Power (Mostly) Returns

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Earlier this month, Con Edison opened a new [$300 million dollar substation](http://nypress.com/blogx/display_blog.cfm?bid=83425736 ) in the Bronx that turned out not to be the energy-boosting machine it was intended to be. In fact, it was later decided that at least eight New York neighborhoods are at high risks of blackouts. Places like [The Upper East Side](http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nysubway0628,0,5840965.story) and The Bronx may just plunge into darkness at any…um, now!

At 3:40 this afternoon, a [power dip]—defined as a power outage lasting a second or longer—occurred, leaving parts of the Bronx near Yankee Stadium in the dark, as well as much of the Upper East Side. And at 4 p.m. today, the [Metropolitan Museum of Art evacuated](http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=nation_world&id=5428430) all the tourists and yuppies out onto the streets, leaving them to stand there watching low-brow mime entertainment. Oh the humanity!

The blackout, sorry dip, has also affected the 4, 5, 6, D, E and Z [trains]. Officials say they are not sure how long it will last, but we're sure a little snafu like this can be avoided in the future if New York just spends another $300 million. Looks like the folks over at [Crain’s](http://www.nypost.com/seven/06252007/news/regionalnews/blackout_risk__on_rise__report_regionalnews_samuel_goldsmith.htm) were right. Luckily, power has been [restored](http://wnbc.weatherplus.com/weathernews/13582154/detail.html) in most of the affected areas.

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