Hurricane Sandy tore through east and Southeast Queens, knocking out power, toppling trees and flooding streets. Some 50,000 people in the 31st Councilmanic District were left without power. Neighbors helped each other clean up the mess, but it is clear revovery will take many days, if not weeks. The storm devastated the Rockaways and some looting was reported.
A tree is ripped out by the roots and leans against a house on Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica.
A crew of city workers removes the remains of a fallen tree near the corner of Grand Central Parkway and Parsons Boulevard in Jamaica.
A tree is snapped in half on 142nd Avenue in Springfield Gardens.
This tree on Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans was no match for the winds of Hurricane Sandy.
Like all city parks, Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica was closed Monday due to storm conditions. But on Tuesday it was back to normal with dozens of people playing soccer.
The storm destroyed the awning and part of the facade of a beauty shop on Merrick Boulevard in St. Albans.
A Con Edison crew works to repair power lines on 122nd Avenue in South Jamaica.
Drivers make their way through flooded streets around the Bay Harbor Mall on Tuesday by the Queens-Nassau border in Rockaway.