Local photos memorialize the historic Hurricane Sandy

A dramatic shot by Harvey Stein shows the twisted and mangled Jet Star Roller Coaster in Seaside Hts., N. J., standing several feet in water. In another by Catherine Nance, desperate notices of lost cats are scribbled across a door in Staten Island, while Paul Moakley's image of flooded streets, reflecting a few makeshift lights, resonates with a melancholy beauty. These are just a few of the 200 powerful photographs documenting the devastation and recovery efforts relating to hurricane Sandy in the riveting exhibition, "Rising Waters: Photographs of Sandy," on view at the Museum of the City of New York through March 31. It also includes "Without Power," shots taken by architectural photographer, Alex Fradkin, of the devastated and darkened streets of the Lower East Side.