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    Posted November 27, 2012 by
    CNNMatthew
     
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'Superstorm' Sandy: Your stories

     
    CNNMatthew
    and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Sandy's damage across the East Coast
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    A month after Hurricane Sandy crippled New York, most of Manhattan has returned to their normal lives. But the city's South Street Seaport remains a painful reminder of the damage and destruction caused by the superstorm.

     

    The once bustling waterfront neighborhood now resembles some sort of post-apocalyptic scene from a film. The chatter and laughter that formerly filled the streets has been replaced by the constant groan of generators. Retail shops like J.Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, and The Body Shop have been destroyed, shuttered and abandoned. And like giant worms eating their way through an apple, water extraction tubes weave in and out of blacked-out skyscrapers.

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