Vandals defaced a largely Jewish Brooklyn neighborhood with anti-Semitic graffiti, one of two such sprees in the borough in the space of two days.
For many besieged by the wrath of Sandy in New York and elsewhere, social media outlets, especiallly Facebook and Twitter, became crucial lifelines.
As Hurricane Sandy’s fierce winds battered New York City and Long Island, emergency experts worried about conditions in heavily Jewish oceanfront neighborhoods.
Schools, subways and stock markets were all shut as Hurricane Sandy started to pound the East Coast. The worst was still to come as the giant storm lumbered towards shore.
Evacuations were ordered in predominantly Jewish Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brighton Beach and Coney Island as Hurricane Sandy lumbered up the East Coast.