New York Magazine’s Breathtaking Cover Shows A Blacked-Out Manhattan From The Sky

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: NOVEMBER 4, 2012] The office of New York Magazine was in shambles trying to produce the latest issue in an improvised newsroom but the cover turned out to be one of the most powerful int he magazine’s history.

From an editor’s note:

The easiest part of a harried three days came Friday around noon, when we met to settle on the cover. A photograph taken by Iwan Baan on Wednesday night, showing the Island of Manhattan, half aglow and half in dark, was the clear choice, for the way it fit with the bigger story we have tried to tell here about a powerful city rendered powerless. We crammed back into the conference room, raced to finish our pages, and hoped, like other New Yorkers, that everyone would find the lights on when they got home.


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