Much of the subway system was hurt in the midst of Hurricane Sandy but one of the worst hit parts of the system was definitely the South Ferry station—which the MTA just finished a $530 million renovation of back in 2009. It was completely flooded. The MTA has successfully cleared the station, but as these photos make clear there is still a ways to go.
How bad was the station? Oh, well, here is a video of it taken just last week:
And in that context the amount that the MTA has gotten done here (while, y'know, getting a massive amount of their system back up and running) is impressive. But also? Oy. That is a lot of debris to be dealt with.