New York City grounds to a halt in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The superstorm swamped New York's subway system. Those who chose to walk had to negotiate buckled sidewalks, downed trees and flooded streets among other things.
Sandy wreaked havoc on the New York City subway system flooding tunnels, garages and rail yards and threatening to paralyze the nation's largest mass-transit system for days.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city authorities in New York are battling to restore public transport but that Superstorm Sandy has inflicted the worst ever damage in the 108 year history of the subway system.
The storm interrupted the U.S. presidential campaign just a week before the November 6 elections. The damage it caused raised questions about whether polling places in some hard-hit communities would be ready to open by next Tuesday.