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Stunning Side-By-Side Photos Show Sandy's Aftermath One Year Later

[Top] Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A woman walks her dog near a marina on October 17, 2013 in the Staten Island borough of New York City.


[Top] Firemen gather outside a house where the bodies of two elderly people were reportedly found on November 2, 2012 in the Midland Beach section of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A cat sits outside a home on October 17, 2013.


[Top] The foundations to the historic Rockaway boardwalk are all that remain after it was washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom Two people stand on the beach on October 20, 2013.



[Top] Homes sit destroyed after Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Workers construct new homes on October 23, 2013 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.


[Top] Homeowner Michael Russo (R), is comforted by friend Joseph Bono on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of Staten Island. The first floor of Russo's home was completely flooded by the ocean surge caused by superstorm Sandy. [Bottom] A 'for sale' sign lies on an empty lot where Joseph Bono's home was demolished due to Hurricane Sandy flood damage on October 17, 2013.


[Top] Clean-up continues among piles of debris, where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away November 10, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Cars sit parked on the street on October 19, 2013.



[Top] A man walks through the heavily damaged section November 19, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] A man rids a bike there on October 23, 2013.


[Top] Water continues to flood a neighborhood on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] Janet Hague stands in her back yard on October 17, 2013.


[Top] A fire burns near destroyed homes and businesses following Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in the Rockaway section of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Two people walk down a sidewalk past a now empty lot on October 23, 2013


[Top] Frank Burfeind displays a photo album salvaged from a flood-damaged home on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A memorial stands near where Ocean Breeze residents Ella Norris, 89, and James Rossi Jr. (85), died in Hurricane Sandy floodwaters on October 17, 2013.


[Top] A man walks a dog through a heavily damaged section on November 2, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] A person walks a dog on October 23, 2013.


[Top] A woman and child walk through water on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moved closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. [Bottom A person rides a bike there on October 23, 2013.



[Top] Abandoned and flooded cars are sit after Hurricane Sandy on November 2, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood, of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Cars sit in a parking lot on October 20, 2013.


[Top] A woman looks at a damaged car, after Hurricane Sandy October 31, 2012 in the Queens borough of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] A man walk down a street on October 20, 2013.


[Top] A man walks by the remains of part of the historic boardwalk, after large parts of it were washed away during Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] A person rides a bike there on October 23, 2013.


[Top] A man walks along the heavily damaged beach on November 2, 2012 in Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] People walk down the beach on October 23, 2013.


[Top] A hot tub lies in a pile of debris on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] Jerry Dada looks towards where his home had been before it was damaged by Hurricane Sandy and then torn down October 17, 2013.


[Top] People walk past sandbags on a flooded street as Hurricane Sandy moves closer to the area on October 29, 2012 in the Red Hook section of the Brooklyn borough of New York City. [Bottom People walk past the same building on October 23, 2013.



[Top] Hugh L. Carey Tunnel sits flooded after a tidal surge caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Traffic passes from Manhattan into the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel on October 22, 2013 in New York City.


[Top] Clean-up continues amongst piles of debris where a large section of the iconic boardwalk was washed away on November 10, 2012 in the Rockaway neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. [Bottom] Cars sit parked on the street October 20, 2013.


[Top] Members of the Hague family try to salvage a washing machine from their flood-damaged home after Hurricane Sandy on November 1, 2012 in the Ocean Breeze area in the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] Neighbor Frank Moszczynski watches over the Hague family home, still uninhabited almost a year after Hurricane Sandy October 17, 2013.


[Top] Boats pushed up by Hurricane Sandy lie against residences near a marina on November 2, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A truck sits parked near a marina on October 17, 2013.


[Top] A gas worker marks a gas line in front of homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy on January 4, 2013 in the New Dorp area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. [Bottom] A lot sits vacant on October 17, 2013, having been cleared of a destroyed home after Hurricane Sandy.


[Top] Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] The entrance to the underground Plaza Shops remains closed due to unfinished renovations almost a hear after being flooded by Hurricane Sandy October 22, 2013.



[Top] Water floods the Plaza Shops in the wake of Hurricane Sandy on October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] The underground Plaza Shops in lower Manhattan remain closed due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy almost a year after the storm on October 22, 2013.


[Top] Resident Pat Lore checks out the damage caused to her home from Hurricane Sandy on the Western Concourse on October 31, 2012 in Amity Harbor, New York. [Bottom] The backyard of a home sits empty almost one year after sustaining damage from Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013


[Top] In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, boats continue to litter the landscape on Grant Street on November 2, 2012 in Freeport, New York. [Bottom] A home that had sustained damage during Superstorm Sandy sits on Grant Street on October 22, 2013 in Freeport, New York.


[Top] A lone figure makes his way down South 9th Street as high tide, rain and winds flood local streets on October 29, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. [Bottom] A scenic view of South 9th Street as photographed almost one year following Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York.


[Top] A boat from the Blue Water Club blocks Whaleneck Drive in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Merrick, New York. [Bottom] Cars sit parked on Whaleneck Drive, which had been littered with boats after Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Merrick, New York.


[Top] A visitor braves the elements on a partially submerged Coles Avenue as high tide and winds flood the streets on October 29, 2012 in Amityville, New York. [Bottom] A boat floats in the water off Coles Avenue on October 22, 2013 in Amityville, New York.



[Top] Residents of West Lido Boulevard take a break during cleanup operations following Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York. [Bottom] Cars sit parked in a driveway of a home on West Lido Boulevard October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York.


[Top] Gary Silberman surveys his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Lindenhurst, New York, United States. [Bottom] A home on Venetian Boulevard sits still damaged by Superstorm Sandy on October 22, 2013 in Lindenhurst, New York.


[Top] Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into a parking garage on October 29, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Traffic drives past the garage (which is in use again) October 22, 2013 in New York City.


[Top] A volunteer surveys a pile of boats, which were moved by Superstorm Sandy, on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. [Bottom] Boats are stored at a marina in Highlands, New Jersey October 22, 2013.


[Top] Regina Yahara-Splain cleans out her home after it was damaged by Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in Highlands, New Jersey. [Bottom] Almost one year later, Yahara-Splain poses for a portrait in front of the same home, which she has since raised on stilts to protect it from future storms, October 22, 2013.


[Top] The Monmouth Beach pavilion is surrounded by debris caused by Superstorm Sandy on November 8, 2012 in Monmouth, New Jersey. [Bottom] The Monmouth Beach pavilion is shown October 22, 2013 in Monmouth, New Jersey.



[Top] An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. [Bottom] The same street is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013.


[Top] A church cross stands amid wreckage from Superstorm Sandy at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 2012 in Long Branch, New Jersey. [Bottom] The cross is shown October 21, 2013 in Long Branch, New Jersey.


[Top] Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013.


[Top] Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013.


Edward 'Roaddawg' Manley, a volunteer and honory firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas tree December 25, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens


[Top] Homes are shown surrounded by sand and debris in Seaside Heights, New Jersey October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Homes are shown in Seaside Heights, New Jersey are shown October 21, 2013.



[Top] Destroyed cars float in a flooded car garage due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] People walk in and out of the garage on October 22, 2013 in New York, City.


[Top] The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 21, 2013.


[Top] Homes built near a bridge sit destroyed due to Superstorm Sandy in Mantoloking, New Jersey October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Mantoloking, New Jersey is shown in this aerial view October 21, 2013.


[Top] The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. [Bottom] The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013.


[Top] Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (aka the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City.


[Top] An emergency responder helps evacuate two people with a boat, after their neighborhood experienced flooding due to Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012 in Little Ferry, New Jersey. [Bottom] The same home in Little Ferry, NJ is shown October 22, 2013.



[Top] Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes into the Carey Tunnel (previously known as the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) October 29, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Cars use the Carey Tunnel October 22, 2013 in New York City.


[Top] The remains of burned homes are surrounded by water due to Superstorm Sandy in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City October 31, 2012. [Bottom] Newly built homes and vacant lots are shown in Breezy Point.


[Top] A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. [Bottom] October 22, 2013.


[Top] A man walks through a flooded street after Superstorm Sandy, on October 30, 2012, in Little Ferry, New Jersey. [Bottom] The same house is shown in Little Ferry, New Jersey October 22, 2013.


[Top] Fire fighters walk the streets of Long beach, which experienced heavy flooding and dune erosion due to Hurricane Sand October 31, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. [Bottom] A man crosses the street in Long Beach, New York Octobter 22, 2013.


[Top] The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown destroyed by Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012. [Bottom] The boardwalk and amusement park in Seaside Heights, New Jersey is shown October 21, 2013.



[Top] The iconic Princess Cottage, built in 1855, remains standing after being ravaged by flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy November 21, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. [Bottom] The spot where the Princess Cottage used to be is shown October 22, 2013 in Union Beach, New Jersey.


[Top] Rising water caused by Superstorm Sandy rushes onto the pathway at Battery Park on October 29, 2012 in New York City. [Bottom] Tourists walk along the pathway in Battery Park October 23, 2013.