The best report of the damage to New York City here. Schools will be closed tomorrow as well. Bus and subway service will not be restored for four or five days. All bridges will reopen today except for Rockaway bridges. The Battery and Holland tunnel will remain closed. Both JFK and LaGuardia will remain closed today. LaGuardia will be closed tomorrow due to extensive damage.
17 people die in Superstorm Sandy and swathes of the city wake up under water.
Transport down: A view of an entirely flooded tunnel under Battery Park. New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center
Raging: More than 50 homes have been destroyed at Breezy Point in the Queens area of New York, as a result of Hurricane Sandy
A tale of two cities: Lower Manhattan in darkness after Sandy struck damaging power and previously New York city's famous lit-up skyline
Looking down: These shocking views taken from high-rise buildings in Manhattan show the extent of flooding in New York City after it was hit by Superstorm Sandy
Dangerous waves: This photo taken on Monday night shows a flooded street in Manhattan as Superstorm Sandy made its approach in New York
A person holds onto to a flooded car as the flood water rises in New York
As flood waters surge, expected to rise to 10ft, nearly all bridges and tunnels into and out of New York are closed to the public
- Storm damage projected at £12bn // Sandy kills at least 17 people in US and Canada - including ten deaths in New York
- President Barack Obama has declared a 'major disaster' in New York and Long Island
- At least 7.4m properties across US East have lost power // New York City could be without power for a week
- NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: 'We knew this was going to be very dangerous. This is a once-in-a-long-time storm'
- Bloomberg says city's 911 dispatchers are receiving 20,000 calls per hour and area without power is south of 34th St
- Mass transit system, schools, stock exchange and Broadway shut, as water overflows NYC's historic waterfront
- Record 13ft storm surge threatening lower Manhattan and howling winds left crane hanging from high-rise building
- Over 10,000 flights across the Northeast and the globe grounded due to Superstorm Sandy
- NYU Hospital loses backup power and evacuates patients // 19 workers trapped in Consolidated Edison power station
- More than 170 firefighters battled blaze destroying more than 50 homes in Breezy Point // Nuclear power plant on alert
- Stock trading will be closed in the US again for a second day running - last time it was closed for two days was 1888
- Firefighters save 70 people trapped in Queens >burning houses // Electrical explosion at power plant caught on camera