Two shots taken from West 63rd Street during and after the Saturday blackout. Photos by Brendan Wallace.
The lights and air conditioning blinked back on across the Upper West Side Saturday night after more than three hours of darkness following a major blackout.
Con Edison crews had restored five of six transformers as of around 10:30 p.m., and the remaining customers without power appear to be south of the neighborhood.
Thumbs up from Con Ed workers on the Upper West Side. Photo by Joy Bergmann.
The blackout had stretched from the West 40s to 72nd Street across every avenue in the neighborhood. Even after most power was restored, service to the A and C lines remained out in the neighborhood.
There was some celebrating when the power returned.
Hurrah! Lights just back on at 60 and Amsterdam @westsiderag #Blackout pic.twitter.com/kPnu2Rs138
— Joy Bergmann (@JoyBergmann) July 14, 2019
Thank you WSR for keeping us updated last night
The couple on bikes are high fiving each other because they now have working traffic lights to disregard.
Thank you to Con Edison for a speedy response and thanks to WSR for its great coverage of the event! Hope everyone is safe
Power returned faster than the mayor
I wonder what was going on at St.Luke-Rooselevelt hospital at 59 st. Hope everyone is ok.
Nice to know our city can deal with a major crisis – 60,000 customers without power, subway down, Broadway forced to close, concert at MSG forced to stop, thousands of displaced people in Times Square/Midtown with no way to get home – and we managed to do it all without a mayor anywhere to be found.
Oh, right, he was in Ohio deluding himself that he is a presidential candidate!
Please, I big you all. Even if it means voting for a – gasp- Republican – please do not let a mayor like him happen again!
To paraphrase an old song:
“Won’t you come home, Bill deBlasio, won’t you come home?”
Well, ‘His Horror’ (sic) DID come home…the next morning… long after the emergency was over!
Here’s more, from website “thecity.nyc”:
1. Headline: “De Blasio Cross-Country Presidential Run Takes NYC Taxpayers for a $100K Ride
2. “The mayor is often accompanied by his wife, Chirlane McCray, and both have security details that follow them everywhere….”
3. “taxpayers foot the bill for the couple’s security entourages. That includes every airline ticket and hotel room, along with meals, rental cars and gasoline.”
4. “THE CITY calculated that taxpayers have so far coughed up at least $100,810 for 18 nights in hotels, 28 flights, and 29 days of meals for the cops on the road with the mayor and his wife.”
5. “Traditionally, each out-of-town mayor trip includes about 10 NYPD staff: four detectives in the car (a driver, a main bodyguard and two other detectives), two detectives in a backup car, and one or two advance detectives,….”
Five strikes and you’re outer-than-out !!
Wow! I did not know the Governor had that power! I would love to see that happen. Showing up late, being away from the city is grounds for removal!
Mayor Deblasio is working hard to represent all of us citizens in NYC on a national stage. Many people forget Mayor-King Bloomberg was away in Bermuda during storm sandy and also tried to take away soda. We should stop casting blame and start casting votes for
Him for president or Vice President since at least we could have a real New Yorker in office unlike Trump (born in queens- basically west hampton)!