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New Yorkers applaud in the streets as light is restored in Manhattan



Cheers were heard across large sections of Manhattan when the lights went out after a several hour breakdown that caused chaos in the city.

The blackout has been reported in Midtown, Times Square, Hell's Kitchen and other parts of Upper Manhattan, where subway stations have been affected and street lights are off.

New York City Fire Services said the cause of the blackouts, which had left more than 73,000 Con Edison customers without electricity, was a transformer fire that had started at West 64th Street. and at West End Avenue, in the Upper West Side.

No breakdowns or deaths were reported due to the power outage that, according to authorities, began at 18:57 and obscured part of the city from West 42nd Street to West 72nd Street.

"Members are responding to reports of many blocked elevators that are busy, but no patients have been reported so far," the department said on Twitter.

Shortly before midnight, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that all the current had been restored, that festive shouts could be heard and that people were turning on their air conditioners in a sweltering heat.

A video shows people crossing the street in the dark, but raising their arms and applauding when the lights come back on.

People are seen a few seconds before the blackout

We see people clapping across the street while the lights come back after a breakdown of several hours

Let the light be: we see people clapping across the street when the lights come back after a breakdown of several hours

You could hear festive shouts as the lights went on in New York

You could hear festive shouts as the lights went on in New York

Festive cries could be heard as the lights came back on the streets of New York after the power went out.

The blackout has been reported in Midtown, Times Square, Hell's Kitchen and in other parts of Upper Manhattan, with subway stations being affected and street lights off.

The blackout has been reported in Midtown, Times Square, Hell's Kitchen, and other parts of Upper Manhattan, with the subway stations affected and the lights off.

Much of the neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Midtown Manhattan are seen in the dark

Much of the neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Midtown Manhattan are seen in the dark

Large parts of Times Square were without electricity and many of the huge billboards were black after the blackouts.

Large parts of Times Square were without electricity and many of the huge billboards were black after the blackouts.

The Times Square screens in New York became black as a result of power outages, but that did not stop people from taking pictures of this iconic show.

The Times Square screens in New York became black as a result of power outages, but that did not stop people from taking pictures of this iconic show.

We see people sitting at the East River Ferry jetty waiting to find another route back home Saturday night.

We see people sitting at the East River Ferry jetty waiting to find another route back home Saturday night.

Subway users went on Twitter to share photos of darkened stations during the power outage

Subway users went on Twitter to share photos of darkened stations during the power outage

The metro bikers went on Twitter to share photos of stations darkened during the breakdown. Many people were stuck in the trains when the current fell

People wait in Columbus Circle subway station after widespread blackouts in New York on Saturday

People wait in Columbus Circle subway station after widespread blackouts in New York on Saturday

Guests are seen in a dark restaurant with candles on their tables

Guests are seen in a dark restaurant with candles on their tables

Guests are seen in dark restaurants with candles on their tables. The interruption extended from Fifth Avenue west to the Hudson River and from the west of the 1940s north to 72nd Street.

A subway station is in the dark during breakdowns. People would have used flashlights on their phones to guide them

A subway station is in the dark during breakdowns. People would have used flashlights on their phones to guide them

An area leading to C and E trains at 50th Street subway station is dimly lit during power outage

An area leading to C and E trains at 50th Street subway station is dimly lit during power outage

The stairs to C and E trains at 50th Street Subway Station are shown abandoned and dark during the power outage

The stairs to C and E trains at 50th Street Subway Station are shown abandoned and dark during the power outage

Residential and commercial buildings are seen in the dark during blackouts in New York on Saturday night

Residential and commercial buildings are seen in the dark during blackouts in New York on Saturday night

A map shows the location of power outages in Manhattan on Saturday night

A map shows the location of power outages in Manhattan on Saturday night

A Jennifer Lopez concert at Madison Square Garden was interrupted and disappointed fans had to be evacuated.

Spectators were plunged into the dark about four songs as a whole around 9:30 pm. The arena was then evacuated.

The superstar posted a video on Instagram and wrote: "Devastated and sorry that I can not play for you tonight.We will do that for you, I promise you! I love you !!"

She said in a video, "They just told me to get off stage. I was just waiting there, obviously all the electricity was cut off in the city and here at Madison Square Garden while we were in the middle of our show.

Jennifer Lopez shared a video on her Instagram, apologizing after canceling her show due to power outages.

Jennifer Lopez shared a video on her Instagram, apologizing after canceling her show due to power outages.

Jennifer Lopez is seen before the show was canceled

Jennifer Lopez is seen after the power outage

Jennifer Lopez is seen before and after the lights go out during her show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night

J.Lo's dancers are seen on stage a few moments before Madison Square Garden dies at dusk when power outages have occurred

J.Lo's dancers are seen on stage a few moments before Madison Square Garden dies at dusk when power outages have occurred

"They ask everyone to evacuate very slowly and calmly. Obviously, we will reprogram this show.

"I am obviously sorry and devastated. I like you. I am so sorry that it happened in the middle of our moment.

Shortly after 1 am Sunday morning, she tweeted: "ANNOUNCEMENT: It will take more than one power outage all over the city to shut us up! Reprogram the show for Monday night!

Penn Station officials said they use generators to keep power on. Most of Times Square's huge billboards were black and electricity was cut off in much of the Rockefeller Center.

Videos appeared on Twitter of subway customers trying to navigate their way through darkened stations, many without electricity and bypassed by trains.

Social media users shared videos of guests dining in restaurants only with candles, and people said they were locked in elevators in high-rise buildings in the city.

The blackout obscured part of the city, from 42nd Street West to 72nd Street West, 42 years after the start of a major power outage of the 1970s that caused riots and looting.

The blackout obscured part of the city, from 42nd Street West to 72nd Street West, 42 years after the start of a major power outage of the 1970s that caused riots and looting.

Commuters use their phone as a flashlight during outages in a city that never sleeps and the lights never go out

Commuters use their phone as a flashlight during outages in a city that never sleeps and the lights never go out

A shop owner in Times Square is sitting outside during the breakdown. The stores have probably lost a lot of sales during a busy Saturday night

A shop owner in Times Square is sitting outside during the breakdown. The stores have probably lost a lot of sales during a busy Saturday night

Crowds of people are walking down a dark street in Midtown. Many people had to find alternative routes to get home because of subway problems.

Crowds of people are walking down a dark street in Midtown. Many people had to find alternative routes to get home because of problems with the subway.

A billboard in Times Square is seen without electricity on Saturday night. It was an unusual sight for New Yorkers accustomed to bright lights

A billboard in Times Square is seen without electricity on Saturday night. It was an unusual sight for New Yorkers accustomed to bright lights

We see people queuing for buses because the train service was down. A commuter said that he was stuck in a subway car for more than an hour

We see people queuing for buses because the train service was down. A commuter said that he was stuck in a subway car for more than an hour

Customers of the AMC Lincoln Square 13 movie theater are seen leaving after the power loss on Saturday night

Customers of the AMC Lincoln Square 13 movie theater are seen leaving after the power loss on Saturday night

The generally clear night was dark and dark on Saturday night. The cause of the breakdowns was a transformer fire

The generally clear night was dark and dark on Saturday night. The cause of the breakdowns was a transformer fire

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that although no injuries were reported, "the fact that this happened was unacceptable", and that the Ministry of Civil Service will investigate the failure.

He said that he was sending 100 state police officers and National Guard troops into the city to help with traffic control.

De Blasio told CNN that he had spoken with the police commissioner and the deputy commissioner in charge of the fight against terrorism.

"From what we see right now, it's just a mechanical problem and, once again, it seems to be able to be resolved within a reasonable time," Blasio said.

City Council Chair Corey Johnson wrote on Twitter that the Con Edison substation on the west side had a "major disruption" and that the utility was working to repair it.

Most Broadway shows were canceled on Saturday night, but in pure New York style, some of the performers came out of the theaters and sang in the streets for disappointed ticket holders.

The Upper West Side was dark after the fire of a transformer that caused a power outage. The temperature was hot, above 80 even at sunset, but not steamy as Manhattan can do in July.

The Upper West Side was dark after the fire of a transformer that caused a power outage. The temperature was hot, above 80 even at sunset, but not steamy as Manhattan can do in July.

Tired children and adults watch police and firefighters gather in their building after power outage

Tired children and adults watch police and firefighters gather in their building after power outage

Actors from Hadestown (photo) played in front of an audience waiting to be admitted

Actors from Hadestown (photo) played in front of an audience waiting to be admitted

Films from Come From Away, a waitress and Hadestown (photo) were presented to an audience waiting for admission

The Twitter user @MarlinPie shared a video of artists outside of Carnegie Hall. "The artists were evacuated outside the building but they continued their performance," he wrote.

The Twitter user @MarlinPie shared a video of artists outside of Carnegie Hall. "The artists were evacuated outside the building but they continued their performance," he wrote.

New York's blackout hits 42 years after the 1977 outage

On July 13, 1977, lightning destroyed an electrical line in Westchester, causing the crash of the Indian Point power station, which illuminated most of the city.

The damage during the 25-hour blackout was considerable: the New York Times reported that 1,000 fires had been burned and 1,600 stores had been ransacked.

According to reports, 3,373 people were also arrested for looting and vandalism. Thieves stole cars, jewelery, televisions and even big furniture.

A sharp economic downturn accompanied by an increase in the crime rate and the fight against drugs have made the Big Apple already dark, still darkened by the murders of Sam's son that hit the city.

But even during the turmoil, people still managed to take advantage of some aspects of the blackout, to gather in the street to party late at night and earn money. quickly.

Police officers and passersby stand in front of a damaged store in Brooklyn, looted in the aftermath of the July 1977 power outage in New York City

Police officers and passersby stand in front of a damaged store in Brooklyn, looted in the aftermath of the July 1977 power outage in New York City

An aerial view of a Brooklyn building in flames as a result of the power outage is seen on July 14, 1977 - a day after the power outage

An aerial view of a Brooklyn building in flames as a result of the power outage is seen on July 14, 1977 – a day after the power outage

The damage during the 25-hour blackout was considerable: 1,000 fires were burned and 1,600 stores were ransacked.

The damage during the 25-hour blackout was considerable: 1,000 fires were burned and 1,600 stores were ransacked.

Films from Come From Away, Waitress, Hadestown and Rock of Ages were shown to a street audience.

Emily Totero, 30, had planned to bring guests from outside the city to see the Moulin Rouge, but once they arrived in the theater district, they saw the power go out.

"You could see all the theater lights on the other side of the street, all the capitals had gone out. That's what we noticed first, she says.

With some stations and traffic lights turned off, many residents and visitors took to the streets and walked, according to social media publications, many of which carried the hashtag #blackoutnyc.

Jeff O 'Malley said he was stuck in a subway car for more than an hour.

"We were stuck for about 75 minutes," said the 57-year-old consultant. "It's completely dark (in the station); people were going up using their flashlights on their phones.

Firefighters are in the picture responding after extensive power outages have been reported in parts of Manhattan

Firefighters are in the picture responding after extensive power outages have been reported in parts of Manhattan

The signs of the iconic Radio City Music Hall, located in the city center, are closed as a result of the attacks

The signs of the iconic Radio City Music Hall, located in the city center, are closed as a result of the attacks

Electricity was cut off in much of the Rockefeller Center. Firefighters enter 75 Rockefeller Plaza

Electricity was cut off in much of the Rockefeller Center. Firefighters enter 75 Rockefeller Plaza

Lizzy Aimée, a Twitter user, shared a video of firefighters entering her building and wrote, "You can not go to our apartment and people are stuck in the elevators!"

Many civilians have entered busy crossroads to help keep traffic congested by the lack of traffic lights.

A middle-aged man in shorts and a red tank top managed the flow of vehicles at a junction for at least 45 minutes, prompting applause on social media.

In a photo taken on Twitter after dark, a person was seen driving traffic around Hell's Kitchen with a lightsaber.

The blackout occurred on the 42nd anniversary of the blackout in New York that paralyzed almost the entire city during the July 13, 1977 heat wave.

The current was restored only the next day.


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