The block party ended around 6, and we headed home. At Hudson Yards Subway Station, we were wondering why elevators and escalators weren't working. So we walked to Herald Square Station, and met a man walking towards us saying "The A, C, and other lines aren't running." Carrying suitcases and big bags, we decided to hail a cab. Within 5 minutes, we were on our way. When I got home, I saw a news and realized that we were extremely lucky. It was a blackout and we must have been stranded for hours, if we didn't make the decision soon enough.
Thank you for everyone who stopped by the table.