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Video: The First Thing East Village Residents Did Once They Got Their Power Back

Hurricane Sandy blacked out parts of New York City, but five days later, the lights began to flicker on in much of Downtown Friday at 5:30 p.m., to cheers and applause. We visited the corner of East 5th Street and Avenue A to talk to locals about the very first thing they did once they returned to their apartments once again cozy with heat, lights, and hot water. Watch these New Yorkers savor the glow in the video below:

Video: Power Returns for East Village Residents