How The 1977 Blackout Was Bushwick's Grimmest Moment

Knickerbocker Avenue, circa 1980. (Photo by <a href="">Steven Siegel</a>)

Corner of Broadway and De Kalb, mid-1970s. (Photo via <a href=",_NEW_YORK_CITY._THE_INNER_CITY_TODAY_IS_AN..._-_NARA_-_555890.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>)

Under the elevated train in Bushwick, 1974. (Photo via <a href=",_NEW_YORK_CITY..._-_NARA_-_555930.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>)

Bushwick near Knickerbocker Avenue, early 1980s. (Photo by <a href="">Steven Siegel</a>)

Bushwick, 1980s. (Photo by <a href="">Steven Siegel/Flickr</a>)

Looking towards Manhattan from Bushwick, circa 1982. (Photo by <a href="">Steven Siegel</a>)