The Sheepshead Bay section of the Bronx, N.Y., and many other cities in New York and New Jersey suffered billions of dollars in damage from Sandy’s direct hit.

The Sheepshead Bay section of the Bronx, N.Y., and many other cities in New York and New Jersey suffered billions of dollars in damage from Sandy’s direct hit. While residents of the region are famous for their resolve, many found themselves tested by the staggering extent of the flooding, wind damage and fire that resulted from the massive storm. (Anton Oparin / Shutterstock.com)