Photos of Manhattan power outage that stopped trains, Broadway shows and business

Parts of midtown and the Upper West Side were dark for about five hours on Saturday after an electric transmission station caused a widespread power outage.

About 73,000 customers, including an untold number of businesses, Broadway shows, subway lines and aboveground transportation, according to Con Edison.

The outage began about 6:47 p.m. and ended just after midnight when power was finally restored.

Scroll down to see scenes from the darkened city streets.

Shaye Weaver