Thanks to Hurricane Sandy much of lower Manhattan doesn't have power, and won't for some time. Which means that once night falls the famously jumping East Village is suddenly anything but. If you think you know the East Village after dark, you haven't seen it after dark with no lights. Last night Dan Nguyen was on the scene though and filed an impressive gallery of what it is like right now. Spooky doesn't even begin to cover it.

Still, if you just don't believe your eyes, maybe some video will help persuade you this is really happening? Here is St. Mark's Place in the dark:

Here is a drive through the hood in the dark:

And here is a panorama of darkness taken by one guy from his roof in the neighborhood:

Want to see more of the area after the storm? Here's Alphabet City yesterday (in the daytime).