The city that never sleeps shrouded in darkness: It’s something that was unfathomable to New Yorkers until last week. When Hurricane Sandy hit the U.S. Northeast hard Monday night, many were left without power, food, water and gas. Over the past week, Americans united to provide each other with support, distributing help where it was needed the most. Out of the darkness, people saw hope and neighborly kindness.
But New York Magazine‘s cover for this coming Monday, released early on Facebook, trumps all that we’ve seen — and it’s legitimate. Taken Wednesday night by photographer Iwan Baan, it depicts all of Manhattan from the mostly darkened downtown to the oasis of light north of 34th Street. Here’s to those who made it through, and to those who continue to volunteer.