I was a 17 year old 'country' girl who had arrived in the big city of New York on July 1, 1965. I came to spend the summer with my oldest sister (Bonnie Jean) before heading off for college. Needless to say, my summer vacation turned into a 20 year stint.
I was only 5 years old on the night of the Great Northeast Blackout of 1965 but I remember it so vividly because that was the night my house burned down. I lived in Georgetown, Massachusetts. It had been a bad day for my mother. My uncle was on his way through town...[more]
In 1977, I was a college student taking 6 credits during summer semester at Baruch college. I was at the Computer Lab, which I believe was the 4th floor of 360 Park Avenue South. I had an assignement which was really giving me problems. I was trying to debug a...[more]
I was on my way home from HS after swim practice. It usually took about 20 minutes to get to the stop near my house.
As the bus entered my neighborhood I noticed that the houses were'nt lit and the street lights were out and the traffic signals did'nt work.
I was working at the Scott Meredith Literary Agency at 580 Fifth Avenue in New York City when the 1965 blackout hit during rush hour. Nobody knew what was going on, and my boss sent a bunch of us down to the men's room to fill wastebaskets with water in case we were...[more]
I was 14 years old, and had just finished a swimming session at the Grand Concourse YM-YWHA in the Bronx. As we were drying off in the locker room the lights got dimmer, then went out... we figured that a fuse had blown somewhere, but when we got out of the lockers the...[more]