Justin Rosenthal

Over the summer, the West Side of Manhattan sat in darkness, but the blackout didn't slow down the city that never sleeps. The casts of multiple Broadway shows sang in the streets, and one couple even got hitched.

The blackout interrupted the wedding of couple Amy and Craig, but they didn't let something like a national news-making blackout stop them from exchanging their vows. New York Times reporter Emma G. Fitzsimmons posted the couple's story on Twitter along with an epic photo of the couple in front of a darkened Plaza Hotel taken by the brother of the bride, Justin Rosenthal. Their story went viral.

"I've got a great story from the Great New York City Blackout of 2019," Fitzsimmons wrote. "This couple was getting married at The Plaza. The lights went out during the wedding. They said their vows in the dark. No food; just candles. But they made the best of the situation and danced the night away."

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After her death in 2009, the Ali Forney Center in New York City received a gift of $300,000 from Arthur's estate to help homeless LGBTQ youths.

Arthur in 1975. Photo by AP.

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Working parents and caregivers have just been given legal protection in New York City.

Being someone's caregiver is like having a second job. So you shouldn't have to worry about losing your first.

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