Skip to comments.NYC Blackout Images and Captions
Posted on 08/15/2003 11:35:58 AM PDT by finnman69
DAY TWO In Manhattan, the sun is rising but the lights are still out.
Commuters sleep on the steps of the Post Office on 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue in New York during the early hours of Friday, after being stranded by the city's electrical blackout.
A huge power failure swept through parts of the Northeast, Midwest and Canada on Thursday, shutting down trains, subways and airports from New York City to Detroit, forcing people into the streets.
At the ferry terminal on west 38th St., thousands of people without access to the subways and trains flocked to catch ferries, creating another form of gridlock.
Passengers on the downtown A train were stuck underground for two hours before being led out by MTA employees.
Waterway buses to Weehawken were filled to capacity.
Transit workers escorted riders off a subway car on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Pedestrians clogged the Brooklyn Bridge as the power outage brought life to a standstill.
Dozens of people at the Lincoln Tunnel jumped on a truck to get a ride through the tunnel to New Jersey.The police made them all get off the truck.
The hallways of Saint Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan were dark after the blackout. Power generators lit emergency and patient care areas.
The whole of the city was dark and the setting sun painted one building.
Aug. 14: The darkened New York City skyline contrasts with a twilight sky.
Aug. 14: Passengers stand while stranded on a subway train in New York City.
Aug. 14: Pedestrians and vehicles cross New York's Brooklyn Bridge after a massive power outage.
Aug. 14: The Empire State Building looms over a darkened New York City skyline.
Aug. 14: Passengers climb down from a subway train in New York City.
Aug. 14: New Yorkers ride a public bus amid darkened buildings in Manhattan.
Aug. 14: Thousands of pedestrians make their way onto the 59th Street Queensborough Bridge in Manhattan.
A taxi moves down Broadway through a dark Times Square at dawn on Friday.
A woman stranded in New York's Grand Central Terminal finds a place to sleep on a countertop early Friday.
Cyclists pass by police at an intersection in midtown Manhattan as huge power blackouts hit New York and other major cities across the northeast United States and Canada.(AFP/Mandel Ngan
Cars head over the Brooklyn Bridge beside a blacked out New York City skyline. Top New York officials said that Canada had been the source of the huge power outages that hit the northeast United States and Ontario.(AFP/Spencer Platt)
Jeremy Duranczau(r) and Neil Holt, from Bowling Green, Kentucky sit stranded in New York's darkened Times Square early August 15, 2003. hundreds of tired, haggard-looking commuters left stranded by the blackout awoke from their makeshift beds, lumbering into the dim light of the rising sun. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)
Motorists and pedestrians jam traffic on the Brooklyn bridge after a power outage in New York. A fire in a power plant in upstate New York sparked the massive blackout across the northeastern United States and southern Canada.(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
Patrons sit outside of a cafe on Fifth Avenue in New York City August 15, 2003 after the biggest power outage in North American history blacked New York and other major U.S. and Canadian cities. Restaurants and Cafe's in New York brought tables out to the sidewalks due to lack of lights and air conditioning. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen
Commuters sleep on the steps of the General Post Office in New York early Friday morning, Aug. 15, 2003 after being stranded because of the city's electrical blackout. The blackout, which affected everything from trains to mobile phones, occurred across much of northeastern United States and parts of Canada.
View of a blacked out New York city skyline during a power outage. The price of reference Brent North Sea crude oil rose 35 cents per barrel to 29.22 dollars on nervousness about massive power outages in North America.(AFP/Getty Images/Spencer Platt)
A woman swings a light about her head to attract the attention of passing taxis in New York City. Analysts said the blackouts will deal a huge financial blow, creating havoc on airlines, thawing frozen goods and shutting out masses of workers(AFP/Mandel
Will Hay, from Manhattan, sits on pole in the middle of Times Square around 3 a.m. in the morning as a power outage shut down the Eastern Seaboard August 15, 2003. In New York's Times Square on Friday, hundreds of tired, haggard-looking commuters left stranded by the blackout awoke from their makeshift beds, lumbering into the dim light of the rising sun.REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Diners at a bistro continue with their meal under candlelight in downtown New York. Huge power blackouts paralyzed New York and other major cities across the northeast United States and Canada after a massive failure of the regional electrical supply system(AFP/Mandel Ngan
Email this slideshow Blacked out New York City with only a few lights in buildings and moving traffic lighting the dark streets. A failure in a power plant in upstate New York near the Canadian border triggered a massive blackout Thursday across the northeastern United States and southern Canada(AFP/Mandel Ngan)
People lay stranded outside the Times Square Marriot around 3 a.m. in the morning as a power outage shut down the Eastern Seaboard August 15, 2003. More than 12 hours after the biggest North American power outage in history left huge swaths of the Northeast in sweltering darkness, much of New York and its suburbs were still without electricity. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
People lay stranded in the entrance to Grand Central Station around 3 a.m. in the morning during a power outage in New York August 15, 2003. More than 12 hours after the biggest North American power outage in history left huge swaths of the Northeast in sweltering darkness, much of New York and its suburbs were still without electricity. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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