Tags / Manhattan
A policeman directs otherwise anarchic traffic on First Avenue and 20th Street as stop lights sit dark for miles. Pedestrians cross at great risk as grid workers struggle to try and restore power to huge swaths of the city.
A beige National Guard vehicle pulls away from a makeshift food distribution center on the corner of Houston and Pitt Streets on the Lower East Side. Guardsmen were being tasked with distributing meals en masse is disaster-affected areas of the city.
Virtually all businesses south of 34th Street in Manhattan remained shut as the blackout continued into its fifth day.
New York's vast subway transit system took on the air of a cavernous no-man's land as the blackout cause by Hurricane Sandy south of 34th continues into its 5th day.