The AC use likely strained wires and made them catch fire, Con Ed said.
A man pretending to be a Con Edison worker collected nearly $2,000 from Spotmaster Cleaners.
With 1.2 million gas customers, experts say Con Ed's figures might be low.
Residents of Salyer House, a low-income building, said they should be reimbursed for extra expenses.
Margo Kane almost lost her lower leg in a massive explosion in Midtown Manhattan in 2007.
The outage affected buildings on West 30th Street between Eighth and Ninth avenues, Con Ed said.
The first fire was reported at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the FDNY.
Salt laid out for last weekend's snow storm has corroded wires and sparked fires, officials said.
Salt that's spread to melt snow corrodes underground wires, which then ignite, officials said.
A sanitation truck was stuck in the large hole on Monday morning, officials and witnesses said.
A natural gas fire caused the FDNY to evacuate 200 people on 36th Street in Queens Thursday afternoon.
Administrative assistants for Community Education Councils haven't had a raise since 2008.
Juan Pablo Duarte Square has seen a growing number of homeless men congregating in the public plaza.
The voltage was found on 74th Street near 37th Avenue.
The cause was damage to underground wires, Con Ed said.
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