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Sonja Morgan Describes Being in Her High-Rise Apartment During the NYC Blackout

The Real Housewives of New York City boutique owner was one of 73,000 people affected by the NYC blackout on Saturday, July 13.  

By Chantel Morel
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An unexpected power outage on Saturday evening left many New Yorkers in the dark. The blackout caused people to be trapped in the subway and elevators, and left many Manhattan streets without working traffic signals for a few hours. Among the 73,000 customers Con Edison reported to be affected by the blackout is Sonja Morgan, who recently relocated to Columbus Circle.

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Following the power failure, The Real Housewives of New York City mom took to Instagram to share her experience in the blackout and connect with fellow New Yorkers. "Who was in the #blackout last night? I was!" she began.

Sonja shared that there was no electricity at Columbus Circle from 7:00 pm on during the night of the blackout: "No Wi-Fi. Civilians had to direct traffic. Someone was stuck in our elevator. Pitch black out there. It was 42 years to the day of the #1977blackout."

As a concerned resident, Sonja wondered how other New Yorkers got by during the blackout. "They said the #MTA handled it well? Anyone get stuck? Or have to walk up to their apt w no elevator?" she asked. 

Many of Sonja's IG followers shared their stories in the comments section of her IG post. "I was stuck in the subway under Columbus Circle, so scary," an IG user wrote.

"Had to walk up 12 flights of stairs 9 months pregnant! Awful," another person shared. 

Sonja also responded to many of the comments. "Thank goodness you are ok," she replied to one of her followers, who shared that she was also stuck underground in the subway. 

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