Just heard from my wife that the East 80's are blacked out. Power went off about 20 minutes ago (3:45 p.m.). Our doorman says that a Con Ed grid has blown and the 70's are out too. ABC News is saying that there are "sporadic outages" from the South Bronx to East 13th on the "East Side".
The first real nasty day and here we go with a blackout? This could be a long, hot summer!
update 4:30...power coming back on in the 80's and South Bronx...Hope it lasts!