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NEW YORK CITY-It’s been more than 190 years since Lower Manhattan was hit head-on by a hurricane, but thanks to a record-breaking storm surge, the weather system known variously as Hurricane Sandy, Extra-Tropical Cyclone Sandy and Frankenstorm wreaked more than enough havoc in the neighborhood even though landfall was about 100 miles south of the city. As of late Thursday afternoon, much of the area was still without power, a mandatory evacuation order remained in effect, subway service below 34th Street remained suspended and Downtown’s major office landlords continued to assess the impact of seawater flooding on building operations.

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