Incredible Vintage Photo Showing a Pitch Black NYC During the Blackout of 1977

Photo: Imgur

The New York City blackout of 1977 saw a loss of power to most City residents and businesses, resulting in looting and other criminal activity, including arson.

Caused by a series of lightning strikes at a power station on the Hudson River, the blackout lasted two days until the damage could be repaired safely.

This incredible photograph from the blackout shows a pitch black Manhattan skyline against a colorful sunset sky.

via /r/nyc

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