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Unchecked capitalism is causing the collapse of NYC’s power grid, monopoly critic says

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New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it keeps turning out the lights. A stretch of Manhattan’s West Side went dark on July 13, with 73,000 customers–including Broadway theaters–in the dark for three hours. A smaller number were without juice for even longer, about five hours. A week later, Brooklyn and Queens got their turn, with about 46,000 people left in the dark for hours on July 21.

Each outage had its immediate cause: a transformer fire in Manhattan and high electricity use due to the heat wave in the........

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