Superstorm Sandy brought widespread devastation to our City’s electrical network with millions losing power across the region. Our partners at Con Edison did an amazing job, quickly fixing damaged equipment and bringing a million New Yorkers back online. Union Square Park’s north and west plazas served as a staging area for utility trucks and equipment sent from other parts of the country to assist Con Ed with the recovery effort. Today, Con Edison came back to give the plazas a super good scrubbing to remove any oil or debris left behind. Crews dispatched street sweepers and these awesome Zamboni-like machines. The plazas have never looked better and we extend a big thank you to our friends at Con Edison for making this happen.