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Forty-two years to the day after the start of the infamous 1977 blackout, the power went out in New York City.
The notorious 1977 blackout resulted in damage to over one thousand stores during looting and rioting.
The New York Police Department arrest over 3,700 people -- the largest mass arrest in the city's history.
Here are some of the scenes from today's outage:
Major power outage in Manhattan. Subways are dark. Everyone walking. https://t.co/n4eORlsz6N— Jeff Berardelli (@Jeff Berardelli) 1563059283.0
Well this is something. Apparently there’s a blackout in midtown Manhattan. MSNBC is back on the air thanks to a ba… https://t.co/YbET05LNZd— Steve Kornacki (@Steve Kornacki) 1563059614.0
The power went out during several of our broadcasts, luckily backup generator kicked in. But a good swath of Manhat… https://t.co/iuim8yZX5K— kendis (@kendis) 1563058814.0
#Blackout in Manhattan. Half of Times Square remains on https://t.co/vVW4n308g3— Natalie Zhang (@Natalie Zhang) 1563061277.0
Times Square is down, i repeat, Times Square is down. This is not a drill!! #Blackout #NYC https://t.co/8IUfER7ozl— Sahid Abraham (@Sahid Abraham) 1563060882.0
We're getting reports of power outages in station complexes throughout Manhattan. We're working to identify causes… https://t.co/wTjx9Ic9xT— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask.) 1563058985.0
No cops directing traffic at 66th Street and Broadway. Up to the #fruitstandguy to direct traffic because of the… https://t.co/EE4NFj4Jda— Scott Wilks (@Scott Wilks) 1563059793.0
Audiences still lining up for Broadway shows during the #Blackout, emergency vehicles every few blocks https://t.co/hxbNatJkjK— Naveen Kumar (@Naveen Kumar) 1563061422.0
Police are directing passengers to leave the subway station at Columbus Circle due to the Manhattan power outage, a… https://t.co/EGHZ32Wdwa— NBC News (@NBC News) 1563060527.0
It’s complete chaos on 5th Ave, with what seems like half of Manhattan being out of power 💡 #NYC #NYCPowerOutage… https://t.co/eLKOzv0zS6— V (@V) 1563059456.0
(Upper West Side, Manhattan) Major Blackout in Columbus Circle — Developing: Power is out in multiple buildings on… https://t.co/xEyBA2R9nl— Citizen New York (@Citizen New York) 1563059830.0
Times Square partially effected by the power blackout #NYC #Manhattan https://t.co/Fx1hQgbYis— CNW (@CNW) 1563060895.0
Power’s out in midtown Manhattan. Lots of helicopter, meep #nyc #blackout https://t.co/HTe8Fsgads— Sarah McGiven (@Sarah McGiven) 1563059344.0
FAO Schwartz Rockefeller Center in the dark #blackout #manhattan #midtownmanhattan https://t.co/byT4Wq9PJG— Sarah McGiven (@Sarah McGiven) 1563059403.0