New York Power Outage Photos Show City in the Dark After Mass Blackout

New Yorkers have shared photos of their city in dark this morning, as parts New York City suffered a blackout this morning.

The Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Harlem went dark, while lower Manhattan and the Bronx stayed alight. The images show a dark skyline against the early morning sky, with lit-up skyscrapers in the distance.

ConEdison said that three networks in Manhattan to lost their electric supply at around 5:13 a.m. ET but supply has since been restored to those networks on the Upper West Side, Harlem, and the Upper East Side.

Around 130,000 people were affected and some subway lines also lost power during the outage. The MTA said that the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, N, Q, and R trains were disrupted the A, B, C, and D lines were impacted.

According to ConEdison, around 300,000 customers in New York State, especially New York City and Westchester County are still affected by power outages caused by Storm Isaias, though they expect full restoration by the end of Sunday, August 9. At least 1.3 million people are still without power along the East Coast following the storm.

Jesse Addy shared a video of the Upper West Side in darkness as the rest of the lit-up city can be seen in the distance.

Upper West Side. Power just went out. pic.twitter.com/TMUd3q2ki5

— Jesse Addy (@JesseAddy) August 7, 2020

One Twitter user in the Upper West Side shared a photo of the city in the pitch black, with the outline of the skyline just visible against the sky.

Upper West Side blackout. pic.twitter.com/LcsvReBjdW

— Gigi Gonzalez (@glowramia) August 7, 2020

Anthony Glynn shared a photo of his view during and after the blackout and said: "And we're back. Glad the NYC Blackout was short-lived."

And we're back. Glad the #NYC #Blackout was short lived. pic.twitter.com/w002iknF64

— Anthony Glynn (@anthony_glynn) August 7, 2020

Another Twitter user shared a photo of Harlem during the blackout.

Jacqueline Reich shared a photo of her view of the city from near the Natural History Museum, with the blackout in contrast to the lights of the city in the distance.

#blackout on UWS. We are by Natural History Museum pic.twitter.com/89iNlNH6OV

— Jacqueline Reich (@Profjreich) August 7, 2020

Mary DuBard shared a photo of the blackout in Harlem, with the lights of the Bronx still on across the river.

#blackout in Harlem...lights still on across the river in the Bronx pic.twitter.com/64i5Zuxe6e

— Mary DuBard (@mary_dubard) August 7, 2020

Another Twitter user shared a video of the road in the dark, with the streetlights off, and said: "2020 leave us alone please! We've had ENOUGH!"

#Blackout 😬😫 2020 leave us alone please! We’ve had ENOUGH! pic.twitter.com/CLGaW7TT3J

— Donovan (@DonovanBlyden) August 7, 2020

Another user shared photos of buildings with no power and tagged the energy provider ConEdison.

#Blackout blocks wide in #UES upper east side @ConEdison pic.twitter.com/tabMVViMww

— Sol H (@followSol) August 7, 2020

Journalist Frank Runyeon shared a video of the power outage and said: "Complete #blackout in NYC. I see people with flashlights inside their apartments, an emergency vehicle is idling nearby, and we've got a steady soft rain falling here."

Complete #blackout in NYC. I see people with flashlights inside their apartments, an emergency vehicle is idling nearby, and we’ve got a steady soft rain falling here. https://t.co/hgcgjH8ohV pic.twitter.com/cMz0SzxAPR

— Frank G. Runyeon (@frankrunyeon) August 7, 2020

Kendis Gibson shared a video of the moment the lights came back on.

And we’re back! Here’s the moment electricity returned to upper Manhattan: pic.twitter.com/EQlR7yjwJN

— kendis (@kendisgibson) August 7, 2020
New York Blackout
A large section of Manhattan's Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during a major power outage on July 13, 2019, in New York City. Parts of Upper Manhattan suffered a power outage on August 7, 2020, as the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, and Harlem went dark. Scott Heins/Getty