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  • Super Storm Sandy in Hoboken: Then and Now Photos [RSVLTS Original]

    It’s been one year since Hoboken was devastated by Superstorm Sandy. One of the most popular stories in RSVLTS.com history was A First Look At Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction of Hoboken, NJ [70 HQ Photos]. The story captured the chaos and confusion that followed in the days post Superstorm. We were contacted by teachers, museums and news sources looking to use pictures featured in the story to educate students and the public across the country looking for a first hand encounter. View the map we used to shoot the photos >> Hard to believe the storm hit one year ago across the North East. After the destruction struck so close to our homes and offices, we saw the devistation and the process of progress in what seemed  like a seamless transition, thanks to help of first responders, volunteers and the National Guard. Today we attempted to shoot the same iconic photos on the streets of Hoboken to recreate several of those pictures to show how the Mile Square has rebuilt in the past year. The top photo will be the before, showing Hoboken during or just after the storm and the bottom photo will be the picture we shot on October more »

  • Six Months After Sandy

    Six months ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the coastal areas of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut; since then, it has been judged one of the most expensive storms in history.

  • Hurricane Sandy Car Graveyard From Above [12 Photos]

    Tens of thousands of cars were totaled by Hurricane Sandy. These cars had to be towed somewhere and that “somewhere” is Calverton, New York, toward the eastern end of Long Island. There is an airfield in Calverton that has become an impromptu graveyard for over 15,000 cars. Insurance Auto Auctions is paying the town nearly $3 million to keep the cars stored there as they try to find a way to action them off for parts. 

  • Surveying the Destruction Caused by Hurricane Sandy [Interactive Map]

    Hurricane Sandy came at the New York metropolitan region directly, a frontal assault of wind and waves along hundreds of miles of the coast. More than 900 buildings were destroyed, and at least another 12,000 sustained major damage, according to initial estimates by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Take a look at this interactive map from NT Times that shows us all the damage. 

  • A Look At Coney Island 40 Days After Hurricane Sandy [50 Photos]

    Tip: navigate using the ← left and right → arrow keys It has been 40 days since Hurricane Sandy demolished much of the New York City region. Many residents are still homeless as the government tries to pick up the pieces. Let’s take a look at how things are progressing at Coney Island. After checking out the photos head over to RedCross.org and make a donation.

  • Hoboken

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 15, 2012]  Moments ago NY/NJ PATH posted this shocking video to YouTube showing security camera footage of the Hoboken station being inundated with water from the super storm. We now get to see video of the dramatic surveillance camera photo (above) showing water gushing through the elevator shaft. The Hoboken PATH has been out of commission since the storm and this video explains why it will remain closed for the foreseeable future. 

  • A First Look At Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction of Hoboken, NJ [70 HQ Photos]

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 2, 2012] If there is a “homebase” of RSVLT.com it is certainly Hoboken, NJ. We sponsored the Back To Hoboken Bar Crawl, threw the official Mumford & Sons concert pre-party and even launched the RSVLTS.com X Hoboken channel. We are pretty devastated by the reports coming out of the Mile Square and now, as the town attempts to clean up, we can finally take a look at the destruction left by Hurricane Sandy. It may look back by teh people of Hoboken are resilient and there is no doubt that the city will band together and bounce back stronger than ever.

  • A First Look At The Destruction Of Manasquan, NJ [160 Photos]

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 1, 2012] During the summer Manasquan, NJ is a second home to thousands of people living in and around Hoboken and NYC. Squan took the brunt of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath and we are all curious to see if our houses and favorite places like Gee Gee’s, Leggett’s, Osprey and others are still standing. After looking at the hundreds of photos posted to the Borough of Manasquan’s Facebook page it’s safe to say that the town is uninhabitable, but not lost. Check out the pictures below to assess the damage for yourself.

  • New York City Unplugged: Long Exposure Photos Of NYC During The Blackout

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: October 31, 2012] New York City is always bright. Street lights, business marquees, light from apartments and car headlights merge to light every corner of the city streets, even on the darkest nights. It is the night after NYC was decimated by Hurricane Sandy, downtown NYC is in the midst of a power outage that has plunged it into complete darkness. I felt the call to hit the eerily dark streets and show New York as it is rarely seen. Trekking around with my tripod I was able to get the long exposures necessary to see in the dark.

  • 170 Shocking High Quality Photos of Hurricane Sandy’s Destruction

    [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: October 30, 2012] Hurricane Sandy was the most powerful storm to ever make landfall on the United States east coast, north of the Carolinas. It hit southern New Jersey at 6.30pm local time and laid waste to the majority of the Northeast during the day. Currently 48 people across the US and Canada have been reported dead, but the final figure is expected to be significantly higher.  Hundreds of thousands of people are without power in New York and the transit system, schools, the stock exchange and Broadway are all out of action after a 13ft wall of water caused by the storm surge and high tides brought severe flooding to subways and road tunnels. There are dozens of photos flying around the web and we’ve compiled all of them in one place.

  • Watch Hurricane Sandy Live From Varios Locations In New York City

    Hurricane Sandy is expected to make landfall somewhere in the New York area in the next 36 hours. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered a mandatory evacuation of low-lying “Zone A” and is telling everyone to stay indoors and off the beaches. Plus he had a questionable moment at the press conference, but that’s neither here nor there. Climate Adaptation’s Michael Cote has pulled together a list of webcams from around New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and Virginia Beach so we can watch Hurricane Sandy unleash her fury on roads, buildings and trees from the safety of our own homes.