Because LOL, Florida.
A Facebook group is helping residents of a New Jersey town hit hard by Hurricane Sandy recover their family photographs lost in the storm.
Fire Island was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, but Lauren Forman's online campaign could help it rebuild.
Team Rubicon pitch in at the hard-hit New York neighborhood of Far Rockaway.
"You don't need to ask someone 'in charge' what addresses need help. You can help yourself help someone else."
President Obama surveyed the damage wrought by Sandy in New York. Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo, Janet Napolitano, and other officials were in tow.
"We always worry that they'll feel like, I'm going to be out on the street with my kids, so I'm just going to have to go back to him," says the director of a service agency.
Signs, many of them handmade, thank first responders and donors for all their help since the storm hit.
Millions of peoples' lives have gone back to normal post-Sandy, but some residents of New York and New Jersey are still struggling to recover from the storm's destruction.
"We take care of our business and then we go home to deal with the dark." Beach Channel, a high school in the Rockaways, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, but its football team played on, and their coach's pep talk was a tour de force.
After an amazing Twitter conversation between Cory Booker and one Newark citizen who ran out of Hot Pockets during Hurricane Sandy, the snack food company decided to lend a hand.
More storm-rattled than ravaged, my hometown of Millburn, New Jersey is a pretty good example of what many NYC-area suburbs looked like the morning after Sandy.
Warning: Plates (and pop culture reference) outdated.
New York and New Jersey just can't catch a break. Still-recovering regions saw between three and thirteen inches of snow Wednesday.
Hurricane Sandy means an urgent need for blood donations. But gay men still can't donate.
It was probably inevitable that the gas shortages in New York and New Jersey would lead to this.
The Ali Forney Center's main location was devastated when the storm hit New York City.
These are really cool and 100% of profits go to Hurricane Sandy relief. I can't decide which one I want.
For Hurricane Sandy relief.
A fading crusade is finally working: "guerrilla volunteering" for Occupy Sandy.
These people need help.
Hundreds of runners banded together on the day of the marathon to help those most affected by Sandy.
The funny, the absurd, and the truly inspiring. People can be great sometimes.
Staten Island will rise again!
These guys need help too.
"If the storm doesn't go by fast I will build your city back."
Dogs are lifesavers, literally.
While their parents struggle to keep them warm and fed, these kids make it through an experience they will never forget.
Bon Jovi performed "Who Says You Can't Go Home" and "Living On A Prayer" on NBC's Hurricane Benefit Show last night, backed by photos of the devastation in his own hometown area. Springsteen closed the show with "Land of Hope and Dreams."
Footage taken on 11/1/12. Set to George Gershwin's "Prelude For a Piano No. 1."
I've been training for months. But canceling the race was the right thing to do.
Sandy refugees find solace in Sex and the City slot machines.
The water ran high. Real high.
Let's come together to raise money to help the people who are still suffering and rebuilding in New York and New Jersey.
Volunteer. And party.
Despite the power outage in lower Manhattan, businesses have been running as best they can to serve the neighbors who need them. Even when power returns, things won't get back to normal for weeks.
Considering what they've been through, this guy can do whatever the hell he wants.
Rage boils over on the South Shore, where recovery isn't moving fast enough. "Where are you gonna go? Next door?"
New York like you've never seen it.
"I was charmed by your delicate and sophisticated appearance and your tolerance of the chaos we were subjected to."
Posing on top of a tree that just crushed a car will be great for the portfolio.
Along with bags of other clothes to send warmth to those in need.
The Bloomberg Administration has relented and postponed the marathon. The NYC Marathon starts in Staten Island just before the Verrazano Bridge. South Beach, a neighborhood nearby, suffered tremendous damage from Sandy. Here are 21 photos of what it looks like in some places there.
He's the pancake guy.
New Yorkers are a special breed of people. Here's how they've dealt with the disaster so far.
As they bring our servers back online post Sandy
"I don't think I'm going to make it."
This picture, via the BBC, really puts things in perspective.
Fuel is in short supply as lines stretch for blocks, from downtown Manhattan to New Jersey.
And a third generator is idling nearby in case one of these fails, the New York Post reports.
"The old top-down thing didn't work well in New Orleans," says an expert. "We lost many months as people tried to impose solutions that turned out to be ill-advised or unwelcome."
How #Sandy devastated contemporary art.
SoPo is still in the dark.
Downtown residents broke a locked trash container open outside of an East Village grocery store Thursday afternoon. And no, they're not all "freegans."
Upper-middle class good cheer and misery in the shelter. "How can you prepare for a storm like this with no money?"
Unable to find gas, cab drivers are planning to take the day off. New Yorkers' post-hurricane commute is about to get worse.
The stadium that once played host to both the Indians and the Browns, and was unaffectionately known as "The Mistake On The Lake," was destroyed in the mid '90s and dropped in Lake Erie. Hurricane Sandy brought it back.
Now this is resourceful.
People helping other people. There is nothing more heartwarming.
They're blowing up users' Facebook feeds, but red flags abound. The FTC warns to be cautious of overnight charities. Updated.
As BuzzFeed reported earlier, the borough president of Staten Island is criticizing the Red Cross for their lack of assistance after Sandy. Here's a collection of 26 photos that demonstrate why he's so mad.
Half of Manhattan is bustling, while the other half struggles in the dark.
The residents of Staten Island have yet to receive Red Cross assistance. "We are the forgotten borough."
These Amazon orders aren't going to deliver themselves. To everyone out there working through this disaster, thank you.
It's like The Walking Dead out there.
Check in on older people who live alone. "It behooves neighbors to adopt a senior who is alone, and just as you provision for yourself, make sure they have food," says an expert.
Across New York and New Jersey, commuters fight staggering bus lines and fuel shortages to get back to their normal lives.
With power still out to many offices in Manhattan, here's how displaced NYC workers are getting things done.
His name is Sir Igby, and he has his own Tumblr. I'm in love.
The president and the New Jersey governor toured the absolutely devastated New Jersey seaboard from Marine One Wednesday.
Without power or running water in downtown Manhattan, people were helping one another however they could, bonding with those they've lived alongside for years but have never bothered to know.
A serene time lapse after a chaotic storm.
Watch as the massive tropical storm grows into the superstorm it became as hit New York and New Jersey on Monday night.
Coffins were forced from the ground by rising flood waters in Maryland.
The Queens neighborhood was the most devastated in New York City. A fire triggered by Hurricane Sandy gutted almost 100 homes, leaving a giant scar on the tiny beachfront neighborhood. Miraculously, there are no reports of fatalities in Breezy Point.
"I hope the fact that I'm asking for criminal charges to be seriously considered will make him much less comfortable and much less smug," says Vallone
The MTA just released this footage of the water pouring into the tunnel last night. Nuts.
It's named Sandy, David. Katrina happened in 2005.
A surreal and terrible scene at one of the country's most iconic beach neighborhoods.
Please, no one buy these.
The Jersey Shore was hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. These pictures speak for themselves.
Houses in pieces — some almost completely erased — in the coastal borough of Seaside Heights.
The storm left a lot of weird stuff abandoned along New York's East River.
The day after Sandy, life goes on.
"No bureaucracy — no red tape."
Not sure if this is typical behavior for these folks, but it shows strong vision and good hustle.
Conspiracy theorist or TV-trollin' smart ass?
The map, which visualizes the nation's wind patterns, dramatically shows the storm's movements up the East Coast.
Brave dogs and cats receiving the loving care that they have no doubt earned.
With thousands without power, staying connected is getting difficult. Smartphones and tablets are the only news source many people have.
With some East Coast cities still flooded and 8 million left without power, reports of mayhem begin trickling in. It begins on Coney Island.
A roller coaster in Seaside Heights, NJ, spotted this morning out in the ocean. "There has been billions of dollars in damage here, I could never have imagined it," said Bill Akers, Seaside Heights mayor, this morning. Very sad.