Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday which was shut for two days by Hurricane Sandy.
It was strangely quiet around the Wall Street area.
There was almost no traffic there Wednesday morning. That's a stark contrast to midtown and uptown Manhattan.
Soggy sandbags are piled along buildings.
About a dozen people waited at a bus stop.
Some were heading uptown to work.
Others had suitcases. They were heading to hotels because they're sick of living without electricity.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
More than 100 New York City schoolchildren arrived at JFK Airport greeted by Santa's helpers. The mission: a flight to the North Pole to meet the man himself. Delta Air Lines and the YMCA set up the event and spared no detail. The kids even had their own boarding passes. The Delta elves say they were delighted to help out.