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Bad Scene in Brooklyn

When riots raged amid the New York City blackout of 1977

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NYC blackout 1977

1977 Blackout on Broadway and Subsequent All Hands Fire

Lightning strikes cause blackout in 1977

... light connected to New York's power grid flickered out–along with those of 30 million people throughout the Northeast. Chaos didn't ensue, oddly enough.

The NYC skyline from Queens during the power blackout.

1977: Lightning strikes a Consolidated Edison substation along the Hudson River, tripping two circuit breakers and setting off a chain of events that ...

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, after the 1977 blackout in New York City.

Lots Of Liquor

New York - Blackout 1977

The July 25, 1977, cover of TIME

The New York City Blackout of 1977: The History of the Power Failure that Led

Blackout, Chapter 1

Blackout At Home: When The Lights Went Out At Shea Stadium In 1977

During the New York blackout of 1977, an entire city went dark, only to be lit up by the fires of more than 1,000 arsons.

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During the New York City blackout of 1977,

Inside Mother Bucka's Ice Cream Parlor on West Eighth Street, sales of melting treats were booming during the blackout. (Photo: Paul Hosefros/The New York ...

10 Years After the Great Blackout, the Grid Is Stronger — but Vulnerable to Extreme Weather

Blackout poster image

The Big Apple's Great Blackout of 1977

At dawn, the Manhattan skyline shows no lights due to a power blackout, New York, New York, July 14, 1977. The photo was taken from Jersey City, New Jersey.

July 13, 1977: Massive Blackout Plunges New York Into Rioting

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Volunteers, like Toronto lawyer Peter Carayiannis (pictured), received fluorescent jackets from the police to direct traffic in Toronto during the blackout

New York's Power Outages Offer Rare Stargazing Opportunity

NYC Blackout 1977

In 1976, 2,383 arrests were made for prostitution citywide. Of these, 1,165 were girls between the ages of 15 and 20.

Others trekked across the Queensboro Bridge. Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

Map of states with areas affected by the Northeast Blackout of 1965.

1965 Blackout Increased Births - Professor Buzzkill - History's Myths Debunked

A couple in a New York subway carriage in 1972

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A 1977 blackout changed New York City forever. What happens when one strikes all of planet Earth?

The Diaper Caper and the Small-Dog Scam

Theodore Roosevelt High School (New York City)

A raid on the Stonewall Inn provoked riots which became a defining moment in the modern gay rights movement

Celebrating 62 years of EDN

New York fears return to dark days of Seventies as financial crisis bites | US news | The Guardian

Gang violence[edit]

History of New York City

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

City on Fire Review Murder and Mayhem in the '77 N.Y.C. Blackout

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ABC Evening News- July 14, 1977 (NYC Blackout coverage)

Thousands were arrested during the blackout. So many would be detained at a time that

Boroughscapes[edit]

World Trade Center

New York Blackout of 1977

The expanding skyline of Long Island City ...

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The main concourse at New York City's Grand Central station before it was renovated in 1998. New York Transit Museum

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Murder, blackouts and a hip-hop revolution: the summer that inspired The Get Down

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Son Of Sam: This Summer In 1977, An NYC Serial Killer Is Taken Down

Giuliani (1994–2001)[edit]

The 1975 Welcome to Fear City pamphlet.

Cable carriage disputes[edit]

In the middle of the summer of 1977, New York City experienced a power outage

Boston Road near Charlotte Street. Credit David Gonzalez

Blackout (1978)

New York News coverage of The Northeast Blackout of 2003.

5 NYC serial killers throughout history