The tree in front of our house did not lose nearly as many leaves as we expected, and other than our neighbor's fence falling down, Sandy wasn't much in our neighborhood. It really seemed to vary town-by-town - and we're lucky as we don't live anywhere near the water. There's definitely a lot of flooding in the coastal areas!
And New Jersey and lower NYC is just underwater! My sister lives on the Upper East Side and has been keeping me posted - she's lucky in that she never lost power. It sounds like the city has come to a grinding halt, though! Hopefully you stayed safe and dry during Sandy!