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Tom Chase, left, helped his uncle, Richard Filipelli, break down what remained of his home on Cozy Avenue in East Haven, Conn., Monday, after Tropical Storm Irene swept through the region. (Jesse Neider for The Wall Street Journal)

Jonathan Fey paddled his way down Nassau Avenue in Freeport, N.Y., after the storm flooded the neighborhood. (Joel Cairo for The Wall Street Journal)

Pam Young was one of the homeowners left cleaning up Irene’s mess in the Catskill Mountain town of Prattsville, N.Y. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

The streets of Paterson, N.J., were hood-deep in water from the Passaic River as Irene’s rainfall backed up streams and storm drains across much of the state. (Mark Dye/Reuters)

A large queue formed Tuesday morning at Ladurée, the newly opened Upper East Side outpost of the French bakery long lauded for its delicate cookies, jams, sorbets and candles. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal )

Emily Season, right, rode her unicycle on the Brooklyn Bridge during a group unicycle ride to Coney Island during the 2011 NYC Unicycle Festival Friday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

Members of the National Guard convened at the Lexington Armory in Manhattan Monday to wrap up their work on the tropical storm. The guardsmen massed at several places in the city. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

Ironworker Gary Russo, also known as the ‘Second Avenue Sinatra,’ sang during his lunch break on East 73rd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan Wednesday. After weeks at the Upper East Side location, he sang his last lunch concert Thursday before leaving for a new construction site. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)

The Blackberry Bramble is a popular cocktail at Silver Lining, 75 Murray St. in Tribeca. The speakeasy-style cocktail bar is aimed at jazz aficionados. (Lauren Lancaster for The Wall Street Journal)

Felix Camacho slid into third base during the Borough President’s Cup Little League Championship at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Little League Raiders beat the Rolando Paulino Little League, 9-7, in nine innings. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)

James Fisher, left, released bees to find their queen and a new hive Monday in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn; the swarm’s previous hive fell off of its tree. (Mustafah Abdulaziz for The Wall Street Journal)

The Tuna Duo, a dish including tuna tartar and ahi tuna, at Blue Water Seafood in Red Bank, N.J. (Bill Denver for the Wall Street Journal)

A large elm tree on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights was one of many trees brought down by the tropical storm Sunday. (Claudio Papapietro for The Wall Street Journal )

A Bronx teen, right, and Mark Colbert, a volunteer with the Stoked Mentoring Program through the non-profit Up2Us, prepared to enter the water for a surfing lesson at Rockaway Beach on Wednesday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Sen. James Seward comforted Prattsville, N.Y., residents Emily and Richard Morse during a visit to the town on Wednesday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

County Road 17 northeast of Route 23A in Greene County, New York, was washed out in the storm. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Darren Renatta and his mother, Beth, investigated the flooding along the East River waterfront as the storm swooped in Sunday morning. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

People took part in a game of human chess at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park in Manhattan, as part of the ‘Summer on the Hudson’ events Thursday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

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Billy Stinson (L) comforts his daughter Erin Stinson as they sit on the steps where their cottage once stood August 28, 2011 in Nags Head, North Carolina. The cottage, built in 1903 and destroyed yesterday by Hurricane Irene, was one of the first vacation cottages built on Albemarle Sound in Nags Head. Stinson has owned the home, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, since 1963. “We were pretending, just for a moment, that the cottage was still behind us and we were just sitting there watching the sunset,” said Erin afterward.

Hurricane Irene moved along the east coast causing heavy flooding damage as far north as Vermont and shutting down the entire New York mass transit system.

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In McCarren Park, aerialist Seanna Sharpe instructs Millie Biswas during a cloud trapeze class. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)

New York police near the scene of shooting on the boardwalk in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach in which one woman was killed and four men were wounded on Thursday evening. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)

Santiago Granda dips his dog in water spraying from a fire hydrant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Wednesday. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

David Tankersley played with his Cavalier King Charles spaniel “Harley Davidson” on the Hudson River Greenway near West 145th Street in Manhattan Monday. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

The scallops, photographed at The The Dutch located at 131 Sullivan Street in New York, NY. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.) addressed a news conference in New York, Monday. Mr. Weiner admitted sending sexually suggestive photographs to women online but said he doesn’t plan to resign from Congress because of the scandal. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

Tourists disembarked from The Beast after a high-speed ride from 42nd Street to the Statue of Liberty, powered by jet engines that let the boat perform all sorts of fast loops and 360-degree turns. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal )

“Best Buddies Friendship Bear,” a piece of pop art by Romero Britto, brightened the plaza in front of the Time Warner Building in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle after its unveiling at the location Wednesday. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

A school bus stopped in the middle of South 2nd Street in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn to allow children to get sprayed by water from a broken fire hydrant Friday. It is predicted that temperatures will reach 96 degrees fahrenheit by days end throughout the Greater New York area. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)

A boy walked past a dead fin whale that washed up in Atlantic Beach, N.Y., Wednesday. Scientists performed a necropsy Thursday on the whale and found it likely was hit by a ship. (Zuma Press)

Jamie Gleason, a Citywide Monuments Conservation intern, worked on the Temperance Fountain in Tompkins Square Park Thursday in New York. (Michael Nagle for The Wall Street Journal)

Alexander and Andres Grayson check out a simulated crime scene at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice’s CSI Experience Booth on Sunday. The booth was part of the 2011 World Science Festival Street Fair in Washington Square Park. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

A worker Tuesday surveys the completed Rainbow City at the High Line park’s newly opened second section. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)

Filmaker Marc Singer in his Brooklyn Heights apartment this week. “Dark Dyas” will open July 1, at Cinema Village. (Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal)

The ancho-battered pollack fish taco, photographed at Pachanga Patterson located at 33-17 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)

Former New York Giants player Plaxico Burress, center, and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, right, left the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, N.Y., Monday. Mr. Burress was released from prison after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge. (Heather Ainsworth/Associated Press)

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