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NYC Revelers Make the Best of the Sandy Blackout (VIDEO)

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Monday night, Hurricane Sandy pushed New York's East River to surge over its banks flooding the East Village almost as far as Avenue B. When transformers at Con Edison's 14th Street substation exploded, plunging the neighborhood into darkness, revelers spilled out of a bar, strangers stopped in the street, and broke into song led by an accordionist. The question I have is who walks around in a hurricane with an accordion? Only in New York.