One year ago today, much of New York City and the surrounding region was without power, its basements and transit tunnels flooded with seawater from the tidal surge and relentless rainfall of Hurricane Sandy, its suburbs caged in by fallen trees. Gawker's own Lower Manhattan servers were inundated and we were working…
While most of the world has moved on since Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc late last October, countless communities are still reeling and recovering from its utter devastation. And today, the Jet Star roller coaster of Seaside Heights, NJ, one of the more iconic landmarks from Sandy, is being laid to rest for good.
Verizon has announced that it will waive domestic voice and text charges for customers who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The MTA just posted images of subway signaling equipment that was damaged when Hurricane Sandy caused the ocean to invade the New York City underground. This relay from the Rector Street station spent three days under water.
This is the subway tunnel that brings the L line under the East River, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn. It looks like a set from a movie.
I thought there was not way you could make a Sandy disaster image look even worse that what they normally are but, as it turns out, it is possible. Just add a freaking puppet to it.
We saw it in countless movies, but the reality is grittier and more miserable than any overblown disaster flick. Smudge everywhere, small hills of dead rats, stairs that descent into tunnels full of filthy water… New York City flooded after Sandy is a dreadful place.
You have heard a lot of explanations about how and why Sandy happened, but none of them are as crystal clear, informative and detailed as this video by Science Friday.
Regardless of how you feel about the practice of Instagramming natural disasters, it's super popular. In fact, with a whopping 800,000 photos tagged with her name, Sandy was almost certainly the most Instagrammed thing ever.
Iwan Baan photographed New York City from the air last Wednesday, and his image has become perhaps the most iconic record of Sandy, gracing the cover of New York magazine and flooding the internet. This is how he got the shot.
This time it was no hype. Sandy rampaged through New York, New Jersey and the rest of the Northeast. The damage has been enormous: more than a hundred dead, massive flooding everywhere, collapsed buildings, generator malfunctions in hospitals, multiple fires, city-wide blackouts and explosions in power plants.
Post-Sandy conditions on Staten Island are both horrific and tragically underreported-many have died in mass flooding, either unwilling or unable to evacuate in time. Now we're getting reports that the casualties have become so bad that Egbert Intermediate School near Midland Beach has been turned into a makeshift…
The National Hurricane Center saw Hurricane Sandy coming from thousands of miles away, which is why authorities were able to effect evacuations before it devastated New York and New Jersey. Despite the storm's bizarre trajectory, NHC's track forecasts were off by average error of only 48 miles, a full two days ahead…
The electricity grid seems like an infallible force, and it's really wonderfully reliable—until for whatever reason it lets you down. When the lights go out for more than 24 hours, a healthy charge might be your only way to contact the world outside the darkness.
Good news! Limited subway service in NYC is starting at TOMORROW MORNING. These are all the updates:
Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast. The storm is massive—but will she be among the most extreme hurricanes of all time?