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East Village Power On After Days Of Con Edison Work To Fix Outages From Hurricane Sandy

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EAST VILLAGE POWER
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MANHATTAN — Let there be light!

Power was restored to a portion of the East Village Friday afternoon after nearly four days in darkness following Hurricane Sandy.

Cheers erupted near Tompkins Square Park after the lights popped back on near St. Mark's Place and Cooper Square.

Peter Justice was about to cross Avenue A, near East 8th Street, when he suddenly saw the red "don't walk" sign flash up.

"People on the corner started cheering, 'The lights are on! The lights are on!" said Justice, 38.

Another woman said: "Lights again, Thank you, Jesus."

The power filled the East Village and Lower East Side from Canal Street to 14th Street, from Broadway to the East River, according to Con Edison.

That amounts to approximately 67,000 customers, officials said.

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