NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Dark clouds are seen over the skyline of Manhattan as as Hurricane Sandy begins to affect the area on October 29, 2012 in New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)