Here’s what Manhattan looked like during the big power outage

The power outage caused screens in Times Square to go dark.

New Yorkers took the blackout, which affected much of Midtown
Manhattan, in stride

At around 7 p.m. on Saturday night,
the lights went out
in much of Midtown Manhattan.

Officials say a transformer fire likely caused the outage
starting at 6:45 p.m., plunging subway stations, Broadway theaters,
and businesses in the heart of New York City into darkness. Traffic
signals shut off and the typically incandescent lights of Time
Square and 42nd Street dimmed. At its peak, some 70,000 New Yorkers
were without power, according to Con Edison.

Despite the fact that the power outage happened on a hot July
day, New Yorkers seemed to mostly take things in stride: Though
many Broadway shows ended up canceling their evening performances,
members of those productions took to the streets to serenade
passersby. Some people waded into traffic to direct cars after
signals went dark. And unlike the blackout of 1977—which
happened, coincidentally, 42 years ago today
—the city largely
remained calm.

Power is currently in the process of being restored to the
affected neighborhoods (which include Midtown, Times Square, and
the Upper West Side), but here’s what the scene looked like
around the city as the outage began—and as the lights started to
come back on.

Times Square is down, i repeat, Times Square
is down. This is not a drill!!
#Blackout
#NYC
pic.twitter.com/8IUfER7ozl

— Sahid Abraham (@Sahid0)
July 13, 2019

Viewer photos from Dothan native Charles
Sirmon of the power outage in Upper West Side/Midtown Manhattan-
knocking out lights & subways, effecting over 42k customers
including Lincoln Center, St.Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, and
Columbus Circle. pic.twitter.com/X97KGEWVzP

— Lisa Sacaccio (@lisasacaccio)
July 14, 2019

New York City
#Blackout
is beautiful pic.twitter.com/EJjcMyvfii

— Asal Helmsly (@AKHelmsly)
July 14, 2019

Radio City lights are out due to the
blackout#blackout

#nycblackout
pic.twitter.com/deE8EgoYi0

— Joey D (@joedeangelus)
July 13, 2019

Well this is something. Apparently there’s
a blackout in midtown Manhattan. MSNBC is back on the air thanks to
a backup generator, but most of 30 Rock is dark. Started feeling
like I was in a post-apocalyptic movie as I made my way outside.
(The streetlights are all out too) pic.twitter.com/WjOHp4Yp9D

— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki)
July 13, 2019

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Emergency
lighting at MSG during power outage during @jlo concert

A post shared by Stephen M. Hart
(@hartstephenm) on Jul 13, 2019 at 6:26pm PDT

THIS MAN WITH HIS CANE IS THE REAL MVP AT
8TH AND 57th
#Blackout
pic.twitter.com/KWiZ9rLjnD

— Kristi Thomas Boyce (@raesevelt)
July 14, 2019

At the amc lincoln square 13 on the upper
west side. They made the entire cineplex evacuate.
#blackout
pic.twitter.com/bw3zAwejB4

— GrammarCop (@grammarflic)
July 13, 2019

Lights out at Lincoln Center! Manhattan

#Blackout2019

#NYCblackout

#NYCPowerOutage
#NYC
pic.twitter.com/ptBxAoCsIP

— Carol Jeppesen (@CarolJeppesen)
July 14, 2019

They just cancelled second part of Harry
Potter on Broadway due to power issues — tickets will be refunded
…. pic.twitter.com/UgqF7U92wv

— Ben Bell (@BenjaminBell)
July 14, 2019

Now that it’s getting dark the civilians
directing traffic in Hell’s Kitchen are using whatever light they
can get, including cellphones and… light sabers
#NYCblackout
pic.twitter.com/R4eEb7yXJa

— Liam Stack (@liamstack)
July 14, 2019

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#nycblackout2019 . . . .
. #nycblackout #blackout #silhouette #subway #nyc #mta

A post shared by Samantha
Williams
(@samanthapaulawilliams) on Jul 13, 2019 at 7:27pm
PDT

Fuuuuuuuuuuuck the blackout in NYC just hit
my apartment pic.twitter.com/VIrbKBpfwQ

— Krista Robertson (@Krista)
July 14, 2019


#NYCblackout
from across the pond! pic.twitter.com/8NduJ0pE9J

— AnitaMarks (@AnitaMarks)
July 14, 2019

The moment power was restored in Manhattan.

#NYCblackout

#blackoutnyc

#Blackout
pic.twitter.com/0T3b3VkMHY

— Quentin Alexandre (@qa_alexandre)
July 14, 2019

WE’RE BACK, BABY!!!
#BLACKOUT
pic.twitter.com/9KySiRQf4m

— Jason Mante (@jasonmante)
July 14, 2019

Source: FS – All – Real Estate News 1
Here’s what Manhattan looked like during the big power outage