3 November 2012
Last updated at 22:33
Four days after the storm Sandy hit New York, power has been restored to most of Manhattan, but in the outer boroughs - like Staten Island, seen here - work to repair electricity supplies continues.
On Saturday, Staten Island should have been preparing to host the start of the New York marathon; instead, residents found themselves picking through debris to salvage some possessions.
The petrol queues move slowly, and supplies are limited. However, New York's governor said more was on its way, and temporary filling stations like this one have opened. Many people are relying on petrol-powered generators for electricity.
In Brooklyn, food was handed out to residents of the Red Hook public housing project, still without power or water, five days after the storm.
While some volunteers delivered supplies, this team set up a mobile burger bar to feed clean-up crews and residents of Midland Beach, on Staten Island.
This makeshift arrangement was a way some Staten Islanders had found to keep the power lines off the ground.
With power in short supply, this teacher turned to a solar charging station made by her students, setting it up to provide a little electricity in the Rockaways.
But recovering from storm Sandy will be a lengthy process. These laundrette owners will have to get their premises clean before their customers can come back to get their clothes clean.