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The line was long at 5 p.m. at the PS 92 poll site.
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2012 10:50 AM | Comments
While a New York victory for President Obama was expected, the real fights were at the state and local levels.
Ramona Beard and her daughter Ashley Beard, both of Coney Island, voted at a new poll site on Tuesday. Despite recent hardships, they expressed optimism. MetroFocus/Georgia Kral
David King, Kamelia Kilawan and Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 6, 2012 4:29 PM | Comments
With affidavit ballots in place due to the hurricane, some voters won't cast ballots in their districts for local candidates and that could mean the difference in some close races.
In Stony Brook on Long Island, a line of about 100 students wait to cast their vote in the auditorium at Stony Brook University. Many commuter students chose to vote here to save gas, therefore giving up their say in local elections. MetroFocus/Philly Bubaris
Georgia Kral  |  November 6, 2012 12:13 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus provided updates from the polls, reporting on the very act of voting after a natural disaster disrupts life as we know it.
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November 6, 2012 7:00 AM | Comments
Today is Election Day. PBS member stations are contributing to this live blog -- see what's happening across the nation!
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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
At the poll station at St. Ann's church in Brooklyn Heights, volunteers held signs indicating the direction to proceed in long lines. Photo courtesy of Tom Stewart.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 5, 2012 12:07 PM | Comments
60 polling sites have been relocated, and the Board of Elections offices are without power.
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November 4, 2012 9:20 PM | Updated: Nov. 8, 2012 11:35 AM | 4 Comments
Many in the region are struggling: here's how you can help others and get help for yourself and your family.
The line for gas at a Hess Station in Flatbush, Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2012.
Christina Knight  |  November 3, 2012 4:10 PM | Updated: Nov 3, 2012 4:10 PM | 1 Comment
Subway service is back between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Fuel trucks in five boroughs and Long Island are providing gas to emergency workers, a change from the original plan.
Michael Schneider
November 2, 2012 4:23 PM | Updated: Nov. 1, 2012, 2:38 PM | Comments
Coverage of the damage throughout New Jersey, with special editions of NJ Today with Mike Schneider.VIDEO
A tree felled by Hurricane Sandy winds at the Long Meadow of Prospect Park, before 4:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, before the height of storm. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight and Georgia Kral  |  November 2, 2012 4:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012, 6:30 AM | Comments
Federal and state laws have been waived, allowing more tankers to deliver fuel to region through the Port of New York. Sandy victims in New York get new aid.VIDEO
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