Things proceded normally and slower although the blackout caused everyone to change routine - much like a blizzard sceanrio - except the weather was so nice.
It was my very first job in Manhattan and I had been working for E.F. Hutton for approximately one month. I was very busy at work that day and had to run an errand from my office on the second floor to the Accounts Payable office on the 8th floor. I was running for the...[more]
In the 1965 blackout Staten Island was not really affected
all that much. I was in our basement kitchen in Oakwood Heights Staten Island when the lights started to flicker.
My biggest impression was the battery powered radio was playing and the radio d.j....[more]
I was working as a building manager at the time, and had just left the 46-story building I worked in when New York City went black. I rushed back and found that 20 of our 26 elevators had stopped somewhere above the ground floor. Where were they and how many people...[more]
The Great Northesat Blackout of 1965 ocurred when I was 12 years old. For about a half hour or so before the lights went out, my mother (who was in the kitchen fixing dinner)kept yelling at us to "stop fooling around with the TV". I remember that we were watching a...[more]
I had just turned 17 years old that June and was looking forward to getting my driver's license. When the lights went out I can remember all the neighbors coming out and all of us kids thinking it was so cool. We all were hanging out on the stoops til 1:00-2:00 in...[more]