The Big Apple was bashed by winds and torrential rain on Monday (29Oct12) as the storm, which was later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, made landfall, causing major flooding and widespread power outages.
On Monday night, more than 200 firefighters were called to a neighbourhood in Rockaway, Queens to put out a huge blaze which engulfed at least 50 homes by the time it was contained.
Some of the properties devastated include residences featured in the long-running sitcom Seinfeld, drama series Rescue Me, and Woody Allen’s 1987 movie Radio Days, which starred Mia Farrow.
The severe weather has also caused massive filming problems for several popular programmes shooting in the area, such as 30 Rock, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, all of which have halted production.
Russell Crowe and Emma Watson’s biblical blockbuster movie Noah has also stalled due to damages sustained near the Long Island set.
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