30 Pictures Taken From the New ​York Blackout in 1977

    July 13th and 14th, 1977 marked the days when the lights turned out in New York, and the city turned upside down. No one could have prepared themselves for the chaos which unfolded that night The power shortage may have lasted just a day, but the effects lived on years later. Believe us, it was just as dramatic as it sounds.

    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.