New York City blackouts always bring the wildest photos


It’s rare to catch New York City, the so-called “city that never sleeps,” at rest. Not even Saturday evening’s blackout put damper on the bustling city’s energy.

The widespread power outage left a big chunk of Manhattan’s midtown without lights, affecting streets west of Fifth Avenue from 42nd St. all the way up to 72nd St. It happened at around 7:00 p.m. ET, and — in a completely wild twist — fell on the 42nd anniversary of the city’s 1977 blackout.

Before it was all over, the Saturday blackout eventually extended down as far as 12th St. The lights started to come back on at around 10:00 p.m. ET, first in Times Square and, by midnight, through all parts of the affected area. Read more…

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Author: Adam Rosenberg

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