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October 31, 2012
Seth Wenig photo

A customer shops at Andy’s Deli in the dark, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in New York. Days after superstorm Sandy hit, businesses both big and small are facing a tough choice, to reopen or stay closed.

Seth Wenig photo

People wait in line to purchase steaks while George Elizalde cooks the food on a grill in front of the Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. In lower Manhattan, some stores are open even though their power is still out. Others are busing essential employees to work. Days after superstorm Sandy hit, businesses both big and small are facing a tough choice, to reopen or stay closed.

Seth Wenig photo

Oscar Paulino, left, and Angel Hernandez move produce from the juice bar where they work into a refrigerated van in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. The juice bar, like most businesses in lower Manhattan, was without power and was trying to save some of their perishables. Days after superstorm Sandy hit, businesses both big and small are facing a tough choice, to reopen or stay closed.