The New York Times
On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy ripped into the East Coast of the United States, devastating beyond expectation. In Staten Island's Midland Beach and New Dorp neighborhood, a cluster of fatalities, mostly elderly residents who refused to evacuate, occurred when water rushed into the coastal community in a matter of minutes. Most of the small wood frame bungalows in the working class neighborhoods were destroyed, making it one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York City.
A piano ruined by water stands outside a home in Staten Island Friday. Residents of Staten Island goes through their destroyed homes 5 days after Hurricane Sandy devastated large parts of the borough.