This is what Manhattan looked like for the better part of last week. (This snap comes from the New York Magazine cover shoot.)

But after spending nearly a week in darkness, lower Manhattan has finally regained power and is quickly returning to normalcy today. Kids are heading back to class, most offices are open for business, cell phones are at full charge and Mayor Bloomberg took the subway to work this morning. Things are still rough around the edges (and people could still use your help), but seeing the city light back up over the weekend was a heartening sign of return. And now, back to our regularly scheduled handsomeness…

—N.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Najib Benouar