Being nowhere near New York, I can only witness the terrible power and beauty of Hurricane Sandy from afar, in the form of photographs. The best I've seen are at The Atlantic.
linked from GA Daily News Hoboken, New Yersey, Atlantic
The Ruins of the Boardwalk, from the Atlantic Seaside Heights, New Jersey, also from the Atlantic
Polluted Water, Lindenhurst, New York, from the Atlantic Breezy Point, Queens, from the Atlantic A photograph of Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park by Ana Andjelic and Brian Morrissey.
From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle