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The New York City Blackout of 1977: Chaos and Crime in the Dark

In the summer of 1977, the city that never sleeps plunged into darkness. On the fateful day of July 13th, at around 9:34 p.m., a series of electrical failures caused the catastrophic New York City blackout. The city’s power grid failed, leaving over nine million people across five boroughs without electricity for a staggering 25 hours. This incident would go down in history as one of the most infamous blackouts, not only for the widespread impact it had on daily life but also for the chaos and crime that ensued during those dark and tumultuous hours.

The New York City Blackout of 1977: Chaos and Crime in the Dark