It's been a topsy-turvey day for powerless New Yorkers living in lower Manhattan, but all is (almost) better now: Con Ed has started turning on the lights! "#ConEdison restores over 65,000 customers on the Lower East Side and East Village areas of #Manhattan #Sandy," they tweeted. So far, power has been restored in the East Village, SoHo, and other parts of the Lower East Side. Check out some joyous tweets below.
— DBTH (@DBTH) November 2, 2012
Did you hear that collective LES/EV cheer? Thanks for the hard work #coned !
— Keith Kin Yan (@overunder) November 2, 2012
— Scott Kolb (@scottkolb) November 2, 2012
Just witnessed the power come on at Bowery and 4th. People cheering and celebrating. Alarms ringing. Cell phone service.
— Clay Nielsen (@thisisclay) November 2, 2012
Fuck yeah we just got the power turned back on in the LES fuck you very much #sandy
— davi russo (@davirusso) November 2, 2012
POWER BACK ON LAFAYETTE AND PRINCE SOHO NYC people are cheering
— Aaron Stewart-Ahn (@somebadideas) November 2, 2012
POWER BACK ON JUST FARTED WITH GLEE IMMEDIATELY PLAYING UNHEALTHY AMOUNT OF VIDEO GAMES
— Henry Dwyer (@RealHenryDwyer) November 2, 2012
Standing in a housing complex surrounded by the residents as the power went on brought us all to tears!! It was the best feeling ever!!
— worldoftilt (@worldoftilt) November 2, 2012
Thank god the power is back on. Can't wait to go home and sit around and do nothing.
— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) November 2, 2012
The power just came back on and first thing I heard is a woman shout "I'm going to microwave something!"ha ha just made my day. #happy
— Steve Desir (@mrdesir) November 2, 2012
— Con Edison (@ConEdison) November 2, 2012