Jennifer Lopez reschedules Madison Square Garden show after NYC blackout

Jennifer Lopez reschedules Madison Square Garden show after NYC blackout

According to ConEdison, which provides power for New York City and Westchester County, approximately 42,500 people have been impacted by the outage which the New York City Police Department says stretches from 5th Avenue to the Hudson River and West 40s to 72nd Street. Subway riders were walked through tunnels and led to the station at Columbus Circle, an MTA source said.

Jennifer Lopez took decisive action following the cancelation of her "It's My Party" concert at Madison Square Garden earlier on Saturday due to a widespread power outage in New York City.

A NY blackout that crippled the city during a heat wave on July 13, 1977, sparked rioting and looting. "Actually, we had just started our show", she said. But once they got to the theater district, they saw the power go out.

"While power has been restored, there are still some traffic signals that are out, so we would not encourage New Yorkers to go out if you don't have to go out", he said.


A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday.

A massive power outage crippled New York Saturday, leaving some people stranded as elevators stopped and subway services stalled.

Saturday's outage occurred on the 42nd anniversary of a NY blackout that crippled the city during a heat wave on July 13, 1977.

Cuomo said he was sending 100 State Police and some National Guard personnel to the city to help with traffic control.


"This appears to be something that just went wrong in the way that they transmit power from one part of the city to another", de Blasio told CNN.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson tweeted that Con Edison's CEO told him there was a "a major disturbance" at West 49th Street Substation. The Brooklyn dancer guided cars, ambulances and pedestrians through a busy, three-way intersection near Lincoln Center on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

"That being said, we have not done the root cause analysis that will identify exactly what caused this outage so you can't exclude that until you actually know what the conditions were that caused this". "Not all of the lights are back on, that's also clear", NY state Governor Andrew Cuomo told a news conference about five hours after the outage began.

Several shows on Broadway were canceled - including "Hades Town", "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune", "The Lion King" and "King Kong".


"Mayors are important", the NY governor said on Saturday night.

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