Athena—the season's first major winter storm—is just beginning to hit New York City. This is bad news—the situation is still pretty rough for many residents. Hurricane Sandy really wreaked havoc in the city; here's a collection of the most astounding before and after comparisons.

Above you can see the Manhattan Bridge as seen from Brooklyn, NY. Grab the slider in the middle of the transform it from a nice sunny day before the storm (Photo: Google Earth) to the flooded evening of Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 (Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP)

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Hoboken, NJ: A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. The second photo shows the next day.

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Photos: Charles Sykes/AP


Lower Manhattan's fully lit skyline on Jan. 6, 2012 and a darkened Lower Manhattan on Oct. 29, 2012.

Photo: AP

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The Funtime Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ on the Jersey Shore in Aug. 10, 2010 and after superstorm Sandy, on Oct. 31, 2012.

Photo: Mel Evans/AP

Photo: Star-Ledger, David Gard/AP


Seaside Heights, NJ: before and after Sandy. Boardwalks were trashed, a roller coaster dumped into the ocean.

Photo: GeoEye/AP

Photo: GeoEye/AP


Staten Island, NY: Before and after.

Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey


Breezy Point section of Queens, NY: before and after.

Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey


Long Beach, NY: before and after.

Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey


Belmar, NJ: before and after.

Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey


Keyport, NJ: before and after.

Photo: Google

Photo: NOAA National Geodetic Survey


Mantoloking, NJ in Google Earth. Below: Oct. 31, 2012. Aerial photo taken from a helicopter shows storm damage from Superstorm Sandy.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Doug Mills/AP


The sailing ship HMS Bounty sails from Cleveland, OH over Lake Erie (photo from 07/07/10). Below: The 180-foot sailboat submerged in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Sandy approximately 90 miles southeast of Hatteras, NC, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Photo: Mark Duncan/AP/DAPD

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Tim Kuklewski/AP


The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel). Before Sandy and on Oct. 30, 2012.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin


South Street in lower Manhattan before Sandy. Water and debris blocks a section of South Street in lower Manhattan, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in New York.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Louis Lanzano/AP


Con Edison substation near the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, NY before Sandy. Below: flooded streets around a Con Edison substation after the East River overflowed on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Bebeto Matthews/AP


The World Trade Center site on September 7, 2011 in New York City. Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo: John Minchillo/AP


Ocean Drive, Avalon, New Jersey, before the storm. After: people stand in front of the house on October 30, 2012.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images


One New York Plaza, Manhattan, NY, captured by Google. Below: water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Allison Joyce/Getty Images


The Carey Tunnel in the Financial District of New York: before and after.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images


Battery Park Underpass: before and after.

Photo: Google Earth

Photo: Louis Lanzano/AP
Image curation by Attila Nagy