Mayor de Blasio was in an auto staff’ union corridor in Waterloo, Iowa — campaigning for president — when the lights went out in a 60-block swath of Manhattan.
“Restorations are underway with ConEd aiming to have ALL clients restored by midnight,” he tweeted.
However whereas Hizzoner was tweeting concerning the outage from afar, and scrambling to discover a aircraft again to town, his often-nemesis, Gov. Cuomo, was dashing to the emergency command heart on the Higher West Aspect, the place he deliberate to carry a press convention.
“I’ve been governor of New York for eight years,” he crowed on CNN. “In that point I can depend the variety of instances I left the state on my fingers.”
In the meantime, wags on Twitter have been anointing Metropolis Council President Corey Johnson because the de facto mayor.
“Energy outage in Manhattan. Mayor @BilldeBlasio/@NYCMayor hasn’t tweeted about it, except one retweet,” scoffed Yashar Ali of New York Journal.
“The Speaker of the NY Metropolis Council @CoreyinNYC has been tweeting updates for the previous 30 minutes.”
Tweeted Nicole Gelinas of Hell’s Kitchen, “Mayor Corey Johnson has completed a bang-up job over the past 5 hours. We don’t know what that random man in Iowa is doing however good luck to him.”
“@CoreyinNYC is the de facto mayor tonight,” agreed New York One’s Michael Scotto.
The mayor mentioned by a spokesperson Saturday night time that he was heading by automotive to Chicago, the place he deliberate to take a Sunday morning flight again to NYC.