By Elizabeth C.
Sandy is too friendly a name for this monster. New Jersey Gov. Christie declares his state has suffered “absolute devastation, while New York Mayor Bloomberg characterizes the storm as “probably the worst” in New York’s history.
Here are some photos posted on Flickr and elsewhere capturing the sometimes bizarre, sometimes beautiful scenes from the storm.
Most definitely a trick, this pumpkin sits in a New York parking lot. Credit: Mia Aquino on Instagram.
The foreboding skyline of Brooklyn Oct. 30. Credit to Hey I’m Dan on Flickr.
Pedestrians wander through the darkness during Monday night’s blackout in New York city. Credit: The Atlantic/Allison Joyce/Getty Images.
No damage here On 8th avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, just the liquid movement of neon and wetness. Credit: Ryan Rosa on Flickr.
The Hudson River roils as Sandy approaches. Credit: on Flickr.
A red heel in a New York city gutter. Credit: Phillip Kalantzis-Cope on Flickr.
A fallen tree takes out a Chevy in Kew Garden Hills, NYC, N.Y. Photo credit: SpottingWithTom on Flickr.
Paul Katcher posted this shot of an empty Times Square Monday night on Flickr. “Every bar that was open was doing good business. I walked the ~2 miles home and hardly used my umbrella.”
William DesJardins captures steam escaping from Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
For more shots, check out The Atlantic’s photo collection, or explore thousands of shots at Flickr.
Below, Mayor Bloomberg speaks at an early morning press conference.