Temperatures could creep up to nearly 100 degrees, threatening to overload the electrical grid.
A widespread power shortage left blocks of buildings in Manhattan in the dark.
Instead of dealing with Con Ed, Kate Ray took matters into her own hands, went to Duane Reade, and managed to get her ring back herself.
Haunting videos of the Metropolitan Detention Center record sound of inmates banging on the walls and windows for help.
The dazzling light, initially reported as the result of a transformer explosion, was caused by a malfunction at a New York City electrical facility.