1977 NYC Blackout

Forty years ago, Newsweek sent me and another photographer, Marty Umans, out to Brooklyn to take photos of the blackout. There were fires everywhere and by the time I got there, most of the looting was over. This building, at the corner of Stone (now Mother Gaston Blvd) and Somers St in Brownsville was in flames. The Google Street View photo from 2014 shows the same intersection.

Brownsville, Brooklyn, Stone St and Somers St, 1977

Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mother Gaston Blvd and Somers St, 2014