Last night, ANIMAL ventured out into the cut-off, empty, power-less lands of Lower Manhattan to document the darkened cityscapes caused by Hurricane Sandy and Con Edison’s vulnerability to water. The street scenes are nothing short of surreal and possibly the only good thing to come out of the blackout.

(Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork)

Manhattan Blackout Sandy PhotosPark Avenue

Manhattan Blackout Sandy Photos

Union Square

Manhattan Blackout Sandy Photos

Empire State Building

Greenwich Village

Manhattan Blackout Sandy Photos

A lone food cart

Manhattan Blackout Sandy Photos

One World Trade Center