Governor Andrew Cuomo slammed the city's electricity suppliers for their "lack of performance."
Con Ed asks customers not to use large appliances like washers and dryers as power restoration continues.
About 460,000 ConEd customers were still without power as of Friday afternoon.
Customers in Lower Manhattan, however, were still waiting for electricity Friday morning.
Con Edison will restore power to some buildings south of the Brooklyn Bridge that are no longer flooded.
Power is slowly starting to come back across New York City.
As NYC begins its recovery from Hurricane Sandy, DNAinfo is collecting the storm's most arresting images.
ConEd and DEP have begun giving out dry and wet ice and will set up water-on-the-go drinking fountains.
But repairs could take up to a week in places as debris from the storm still needs to be cleared.
Hurricane Sandy left at least 18 people dead and wreaked havoc across the five boroughs.
Some residents of Zone A regretted not leaving as Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc along the East River.
About 780,000 New York City-area households are without power following the storm, Mayor Bloomberg said.
Flooding left roughly 670,000 people in New York City and Westchester without electricity.
Con Ed had announced it would allow workers to return to their posts before a storm slams New York.
A Con Edison service box near the Union Square subway station caught fire Friday afternoon.
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