the air. He’s said he suspected the series would be canceled after its third season and attempted to provide some measure of closure in the memorable final scene.
"Caroline in the City"
This NBC series about a cartoonist in New York was but one of the many beneficiaries of the ratings aura around “Seinfeld” and “ER.” When it was moved off Thursday night, things got ugly, and it was canceled after the fourth season, but before viewers found out whether Caroline decided to go through with her wedding after she spotted her true love sitting in the pews.
Like “Veronica Mars,” “Twin Peaks” got a movie after its run ended -- the only problem was that the “Twin Peaks” film, “Fire Walk with Me,” was a prequel, not a sequel. So plenty more was known about poor Laura Palmer, but we’ll never know what happened after Dale Cooper’s seeming psychotic break or demonic possession. The first season is the only worthwhile one, anyhow.
The supernatural shows that cropped up after the success of “Lost” were particularly apt to end without conclusiveness; they were both heavily serialized and generally unsuccessful. This one-season wonder promised to reveal, eventually, the meaning of a global event during which everyone on Earth had a vision of their future. The finale reveals that there’d, in fact, be another global flash-forward, but the effects of this doubling-down will never be known, as that’s all we got!
Another one-season-only “Lost”-alike, this show depicted a fellow living in two worlds, one in which he and his wife had survived a car accident, and another in which he and his son had. The show dared to ask which world was real life and which was a dream. NBC dared to risk viewer ire by never resolving the matter!