NEW YORK, JULY 14 - Over 40 thousand people are without electricity or electricity in Manhattan. Even part of the billboards and bright screens of Times Square and the equally iconic light sign of the Radio Music Hall are turned off. Sudden darkness even in the busy Columbus Circle mall and in many theaters and cinemas, with people evacuated from the Lincoln Center complex. Chaos in circulation also due to most of the traffic lights turned off.
Some blackouts in Manhattan are affecting the metro network, which is more crowded than usual on Saturday nights. The area most affected by the blackouts is Midtown and Manhattan's Upper Side, including the Columbus Circle station, which is one of the busiest and most frequented by tourists.
The blackout that is keeping the majority of Manhattan, especially on the West side, from the first information would have been caused by the burning of an electric unit. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said so.