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New Yorkers head back to work (if they can get there)

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Pedestrians cross the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan on Oct. 31, as the city returns to life following Hurricane Sandy.

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People wait for buses on 6th Avenue in New York on Oct. 31, 2012, as New Yorkers cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Flooding at the South Ferry subway station in lower Manhattan.

 

With subway lines crippled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers had to find alternative methods of transportation to get to work--for most their first day back on the job since the storm. Buses are running, but they are clearly having trouble meeting the demand.

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With limited functioning transportation options, people wait for ferry tickets to Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2012, in Hoboken, N.J.

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Commuters cross the Queensboro Bridge from Queens into Manhattan on Oct. 31.

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A man looks up towards the New York Stock Exchange as he returns to work on Wall Street on Oct. 31, 2012.

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Early morning commuters cross New York's Brooklyn Bridge on Oct. 31, the first morning it's been open to vehicle traffic since Hurricane Sandy.

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Superstorm Sandy made landfall Monday evening on a destructive and deadly path across the Northeast.