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Black and White Photo of Lightning over Manhattan, New York, by James Maher Photography

** Available in color in the New York in Color portfolio.

This photo was taken from the top of my mother's building on Broadway and 94th street on a hot summer night in June of 2007.

This thunderstorm was the strongest that I have witnessed in the city.  Lightning was flashing all around the building and the wind was gusting hard, making it tough to keep my tripod still.  Soon after this photo, it started to pour and the lightning strikes got close enough that I thought it best to leave.

Earlier in the day, it is believed that one of these strikes hit a substation in Queens and was the cause of a blackout in the Bronx and on the Upper East Side, which created a lot of chaos during the 90 degree weather.