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The East Coast In Pictures: The Morning After

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Stunning pictures of the devastation the east coast wakes up to the morning after.

First light over Manhattan as New York wakes up on Tuesday. Much of the island is without power and much of the city remains closed. The Goldman building once again boasts the best power generators and is a true beacon of what NYC is all about.

Whitehall Subway Station (via Andrew Cuomo)

Streets in New York are littered with debris as the floodwaters subside. A record storm surge of more than 13 feet (4m) deluged lower Manhattan.

Residents continue to be evacuated from their homes along the coast. Many had chosen to ignore the mandatory evacuation notices issued on Monday.

Early morning in Cape May, New Jersey, the clear-up begins. Earthmovers clear sand from the coastal road flooded by the storm surge.

Much of New York's public transport network was flooded. Here the waters burst through a lift shaft in a rail station in Hoboken, New Jersey. It could be days before it is fully functioning.

Firefighters were hampered by the floods in their attempts to bring under control a large fire which destroyed more than 50 homes in Queens, New York.

The damage caused by Sandy extended over a huge swathe of the East Coast. In Washington DC, early morning traffic rolls past an uprooted tree.

The replica ship HMS Bounty sinks beneath the waves off the North Carolina coast, photographed by the US Coastguard who rescued 14 people from the ship.

Buildings in Breezy Point, NY have completely burned down.


Courtesy of BBC, AP, Reuters, AFP and Getty Images

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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:52 | 2931121 SilverTree
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Where is the GOLD!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:02 | 2931171 GeezerGeek
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Did anyone besides me, watching the pictures of flooding in lower Manhattan, notice those guys swimming by in wet suits and SCUBA gear? 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:15 | 2931233 Precious
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Subways are OPEN !

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:20 | 2931253 Pladizow
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Imagine the Fed/Wall St schenanigans that are going on while the market is closed for 4 days in a row so far!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:27 | 2931279 notbot
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This is all W's fault.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:55 | 2931378 GetZeeGold
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Heh heh.....the gayest light ever.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:34 | 2931507 vrabobabo
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I know that US real estate market bottomed as even Jesus is underwater

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:31 | 2931696 Randall Cabot
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Updated: Oct 30, 2012 7:07 AM EDT

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Officials have shut down the Salem 1 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey because of troubles associated with Sandy.

PSEG Nuclear says 4 of the station's six circulating water pumps that use Delaware Bay and River water to condense steam were no long available early Tuesday.

PSEG Nuclear says the plant is stable.

The neighboring Hope Creek nuclear plant is at full power.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:20 | 2931894 Atlas_shrugging
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They didn't flood that

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:11 | 2932080 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Nobody else said it so I guess I will. There's got to be a morning after...



Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:53 | 2932503 NewThor
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The Universe is forever lasting.

I like to dance to this song when I am

on my spaceship*.




we are one big Earth sized


To infinity and beyond.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 20:18 | 2933172 AldousHuxley
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What about that gold in NY Fed's vault?

Are their colors bleeding or are they floating?


Let's see elites in Manhattan beg Obama for emergency declaration so they get that sweet government money funneled into their private businesses.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 23:16 | 2933612 Clashfan
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C'mon, Crock, give 'em sumthin from APark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ314hldal4

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:59 | 2931387 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Doc, ya' gotta tell 'em folks to be sure to watch it all the way through. Funny as hell. Thanks for the chuckle!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:05 | 2931827 acmebrainsurgery
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Re: "I jerked it to Sandy" 

Hilarious~! Very clever, first real laugh I've had in a while.

Thanks for posting it.

You've got to watch the entire vid.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 22:22 | 2933472 prains
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there's a pill for that

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:58 | 2931385 GeorgeHayduke
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Not really, but you can bet Rethugs will blame Obama for it forever, which is strange since he's essentially a corporate shill, rethug himself.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:35 | 2932673 TBT or not TBT
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If this is a political event to you, then you need some time away from all media and internet, a lot of time away, doing something very different.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:11 | 2932578 vrabobabo
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Better than expected

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:27 | 2931281 redpill
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Bwahahaha what a great view from up here!  Look at all the muppets trying to swim to safety.  Jeeves, another round of mimosas, looks like we'll have to wait until tomorrow to begin front-running our own customers again.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:08 | 2931345 TruthInSunshine
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That last one is Lebowski on his cell phone, bitchez!

The Dude himself is ordering a White Russian to go, and just "chillling out" in his bathrobe amidst the angst around him, man.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:27 | 2931479 Sanksion
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"They flooded my rag, goddam nihilists!"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:35 | 2931724 TheCanadianAustrian
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It's Happy Gilmore's caddy taking a bath and looking for balls.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:35 | 2931932 spastic_colon
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He's checking to make sure he is still orthodox while he has scuba boy look for his hat

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:59 | 2931386 spastic_colon
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must fix most critical connections first - "Hello Diebold"

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:51 | 2932234 mayavision2012
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speculating on the typhoid/plague innoculation market, perhaps?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:32 | 2931298 Dead Canary
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And the smart ass of the week award goes to:

(dramatic pause....)


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:59 | 2931807 dark pools of soros
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THOSE Subways are open because Gov KristyKreme was told the subways were down... 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:15 | 2931234 True.North
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If that glowing beacon of hope known as 200 West isn't a sign that Goldman is doing God's work, then I don't know what is...


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:33 | 2931303 Cursive
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Wow.  If that first photo of the NYC skyline with the glowing GS building surrounded by darkness and devestation isn't photoshopped, it says what a million words couldn't.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:31 | 2931498 Flakmeister
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The scary thing is that the employees will be expected at the office today.....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:53 | 2931583 odatruf
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Holy Hell, people. That Goldman building is in Jersey City at 30 Hudson Street, not in NYC.


Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:29 | 2931919 Randall Cabot
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True, but that is still one creepy image.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:00 | 2932754 odatruf
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Fine, fine, sure it is. But how can so many supposed NYC people not recognize that this wasn't the Manhattan skyline?  They never noticed Jersey City while eating crab cake puffs on deck of the Intrepid?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:17 | 2932801 Randall Cabot
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It is Manhattan in front of the GS building.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:58 | 2931336 Gully Foyle
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Looters inspired by that Morgan Freeman/Christian Slater rain movie.

Damn them for their quick thinking.

( Who the fuck didn't like Hard Rain? Not great but beats the shit out of Twilight, don't it.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 12:27 | 2931690 A Nanny Moose
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A common activity toward the end of White Water rafting season involves snorkeling along the river, collecting the lagan from the numerous boating accidents.

Let this be a lesson to those who are going to have such a mishap in the future.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:00 | 2932040 Gully Foyle
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A Nanny Moose

I just read Terry Pratchetts DODGER.

The main character was a TOSHER



A tosher is someone who scavenges in the sewers, especially in London during the Victorian era. The word tosher was also used to describe the thieves who stripped valuable copper from the hulls of ships moored along the Thames.[1] The former activity began around the time of the construction of the London sewerage system, designed by Joseph Bazalgette.

The toshers decided to cut out the middle man and it was a common sight in 19th-century Wapping for whole families to lift a manhole cover and go down into the sewers.

As most toshers would reek of the sewers, they were not popular with the neighbours. One unexpected side effect of the sewer work was that toshers - or, at least, those toshers who survived - built up a strong tolerance to typhus and the other diseases that swept the ghettos.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:22 | 2932627 Lore
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"Let this be a lesson to those who are going to have such a mishap in the future."


Don't go white water rafting in the New York subway?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:02 | 2931173 malikai
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Does anyone have the coordinates of the HMS bounty?

If it's shallow enough it will make an awesome dive.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:08 | 2931201 Itch
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Sure bud, here you go ... 25.0000° N, 71.0000° W

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:10 | 2931212 malikai
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Wow, that North Carolina coast is REALLY BIG.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:22 | 2931230 Precious
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<- I live in NY

<- I don't live in NY

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:34 | 2931304 UGrev
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<- I live in NY CITY

<- I don't live in NY CITY


NY is more than just "The City". In fact, there is indeed, much life above the the city. Even futher north than Albany.. For real. I aint lyin.. 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 14:02 | 2931350 Gully Foyle
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You jest surely. I have visited Albany and explored even further as to Rochester and Buffalo.

Godless wasteland inhabited by gambling loving heathens and 19th century cultists.

This where Mormonism arose and the Shakers and Spiritualism.

The Fox sisters beckon you to hell with their foul tableknocking antics!

Demon spawn one and all!

( I did not realize so many Shakers lurked here at ZH.)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 16:19 | 2932613 SILVERGEDDON



Everyone knows that there are the Movers. Politicians, Banksters, fake Fed - eral employees, and Wall Street dirtbags - eg Goldman / Morgue / etc.

Then, there are the Shakers.

Welcome to Zero Hedge.

Again. With your eyes wide shut ?

Hopefully, not this time.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 17:21 | 2932813 ceilidh_trail
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Sooo, enjoy your life in Scranton and leave upstate New York alone. I travel through there every year and do not see it as you. One of us is right, and it ain't you.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:46 | 2931355 Big Corked Boots
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There's a c. 1720 map hanging in the Albany Institute of History and Art that shows the Adirondacks as "Unknown Lands."

For most NY'ers living south of 287, that's still true.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:55 | 2931377 Flakmeister
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I swear that there is something in the water once you reach Putnam Co....

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