While much of New York City was sitting in the dark in the hours after Superstorm Sandy hit, Skift.com photographer Dan Nguyen walked the streets to capture what life is like for people without power.
He says it's inconvenient: Since a lot of mobile phones don't work, there is no way to establish good communication and no way to call 911 in an emergency. It's also a little unnerving: "I hope that everyone in apartments blows out their candles at night," he tells HLN.
He found his walks through the dark Manhattan streets surreal. He saw a handful of bars, coffee shops, and bodegas serving long lines of customers and residents charging up their cellphones before returning to their dim homes.
They say New York is the "City that never sleeps" -- who knew it could ever get this dark?