CALM BEFORE THE STORM

Photos: The Financial District in New York is a ghost town today

New York City’s Financial District is located in a low-lying area of Manhattan, and much of the area has been evacuated for Hurricane Sandy. The storm is expected to hit the East Coast of the US later on Monday. The New York Stock Exchange closed due to the storm, and many markets have been disrupted. Here’s a look at the quiet streets of the Financial District:

Sandbags placed in front of the doors of the New York Stock Exchange
Sandbags placed in front of the doors of the New York Stock Exchange (Getty Images / Andrew Burton)
The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange.
The statue of George Washington and the front of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo / Richard Drew)
Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center
Workers stack sandbags beside concrete barriers to protect buildings near the World Financial Center (AP Photo / John Minchillo)
Yellow rain jackets near the World Financial Center
Yellow rain jackets near the World Financial Center (AP Photo / John Minchillo)
The empty floor of the New York Stock Exchange
The empty floor of the New York Stock Exchange (AP Photo / Richard Drew)
Empty streets outside of the New York Stock Exchange
Empty streets outside of the New York Stock Exchange (AP Photo / Richard Drew)
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