I thought it was just my building, or just the local buildings. So I read. I am on the 21st floor. Walked out on my porch around 8pm, and almost had a heart attack. Half of NJ was dark, Staten Island was almost missing, and the Empire State Building seemed to be gone.
Hard to be calm, after that. Luckily I my neighbors had some white wine in the fridge to get rid of, and a small radio for the false news coming in about the cause.