Hmm. I suppose it's relative. Houses got washed away in Staten Island. That doesn't really happen in Manhattan since they are concrete and Steel, but some will end up being demolished. Much of the electrical and subways will probably have to be completely pumped out, cleaned and probably even wiring replaced. (I would guess anyhow) That will probably take a very long time. I was in lower Manhattan (way down at the bottom where the skyscrapers are) The outside has been picked up quite a bit. It's inside the buildings and underground that is a complete mess. Manhattan will definitely recover first overall. There is massive manpower trying to get Manhattan back online due to its significance to not only New York's and surrounding area's economy, but the worlds economy.