Blackout in NYC leaves thousands of New Yorkers without power

The blackout is affecting Midtown Manhattan

A power failure swept the west side of Manhattan Saturday
evening that has left some 42,000 customers without power,
according to Con Edison.

Officials said a transformer fire caused the outage, plunging
subway stations, Broadway theaters, and businesses in the heart of
New York City into darkness. Traffic lights went out and the
typically incandescent lights of Time Square-42nd Street
dimmed.

The outage stretched between Fifth Avenue and the Hudson River,
and from 42nd and 72nd streets. Con Edison says it is in the midst
of working to restore power to the affected area.

In the meantime, some New Yorkers have been stranded in
elevators and subways without power. The blackout is affecting one
of the densest stretches of Manhattan, home to Times Square, the
Theater District, and other major tourist hubs. Many Broadway shows
have canceled their evening performances due to the outage.

And with Broadway shows cancelled due to
blackout the streets fill.#nyc

#nycpoweroutage

#nycblackout
pic.twitter.com/cg95c2Ty7N

— FrancescoMarciuliano (@fmarciuliano)
July 14, 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is currently on a campaign stop in
Iowa, directed New Yorkers to the city’s Office of Emergency
Management for updates.

.@NYCEmergencyMgt
is working with the NYPD, FDNY and city agencies to respond to
power outages in Manhattan due to a manhole fire earlier this
evening. Disruption is significant.

We’ll have further updates soon — please follow @NotifyNYC.

— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor)
July 14, 2019

Coincidentally, today is the 42nd anniversary of the citywide
blackout of 1977.

We’ll update this post as news develops. In the meantime, here
are some scenes from around the city.

What it is like if you are taking the subway
in Manhattan right now.
No traffic lights.
People stuck in elevators.
No word on what caused the Blackout in New York City.
Stay Safe.#Blackout#NewYork
pic.twitter.com/8hVccTP30N

— ~Marietta (@MariettaDaviz)
July 14, 2019

Columbus Circle Subway Station has gone dark
in New York City! pic.twitter.com/OUFfw7OUDd

— Ariya Das (@AriyaDas)
July 13, 2019

Yet another Good Samaritan directing traffic
at the hairy Lincoln Square / Columbus / Broadway intersection on
the Upper West Side.
#blackout
pic.twitter.com/0NqKPhirpy

— GrammarCop (@grammarflic)
July 13, 2019

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Blackout in NYC leaves thousands of New Yorkers without power