Talk about perfect timing: Sean Blackwell was filming the flooding from Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East Side at the moment of the blackout.
(Claudine Zap) -- Talk about perfect timing to capture an awful moment: Sean Blackwell was filming the flooding from Hurricane Sandy on the Lower East Side of New York City at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue C at the moment of the blackout.
As the camera pans across the intersection, a mind-boggling view of the once urban street that became flooded with water-logged streets and flooded cars, when, suddenly, the lights go out. Not just at that corner, but across many parts of New York City.
The video, called "apocalyptic" by the blog Hypervocal, was posted by New York Daily News on October 29, and quickly captured the attention of the Web with over 258,000 views.
A sign commented on by some viewers, "Welcome to Loisaida", is a local point of interest: "Loisaida is slang for "lower east side," derived from the Latino pronunciation of the neighborhood in lower Manhattan, and was coined in the 1970s. It's used as an alternative name for Avenue C, which sometime soon, will be a street again instead of a river.