For the first time since Hurricane Sandy touched down in the city at the start of the week, Manhattan and Brooklyn have been re-connected via the transit system. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota confirmed that the 4/5/6/7 subways are back in full service as of 10 a.m. this morning; and the F/J/D/M should be back sometime this afternoon. And as you can see from the flooded subway tunnel photos above, they had a lot of work to do to get to this point.

"I have never met people so dedicated and so much in love with what they do. New Yorkers should know that," Lhota said at the press conference. The 4 train is operating between Woodlawn in the Bronx and New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn—running express in Manhattan and local in Brooklyn. It's especially good news for Brooklyn Nets fans headed to tonight's home opener against the Toronto Raptors today.

The 5 is operating between Eastchester/Dyre Avenue in the Bronx and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn; it's running express in Manhattan, and local in Brooklyn and the Bronx. The 6 train is operating between Pelham Bay Park and Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall as a local. And the 7 Line has been restored between Flushing-Main Street and 42 Street-Times Square.

Other updates on lines: the L train is flooded, wall to wall, ceiling to floor—it may be back sometime next week. The A train will begin service Monday morning, from Lefferts to 168th Street; and they're not sure when the C train might be back yet. And according to the Times, Lhota said the Q train is expected back this afternoon, and the 2/3 by tomorrow.