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Blackout hits parts of Manhattan

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13, 2019. A wide swath of New York s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city s main utility said it had restored most power within hours. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13, 2019. A wide swath of New York s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday...more

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13, 2019. A wide swath of New York s Manhattan borough was plunged into darkness Saturday after a transformer explosion knocked out power to subways, stores and Broadway theaters, but the city s main utility said it had restored most power within hours. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A lady waits for a taxi going to a hospital near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13.  No deaths or injuries were reported due to the blackout, which officials said began at 6:47 p.m. EDT, and darkened a stretch of the city from West 42nd Street to West 72nd Street. The outage occurred 42 years to the day from a major 1970s blackout that sparked looting and rioting in the United States  most populous city.REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A lady waits for a taxi going to a hospital near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. No deaths or injuries were reported due to the blackout, which officials...more

A lady waits for a taxi going to a hospital near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. No deaths or injuries were reported due to the blackout, which officials said began at 6:47 p.m. EDT, and darkened a stretch of the city from West 42nd Street to West 72nd Street. The outage occurred 42 years to the day from a major 1970s blackout that sparked looting and rioting in the United States most populous city.REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. By midnight, power had been restored to most of the customers who had lost it, said John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison. More than 73,000 homes and businesses lost power, officials said. REUTERS/Maria Caspani

A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. By midnight, power had been restored to most of the customers who had lost it, said John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison. More than 73,000 homes and businesses lost power,...more

A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. By midnight, power had been restored to most of the customers who had lost it, said John McAvoy, chief executive of utility Con Edison. More than 73,000 homes and businesses lost power, officials said. REUTERS/Maria Caspani
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People sit outside their residential building near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People sit outside their residential building near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People sit outside their residential building near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People are evacuated outside Row NYC hotel, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People are evacuated outside Row NYC hotel, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People are evacuated outside Row NYC hotel, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Residential buildings light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in the Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Residential buildings light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in the Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Residential buildings light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in the Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Passengers walk in the 66th Street subway station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Passengers walk in the 66th Street subway station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Passengers walk in the 66th Street subway station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska
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Traffic lights are out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. Sidewalks in Times Square that are usually crowded with tourists on a balmy summer Saturday night were overflowing as Broadway theaters canceled performances. The lights of nearby Radio City Music Hall were dark. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Traffic lights are out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. Sidewalks in Times Square that are usually crowded with tourists on a balmy summer Saturday...more

Traffic lights are out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. Sidewalks in Times Square that are usually crowded with tourists on a balmy summer Saturday night were overflowing as Broadway theaters canceled performances. The lights of nearby Radio City Music Hall were dark. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Dark buildings along a dark street are seen near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Dark buildings along a dark street are seen near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

Dark buildings along a dark street are seen near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A train is seen out of service at Penn Station, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A train is seen out of service at Penn Station, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A train is seen out of service at Penn Station, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Residents watch policemen and firemen gather at their apartment building as a blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

Residents watch policemen and firemen gather at their apartment building as a blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

Residents watch policemen and firemen gather at their apartment building as a blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel
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A blackout during widespread power outages affects some buildings in Times Square, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. TWITTER / @SSO_LEGIT via REUTERS

A blackout during widespread power outages affects some buildings in Times Square, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. TWITTER / @SSO_LEGIT via REUTERS

A blackout during widespread power outages affects some buildings in Times Square, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. TWITTER / @SSO_LEGIT via REUTERS
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Con Edison workers are seen as blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

Con Edison workers are seen as blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

Con Edison workers are seen as blackout affects buildings during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel
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A view of the turnstiles at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

A view of the turnstiles at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

A view of the turnstiles at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska
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New York police officer seen at a command post during a blackout caused by power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

New York police officer seen at a command post during a blackout caused by power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel

New York police officer seen at a command post during a blackout caused by power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Catherine Koppel
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Passengers in a subway train at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Passengers in a subway train at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska

Passengers in a subway train at the 66th Street station during a blackout caused by widespread power outages, in this still frame taken from video, in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Aleksandra Michalska
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People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Maria Caspani

A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Maria Caspani

A blackout affects buildings in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Maria Caspani
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A residential building light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A residential building light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

A residential building light out near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People walk near Times Square area after power was restored following a blackout that affected buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk near Times Square area after power was restored following a blackout that affected buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk near Times Square area after power was restored following a blackout that affected buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

People walk along a dark street near Times Square area, as a blackout affects buildings and traffic during widespread power outages in Manhattan, New York, July 13. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon
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Women react as power was restored to Intermix and Lululemon Athletica stores across the street, at the end of a blackout in Manhattan, New York City, July 13. REUTERS/Robert MacMillan

Women react as power was restored to Intermix and Lululemon Athletica stores across the street, at the end of a blackout in Manhattan, New York City, July 13. REUTERS/Robert MacMillan

Women react as power was restored to Intermix and Lululemon Athletica stores across the street, at the end of a blackout in Manhattan, New York City, July 13. REUTERS/Robert MacMillan
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