Yeah, from what I saw NYC (esp the Battery Park area) got pounded really hard. Atlantic City was annihilated under 13 feet of water. The boardwalk is pretty much gone; sections of it broke off and were floating around the city. Delaware's coastline took a pounding as well, as far as I know.
My little pocket of NJ (I live between Atlantic City and Philly) didn't get hit too badly (I never lost power; just a flicker or two) and Philly wasn't hit too badly either.
What gets me is that Governor Christie said evacuate (he literally said, "Don't be stupid"), but Atlantic City's mayor said stay. Really?!?!