A Reuters witness in the area reported hearing an explosion at about 7 p.m. (2300 GMT), and a New York City Fire Department spokesman said firefighters were on the scene of a transformer fire.
Con Edison said it was working on restoring power to 42,000 customers on Manhattan's West Side, calling the outages "extensive".
"Subway service remains significantly disrupted across the system, although there is limited service on the 1/2/3 and 4/5/6 lines.", the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tweeted.
The failure came on the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 power failure that plunged the NY skyline into darkness, triggering widespread looting and arson.
NBC News correspondent and anchor, Kate Snow, tweeted a picture of a dark hallway at the network's headquarters, and said staffers were forced to use backup generators to broadcast Saturday's edition of Nightly News. There were very few lights in building windows and brightly lit food carts were some of the few sources of light beyond vehicle headlights.
New Yorkers are also calling for help through social media, as at least one person has been trapped in an elevator by the outage.
Aisling Tomei, a TV host in Canada who was in NY for the weekend, also shared video of citizens directing traffic as the hours wore on and the city grew darker.
Manhattan residents and visitors took to Twitter to post photos of the city without power, including eerie photos and video of pitch-black subway stations.
The New York City Office of Emergency Management said it had activated its emergency operations center. Chaos on the streets of midtown? Yes. Several cast members from the show put on an impromptu performance in the street outside the theater for disappointed audience members. The blackout also affected a number of Broadway productions including "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "Hadestown", "Lion King", "Ain't Too Proud", "To Kill a Mockingbird", and "The Cher Show", which were all canceled.
The New York City skyline on July 13, 1977, when a blackout lasted 25 hours.
Spotify are launching in Russian Federation after teasing them for years , and they're taking Apple Music on at a price level. "In April Amazon had more than 32m subscribers to all its music services including Unlimited and Prime Music".
Unlike the last three American presidents, who were wary of angering Beijing, Mr Donald Trump has ramped up relations with Taiwan. State Department announced the proposed arms sale to Taiwan, including 108 Abrams tanks and 250 Stinger surface-to-air missiles.
There were renovations carried out in the cemetery at the end of the 1800's, and then again in the 1960s and 1970s. There was speculation that the youngster may have been buried alongside him - but DNA tests failed to find a match.
Thibault's Mystics are guaranteed to have the league's second-best record through July 12, so he will guide Wilson's team. As coach of the Connecticut Sun, Thibault's East team lost to the West 122-99 in the 2005 All-Star Game in Connecticut.
As for Williams, she surely has to try and reduce the noise and whole circus around her if she is to win another Grand Slam . I love coming out here, playing in front of you guys. "I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said .
TMZ reports that a public document shows the musician and the supermodel obtained a marriage certificate early in the year. She had three marriages including this one and four kids from these marriages. "I've been married twice".
This is Serena's 3rd Grand Slam loss in a row. "I'm desperate to win Wimbledon more than to stop her", she said. Open, where she will have to confront the memories of the unfortunate situation in last year's final.
As much as I enjoyed Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age, I think I might actually like Dragon Quest Builders 2 even more. Many of the Dragon Quest RPG characteristics are implemented and keep the game from feeling like a copy of Minecraft .
Moreover, a Mi A3 Lite is also tipped to be in the pipeline and will debut with watered down specifications alongside the Mi A3. The report suggests that Mi A3 and Mi A3 Lite would feature Snapdragon 730 SoC and Snapdragon 675 SoC, respectively.
Its starting price is at $1,099 down from $1,199, and discounted to just $999 for students via Apple's education store. Benchmarks results show an 83% increase in speed, but performance-wise, it could be different in real-world usage.
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Despite his prevalent use of Twitter, Trump surmised he would have probably become president even without using it. Trump praised numerous participants and noticed the videos and images they created in support of the president.
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The President argued the unregulated nature of the cryptocurrency market could enable illegal activities such as drug trade. He singled out Facebook's upcoming Libra virtual currency, which he says, " will have little standing or dependability ".
Known from "Star Trek" and "Everwood"
She is survived by her mother, stepfather, brother, extended family and her two dogs, Nucleus and Jake, Variety reported. She was a Bangor, Maine native - home of the famous novelist Stephen King - and graduated from Duke University.
House Dems defend Nancy Pelosi amid spat with AOC
The House bill also includes an amendment that would bar Trump from attacking Iran without first obtaining Congress' approval. The committee hearing came as Vice President Mike Pence toured a migrant detention facility in Donna, Texas.
NASA chief shakes up moon program management
NASA's assistant deputy associate administrator of human exploration, Bill Hill, the second in command, was also reassigned. Two top House Democrats panned Bridenstine's decision to remove Gerstenmaier from his leadership role.
Federer excited for 'brutal' Djokovic final
Instead, the Serb cruised past the Belgian in straight sets and also brushed aside surprise semi-finalist Bautista Agut. This was seen by many as the aperitif for the second semi-final between Federer and Nadal .
Japan refuses to retract new export rules on S Korea
Prices of NAND flash memory chips have fallen sharply over the past year as output grew faster than demand and the U.S. Pompeo said he understood, and they both agreed to strengthen communication between the three sides, it said.