Watch a haunting time-lapse video of cars driving through blacked out Manhattan

What happens when the lights go out in the city that never sleeps? In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Jared Levy ventured into lower Manhattan to capture neighborhoods lit only by the glow of passing cars. NYC Dark shows a side of New York City we rarely see, one where the buildings sit in shadow and few human beings walk the streets.

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Two weeks ago I was visiting Florida while Hurricane Sandy battered New Jersey and New York. A few days later I took a tour of the Empire State Building. This is what downtown Manhattan looked like from the 86th floor when evening came.