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Hurricane Sandy: Hoboken, One Year Later

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hurricane Sandy was the most destructive storm the Northeast has seen in 100 years, ravaging towns and cities across the Eastern seaboard, leaving Hoboken, NJ destroyed in its aftermath. One year later, you'd never know there was a storm.

Shops are open, businesses are running, and restaurants and bars are packed to the gills on the weekends, as football season hits the crisp fall air. That's essentially what it was like pre-Sandy, say residents. For them, nothing's really changed.

"So I was pretty new to Hoboken [following Sandy] when the storm came, so I hadn't really noticed anything," said Michael Dowling, 24, of Hoboken, regarding any changes. "There 's not really much different since the storm, but if Sandy ever comes up in conversations, everyone says they will be more prepared than last year."

Though Hoboken (where I am a proud resident) is largely back to normal, there is a sense that its residents and businesses will be more prepared next time.

Christopher Tutino, 24, said the increase in attendance in his Hoboken's Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) comes from residents wanting to do more. "I've been taking training through [CERT], and several of my colleagues noted that their inspiration came from wanting to help more during Hurricane Sandy but that they didn't have the knowledge or resources to do so," Tutino said in an email to TheStreet.

Images, such as the one below, were commonplace following the events of Superstorm Sandy, as rainwater turned streets into rivers, cars were destroyed, and homes and lives were ravaged.

Now, Hoboken has returned to its vibrant ways, having pushed away the destruction left by the storm, and pulled in countless visitors and new residents who seem destined to move on with their lives, Sandy or not.

Hoboken received national attention following Hurricane Sandy, with large amounts of media covering the devastation of the affluent North Jersey city 10 minutes from New York City. Twitter actually incorporated a few Hoboken-centric tweets into its S-1 filing, using tweets from Mayor Dawn Zimmer and the American Red Cross as images in the document, showcasing just how bad things were at the time.
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