People take photos of water filling the entrance of The Plaza Shops in Battery Park in New York on October 30, 2012 as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm left large parts of New York City without power and transportation.
Joe Herrnkind stands next to his fence at his home on October 29, 2013 in the Ocean Breeze area of the Staten Island borough of New York City. He and other Ocean Breeze residents are waiting for the State of New York to buy their land as part of an aid package to their low-lying area, which was devestated a year ago in Superstorm Sandy.
Denise Avrutik (L), gets a hug from her daughter Julianne Avrutik as they watch their home get demolished after it was damaged six months ago by Superstorm Sandy, May 15, 2013 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey.
Tape blocks the entrance to a closed subway entrance in New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.
Waves crash over Winthrop Shore Drive as Hurricane Sandy comes up the coast on October 29, 2012 in Winthrop, Massachusetts.
A damaged chair sits on the beach in low-lying Coney Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on November 3, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
A living room is filled with sand washed in by Superstorm Sandy on November 14, 2012 in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.
People gather around the remains of burned homes after Superstorm Sandy on October 31, 2012 in the Breezy Point neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
A person walks past a boarded up shop in the Red Hook neighborhood October 29, 2012 before the full impact of Hurricane Sandy hits in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
A car is buried in sand that was washed in from Hurricane Sandy on October 31, 2012 in Long Beach Island, New Jersey.
Six weeks after Hurricane Sandy, a maze of heating ducts partially covers the entrance to One New York Plaza, a skyscraper in Lower Manhattan which has financial services corporations as tenants."
Damaged rides and debris are strewn across Keansburg Amusement Park after Superstorm Sandy swept across the region, on November 1, 2012 in Keansburg, New Jersey.
A sign announces "Danger Rip Current" as Hurricane Sandy approaches on October 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Park Choul waits behind the counter in his deli lit by flashlights in Manhattan’s East Village following Superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012 in New York City. Choul's deli remained open through the entire storm.
Water floods a parking garage October 30, 2012 in lower Manhattan, New York.
Flooding begins to inundate a parking garage ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Homes badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy remain off limits to owners on November 24, 2012 in Ortley Beach, New Jersey.