On the exact same day 42 years ago, a New York power outage turned into a crime rampage

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Power restored after NYC transformer fire causes blackout in part of Manhattan, officials say

Electricity was restored to thousands of customers in New York City on Saturday evening after an outage that’knocked’out traffic lights, stalled’elevators and limited’subway service.

Just before midnight, Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said in a news conference that all 73,000 customers affected by the outage in Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side had power restored. Videos for On The Exact Same Day 42 Years Ago , A 3:52 On the exact same day 42 years ago , a New York power outage turned into a crime rampage YouTube At its peak, the outage’affected an area from 71st’Street south to 42nd Street and east from the West Side Highway to’Fifth Avenue.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo added that although service’was restored some traffic lights remained out and New Yorkers should stay indoors for their safety.

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Date: 2019-07-13
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Power Restored to Manhattan’s West Side After Major Blackout

A power failure plunged a stretch of the West Side of Manhattan into darkness on Saturday night, trapping people in subway cars and elevators for a time, leaving drivers to fend for themselves at intersections with no traffic signals and eerily dimming the lights in a swath of Times Square.

Stores emptied out, and Broadway shows did not go on: Most theaters canceled their performances. 1:48 New York power outage turned into a crime rampage on the same day 42 years ago YouTube In restaurants and bars, people drank by the glow of their smartphones.

But the lights ‘ and, on a warm Saturday night in midsummer, the air conditioning and fans that keep people cool ‘ began to return about 10 p.m. Power was fully restored by midnight, with cheers ringing out on the streets in response.


Date: 2019-07-13T23:27:07.000Z
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Jennifer Lopez concert evacuated as Manhattan power outage spreads

A major Manhattan power outage spread south to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, plunging the Jennifer Lopez concert into darkness and evacuating the venue.

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‘I just don’t even know what to say. I just want you guys to know that you’re gonna get your money’s worth ‘ that we are going to come back and do an amazing show for you. I am so sorry that this happened,’ she said.

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Devastated and heartbroken that I can’t perform for all of you tonight. 1:18 Cheltenham 2018: Camilla Duchess of Cornwall wears exactly the same outfit as 4 years ago express.co.uk We will make this up to you, I promise! I love you!! ‘ #ItsMyPartyTour

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Publisher: New York Post
Date: 2019-07-14T02:08:08+00:00
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Power outage strikes Manhattan on the same day of the 1977 NYC blackout

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New York massive power outages darkens homes, streets and subway stations

Tens of thousands of people were without power in New York, resulting in power outages in some of the city’s subway stations and digital billboards in Times Square being darkened.

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The city’s fire department was responding to numerous transformer fires, the first of which occurred in Manhattan on West 64th Street and West End Avenue, officials said.

Several Broadway and off-Broadway shows said they were canceling performances, according to tweets aggregated by The Broadway League.

Firefighters were also responding to people trapped in elevators and subway cars, and they are operating all over Manhattan’s West Side from streets in the 40s to the 60s, according to an FDNY spokesman.

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Date: 2019-07-13T18:19:13-0500
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