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New York City Power Outage: Thousands Without Power In Midtown, Upper West Side On 42nd Anniversary of 1977 Blackout – Newsweek

A significant power outage is being reported in parts of Manhattan tonight.

The Empire State Building and a portion of the New York skyline is dark amid a widespread power outage affecting parts of midtown Manhattan. https://t.co/xNZOsNYm1J pic.twitter.com/XLxC2k8X5Q

Times Square still has some lights but one of the main fixtures is dark #blackout pic.twitter.com/nG65zrlCAw

Here’s how we’re on TV for @NBCNightlyNews from 30 Rock in the midst of a blackout in parts of midtown Manhattan. Backup generators in one small studio. #Blackout pic.twitter.com/e833iLygJh

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

59th street subway @CBSNewYork #Blackout pic.twitter.com/X54aIn77SM

I guess this is what they call a New York moment. After being trapped on the F for an hour because of the power outage I emerged to see dark restaurants & traffic lights, civilians directing traffic, & an evacuated Carnegie Hall concert happening in the street. #nyc #Blackout pic.twitter.com/3p9UWtRrel

Impromptu performance #broadwayblackout @wecomefromaway pic.twitter.com/PfHYZeFJ6v

The power is out in NYC and at MSG. Heartbroken to say tonight’s show is cancelled. We will reschedule. Love you all!!! Stay safe! ❤️ #ItsMyPartyTour pic.twitter.com/QHzaXYLdoy

#fruitstandguy is still alone directing traffic and no cops to be seen on Broadway and 66th Street at the #Blackout pic.twitter.com/Agdt7ZYn9l

How ironic that #fruitstandguy has to hold traffic so the cops can get through the intersection of 66th and Broadway since there are no cops directing traffic at the #Blackout pic.twitter.com/g1s5hCM7Wo

New Yorkers stepping in to direct traffic #nycpoweroutage @NY1 pic.twitter.com/mfvG3qMyUr

• ConEdison estimates that over 42,000 New Yorkers are without power.

• The New York Police Department and New York Fire Department have reported a spike in calls as people are reporting being trapped in elevators and other issues. NYPD officials have asked units from other boroughs to respond.

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