Gallery: Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Throug...

Tropical Storm Irene -- downgraded from a hurricane -- passed through New York City Sunday morning, leaving broken branches and flooding in many parts of the city, and also leaving many New Yorkers wondering what all the fuss was about. A day after the New York subway system was shut down and large portions of the city were evacuated, the storm didn't cause nearly as much damage as initially feared, but it did leave thousands of New Yorkers without power, and it left officials scrambling to get the subway system back up and running.

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