David Gallagher, of the wonderful photo blog Lightningfield.com, posts pictures of the blackout in New York. The fascinating part is that despite the total lack of electricity along the main lines, when you look at the pictures that give a bit of a view of the town, it's not blacked out at all. There are still signs lit up, there are whole floors in the sky-scrapers where all rooms are lit, there are stores filled with an odd, blue light, there's even the entrance to a cinema flooded with light from within.
I assume that these pinpoints of light represent emergency generators, resourceful people with batteries and torches, and of course, there are the cars. But it's still interesting - almost poetic - how the Manhattan skyline is dotted with light, even at the darkest hour.