It was only a little more than a week after I left New York that they were inundated by Hurricane Sandy, including in some of the parts of lower Manhattan that I had visited.  It was somewhat surreal, even having heard the news reports about what a massive storm it would be, to see parts of the city and the subway stations underwater.  One thing that is certain about New York though, it is a strong and resilient city.  With help, they will rebound.