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11.08.12 Aymann Ismail

It’s been six days since power has been restored to Manhattan, but nearly 100,000 New Yorkers, many of whom are in Staten Island and the Rockaways, remain powerless because of the damage done by Sandy. During the Manhattan blackout, ANIMAL explored the seemingly abandoned streets. We shot video that gives a glimpse of what it […]

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11.05.12 Marina Galperina

Since the October 29 Con Edison electrical substation explosion and the subsequent blackout of a gigantic chunk of Manhattan, many — including ANIMAL — have ventured out to document the city’s surreal state, eerily submerged into complete darkness. Russian photographer Nataliya Masharova and filmmaker Anatoli Ulyanov’s “cyber-movie” Blackout is a little bit different. Instead of painstaking, beautiful long-exposures, […]

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11.02.12 Andy Cush

ANIMAL editor Bucky Turco took to downtown Manhattan today to see how neighbors were helping each other out in the powerless zone. In addition to an emergency ATM set up at Union Square by Chase Bank, he found charities, businesses, and individual citizens doing what they could to assist one another. Relief organization Operation Blessing […]

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Andy Cush

Though as of 5 a.m. today, there were still 226,000 Con Ed customers without power in Manhattan–along with 84,000 in Queens, 35,000 in Brooklyn, 54,000 in Staten Island, and 31,000 in the Bronx–a spokesman from the company said it hoped to restore electricity to all of the island by today. Speaking on Bloomberg Radio this […]

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11.01.12 Aymann Ismail

Last night, ANIMAL ventured out into the cut-off, empty, power-less lands of Lower Manhattan to document the darkened cityscapes caused by Hurricane Sandy and Con Edison’s vulnerability to water. The street scenes are nothing short of surreal and possibly the only good thing to come out of the blackout. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) Park Avenue Union […]

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