SEEING THE LIGHT: Con Edison said fewer than 500 people remained without power in Queens as of Tuesday evening, compared with 100,000 at the height of the blackout.

DARK DAYS AHEAD?: Con Edison is still working around the clock to get back to normal, and was sued by a Queens mother over the blackout.

WHAT WENT WRONG: The City Council said it would hold its first hearing on the outages Thursday.

RELIEF: Red Cross said it had distributed 80,000 meals and 70,000 bottles of water.

By The Associated Press

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