The people of Staten Island (one of NYC's 5 boroughs), of Breezy Point, Queens (a neighborhood in Queens which is another of the 5 boroughs, Breezy Point is essentially the end of a narrow strip of land, much resembling a barrier island except the other end is connected to the mainland) and to the folks o Long Beach just to name a few - have been devastated. I have heard that up to 100 homes burned to the ground during the height of the storm in breezy Point. Many, many homes on Staten Island were destroyed and others badly damaged, Long Beach (in Nassau County on Long Island just east of the NYC line) was hit very hard also with a multitude of homes destroyed. The story is going to be likewise for many homes and businesses in many locations along the south shore of Long Island.
I also saw that southern NJ was badly hit. In total so far, 109 lives have been lost. What a shame in today's day and age, when we had so much advance warning of the storm headed our way.