Huntington is Long Island's cultural bright spot. It may lack the pure star power of the Hamptons, but its events and nightlife – from the Long Island Fall Festival to weekly acts that descended on The Paramount and Book Revue – thrilled.
And yet all of it was drowned out by one devastating day. Hurricane Sandy left an indelible impact on neighborhoods and the region that won't soon be forgotten. The images of Sandy, more than any others, are the images that defined 2012.
Here are a few of the top photos from throughout the year.