20 Then-and-Now Photos of Hurricane Sandy

A look at the destruction and recovery efforts along the East Coast one year after the superstorm.

At top, the boardwalk and amusement park, in Seaside Heights, N.J., are destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012. At bottom is the scene on Oct. 21, 2013. (Mario Tama and Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

At top, the boardwalk and amusement park, in Seaside Heights, N.J., are destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 31, 2012. At bottom is the scene on Oct. 21, 2013.

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Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Oct. 29, 2012, near Brigantine, N.J., affected 24 states – from Florida to Maine – is blamed for 181 deaths and cost the country an estimated $65 billion. The following images depict the destruction and recovery efforts throughout the Northeast:


At top, a darkened lower Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City. At bottom is a view from the Brooklyn Heights promenade on Oct. 17, 2013.


At top, sand and debris surround homes on Oct. 31, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. At bottom is the same neighborhood on Oct. 21, 2013. 


At top, a view of Mantoloking, N.J., on Oct. 31, 2012. At bottom is an aerial view of the scene on Oct. 21, 2013.


At top, destroyed homes sit near a bridge on Oct. 31, 2012, in Mantoloking, N.J. At bottom is an aerial view of the scene on Oct. 21, 2013.


At left, sea water floods the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City. At right, traffic enters the tunnel on Oct. 20, 2013.


At top, the iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains standing on Nov. 21, 2012, in Union Beach, N.J. At bottom, the spot where the Princess Cottage used to be is seen on Oct. 22, 2013.

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At top, the sun rises in behind the Jet Star Roller Coaster on Feb. 25, 2013, in Seaside Heights, N.J., where part of the Casino Pier was destroyed. At bottom, the site sits empty on Oct. 13, 2013.


At top, on Oct. 30, 2012, Robert Connolly and his wife Laura survey the remains of her parents' home that burned to the ground in the Breezy Point section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. At bottom, new homes are under construction there on Oct. 21, 2013.


At top, a man walks along the heavily damaged beach on Nov. 2, 2012, in Rockaway. At bottom is a view of the beach on Oct. 23, 2013.


At top, abandoned and flooded cars sit on Nov. 2, 2012, in Rockaway. At bottom is the parking lot on Oct. 20, 2013.


At top, Regina Yahara-Splain cleans out her home on Nov. 1, 2012, in Highlands, N.J. At bottom, Yahara-Splain poses for a portrait in front of her home, which she has since raised on stilts to protect it from future storms, on Oct. 22, 2013.


At top, workers clear debris collected in the parking lot of Jacob Riis Park on Nov. 14, 2012, in Queens. At bottom, a photo of the empty lot on Oct. 17, 2013.


At top, debris sits where the boardwalk had been in front of Lucky Leo's arcade on Nov. 22, 2012, in Seaside Heights, N.J. At bottom, people walk along the rebuilt area on Oct. 13, 2013.


At top, a man walks through a flooded street on Oct. 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, N.J. At bottom is the intersection on Oct. 22, 2013.


At top, cars float on Avenue C and 7th Street on Oct. 29, 2012, in New York City. At bottom is a view of the mostly recovered East Village neighborhood on Oct. 27, 2013.


At top, traffic makes its way down West Street on Oct. 25, 2013, in New York City. At bottom is the scene on Oct. 30, 2012.


At top, the foundations for the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain on Oct. 31, 2012, in the Rockaway neighborhood of Queens. At bottom, two people stand on the empty beach on Oct. 20, 2013.

 

At top, Edward "Roaddawg" Manley, a volunteer and honorary firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas tree on Dec. 25, 2012, in Breezy Point. At bottom is the same section of Breezy Point on Oct. 22, 2013.


At top, a U.S. flag flies on April 25, 2013, among the burned remains of more than 60 small bungalows at Camp Osborn in Brick, N.J. At bottom is the site on Oct. 13, 2013.

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