The gloom of super storm Sandy's devastationwas also observed in Manhattan where millions faced life without power or transportation for days and vast swaths of New York City remained eerily silent.
More than 200,000 people in Manhattan were without power on Monday evening and it is reported that it might take several days to fully restore power for most of the New Yorkers.
Here are some extraordinary photos of New York’s skyline going dark:
The skyline of New York is pictured at night on October 1, 2012, (top), and pictured in darkness in the early morning hours of October 30, 2012, in this combination photo.
Helicopters fly over the skyline of lower Manhattan as it sits in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York.
A general view from Exchange Place shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by giant storm Sandy.
A blacked out New York City skyline is seen from Brooklyn, New York, October 29, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the northeastern United States.
A view from Exchange Place, New Jersey, shows the skyline of lower Manhattan in darkness after a preventive power outage caused by giant storm Sandy in New York.
Hurricane Sandy could be the biggest storm to have hit US in a long time. It has apparently caused damagesseveral times the losses of last year's Hurricane Ireneand the losses are mounting with each passing hour.