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Apple Store on West 14th St. in New York City

While hundreds of people stood in line at the two Apple stores uptown to buy their iPad Minis on Friday, there was no one at the Apple Store on West 14th St. in Manhattan. The store still had sandbags in front of its doors, a sad reminder of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York's shores Monday evening.

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iPad Mini goes on sale

Apple's iPad Mini went on sale Friday. While both its downtown locations were closed due to power outages from Hurricane Sandy, Apple sold out of the iPad Mini within two hours at its flagship store on Fifth Ave.

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Apple Store in SoHo, New York City

Apple's store in SoHo was also closed due to the power outages after Hurricane Sandy. This store also still had sandbags in front of its main door.

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No lines at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York City

There were no lines at the SoHo location of the Apple Store. The store and other businesses in the usually busy neighborhood have been closed since losing power Monday evening due to Superstorm Sandy.

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Streets of SoHo

The streets of SoHo were eerily quiet on Friday. Residents and businesses in this part of New York City have been without electricity and adequate cell phone reception since Monday evening.

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Businesses in lower Manhattan were still boarded up and closed on Friday afternoon, four days after Hurricane Sandy hit New York's shores.

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Looking for AT&T cellphone reception

All week, wireless customers in lower Manhattan have been hunting for a cell phone signal. This picture was taken earlier this week at one of the few spots in SoHo, where AT&T customers could make a call.

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Verizon phone and Internet customers have been hit hard in places like New York City after Hurricane Sandy. On Friday, the company warned that some homes may not get their service restored for another two weeks.

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Hardware store turned into a power charging station

This hardware store in the West Village of Manhattan made power strips available for residents in the neighborhood to charge their gadgets. They were also handing out snacks and water.

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Give me juice!

A hardware store in the West Village offered power strips so that the thousands of people in the neighborhood who have been without power since Monday evening could charge their cell phones and other gadgets.

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Free food

The SoHo restaurant Lure Fishbar offered passersby free food and even small flower bouquets. The restaurant's owner said the food was going to go bad anyway, and he'd rather see it given away to people who might need it. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers have been without power since Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29.

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A fire hydrant drinking fountain

Many people in lower Manhattan and in other parts of New York City are without water. At 14th Street and 8th Avenue a drinking fountain has been set up. It's attached to a nearby fire hydrant.

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