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Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Hurricane Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore [...]

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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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Police prepared to enter Arrow Wine & Liquor at 48th Street and Avenue N in Flatlands, Brooklyn, on Wednesday. Two men were taken hostage in an attempted robbery, but were released unharmed. In the end, two suspects surrendered. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal)


Jhonny Arteaga, a player for the soccer team F.C. New York, practiced at Mitchel Field in Uniondale Monday. The team was considered the underdog ahead of its match Tuesday against the Red Bulls in New Jersey, and lost, 2-1. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal)


A makeshift memorial stood on the football field at Truman High School in the Bronx after Isayah Muller, a star running-back on the school’s football team, was killed Tuesday. The 19-year-old was stabbed in a dispute just hours after graduating. (Rob Bennett for The Wall Street Journal)


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, at Sunday’s Gay Pride parade with his girlfriend, in white; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, far left; and openly gay elected officials including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, in purple. Friday, Gov. Cuomo signed a law legalizing same-sex marriage. (Daniella Zalcman for The Wall Street Journal)


The risotto alla pescatore at Zero Otto Nove Manhattan. The new location for the Bronx-based restaurant is 15 W. 21st St. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


Workers painted a stretch of Times Square between 44th and 45th Streets on Thursday. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal )


Patrick Carrajat is the lifelong obsessive behind the one-room Elevator Historical Society, which had its grand opening on Wednesday in Long Island City. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Stage hands Bradford Olson, left, and Jarmel Cruz installed armrests inside a replica of the Royal Shakespeare Theater stage in the Park Avenue Armory Wednesday, ahead of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s six-week residency in Manhattan. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


The Perfect Storm, a blend of Jamaican Rum, lime juice, green-tea syrup, ginger syrup, soda and angostura bitters, is a standout at The Drink, 228 Manhattan Ave., in Brooklyn. (Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street Journal)


Participants at the Society of Illustrators’ Tuesday drawing class this week. At the group’s Tuesday night ‘Sketch Night,’ nude models are on the agenda. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Fifth-grade students at an awards ceremony on Monday at Harlem Day Charter School, which is being taken over by Democracy Prep Public Schools. Only one-third of the class is moving on to middle school. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Actors in an upcoming performance of the Shakespeare play “Henry V,” from left, Andy Paterson, Chance Anderson, Tim Bungeroth, Kevin Orton and Max Waszak rehearsed a fight sequence on Governors Island Tuesday. The show opens July 5th. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


Deborah Young, co-founder of the Crown Heights North Association, inside St. Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church, where her group regularly meets. (Philip Montgomery for The Wall Street Journal)


The Astoria Pool in the borough of Queens welcomed hundreds of city residents this week. (Timothy Fadek for The Wall Street Journal)


In Washington Heights, Loew’s 175th Street Theatre opened in 1930. It functioned as a cinema until 1969, when it was saved from the wrecking ball by the charismatic televangelist Rev. Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II, who bought it and converted it into his ‘Palace Cathedral.’ (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Tires for sale were piled high outside a shop just off 126th Street next to Citifield in Queens on Wednesday. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal)


Children said goodbye to friends at P.S. 171 in Long Island City, Queens, Tuesday, the school’s last day of class before summer vacation. (Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal )

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