13th-14th July 1977. These were the dates almost the whole of New York turned upside down, and believe us, it was just as dramatic as it sounds. No one could have prepared themselves for the chaos which unfolded over this event. The power shortage may have lasted just a day, but the effects lived on years later. Talk about a bitter aftertaste!
It started with a lightning storm, it ended in wide-scale destruction. It may seem like the New York blackout was merely a technical issue, but the aftermath brought to light a huge social issue. Popular Everything is exploring the ins and outs of one of the most dramatic powercuts American history has seen.