The Manhattan skyline, framed under the Brooklyn Bridge, is ablaze with lights after electricity was fully restored to New York on Friday night, Aug. 15, 2003.
A man who did not give his name serves ice cream from a Mister Softee ice cream truck in Times Square, New York, under the bright lights of hundreds of advertisements as power returned to the city.
Patrons sit outside The Salt Bar, one of the few businesses open on the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York, which was among the last areas to get power back.
Twilight falls on Manhattan as viewed from Edgewater, N.J., as electrical power was gradually restored to New York Aug. 15, 2003, following a blackout Aug. 14. The lights are reflected in the Hudson River.
With his flight to London delayed indefinitely, Francois Pretorius of South Africa makes himself comfortable with a good book on a luggage cart while waiting at John F. Kennedy International Airport Friday, Aug. 15, 2003. The blackout stranded travelers at airports for as long as 48 hours or more.
Products in a dairy section that was left unrefrigerated due to a major blackout are marked to be thrown out at a grocery store in New York, Aug. 15, 2003. The blackout, affecting a large portion of northeastern United States, caused major disruption of businesses and daily life for millions.
A woman drinks a bottle of water behind an overflowing trash can on a darkened Manhattan corner Aug. 15, 2003, in New York. As the city continues to struggle back from the blackout, delays by sanitation crews have left piles of garbage throughout the city.
Antonio Munoz, center, rests with Felipe Hernandez on the steps of the Postal Office in New York, just two blocks uptown from their Chelsea apartment that remained without light Aug. 15, 2003. Shortly afterwards, the remaining areas of the city without power got their electricity turned back on.
Commuters navigate their way through the 34th Street/Herald Square subway station. Subways were running in all of New York City, as the city began its first full day with electricity Aug. 16, 2003.
Travelers wait at New York's Penn Station as trains were running in all of New York City as the city began its first full day with electricity Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.
Commuters wait on the platform at the 34th Street/Herald Square subway station as subways were running in all of New York City Saturday, Aug. 16, 2003.