Pumping the muck out of the concourse of 1 New York Plaza. #sandy

Pumping the muck out of the concourse of 1 New York Plaza. #sandy

4 New York Plaza is now a hard-hat area, may be closed for a year. Still, the holiday wreath is up. #sandy

4 New York Plaza is now a hard-hat area, may be closed for a year. Still, the holiday wreath is up. #sandy

Daily News logo is tarnished by water and clock outside HQ still frozen — 7 P.M. Oct. 29. #sandy

Daily News logo is tarnished by water and clock outside HQ still frozen — 7 P.M. Oct. 29. #sandy

A quiet reminder of the havoc Sandy wrought on the subways. The No. 1 train now terminates at Rector Street as the MTA works to restore the devastated South Ferry station. #mta #sandy #subway

A quiet reminder of the havoc Sandy wrought on the subways. The No. 1 train now terminates at Rector Street as the MTA works to restore the devastated South Ferry station. #mta #sandy #subway

The #Sandy oil shock: Line of car runs for about half a mile on Route 119, Elmsford, N.Y.

The #Sandy oil shock: Line of car runs for about half a mile on Route 119, Elmsford, N.Y.

#Sandy moment: Gate wide open for free subway rides at Grand Central subway station.

#Sandy moment: Gate wide open for free subway rides at Grand Central subway station.

I’ve never seen Grand Central more empty at rush hour. Still, so happy to see it.  #sandy

I’ve never seen Grand Central more empty at rush hour. Still, so happy to see it. #sandy

The Empire State Building, bright as ever, is the lighthouse of darkened Murray Hill. #sandy

The Empire State Building, bright as ever, is the lighthouse of darkened Murray Hill. #sandy

The blackout border at 39th. The restaurant on the corner, destroyed in a long-ago fire, was called … Frontier. #sandy

The blackout border at 39th. The restaurant on the corner, destroyed in a long-ago fire, was called … Frontier. #sandy

#sandy moment: People charge their devices at a Chase at 41st & 3rd, just 2 blocks from blackout.

#sandy moment: People charge their devices at a Chase at 41st & 3rd, just 2 blocks from blackout.