The Lower East Side is celebrating as electricity flows back to the long-darkened streets. Who knew a working traffic signal could be such a wondrous, heartwarming sign?
As soon as lights starting flickering back to life, the twittersphere exploded with celebratory messages: toilets flushing, smart phones charging, candles being joyfully extinguished. State Senator Daniel Squadron tweeted that people were cheering in the streets as power returned (and not a moment too soon as an icy autumn wind chills cheeks and fingers across the city). And Michael Bloomberg’s former press chief Stu Loeser congratulated the “men and women of ConEdison” for “great work in horrible circumstances.” Read More