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During the 1st blackout, I was 12 years old and taking a piano lesson. AS I recall, It wasn't yet dark and I was able to walk home without dificulty. My parents were setting up candles and flashlights and the portable radio was set to WCBS 880 for constant updates. ...[more]

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I was 10 years old, living in New Rochelle, New York, in Westchester County, which is 20 miles north of Manhattan. I distinctly remember listening on a pocket radio to the New York Mets playing the Chicago Cubs in a night gamr at Shea Stadium. I can remember taking the...[more]

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I lived through both blackouts.

At the time of the 1965 occurrence I was 16 years old and living with my family in Buffalo, NY. I have no recollection of how that blackout affected us.

The 1977 event, when I was 28, I recall very well. I was living on 91st...[more]

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I was walking across 14th when I noticed it. A Huge cloud of thick black smoke rising from the east end. I pointed it out to the street vendor I was getting coffee from, he said "What? Are they hitting the U.N now?" and turned on the radio. At that point, no one seemed...[more]

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I was 8 years old at the time and it was a really hot sweltering night and we were all sitting out on the stoop (East New York, Brooklyn). My mother asked me to go upstairs and take a shower and after I was done I was to call up another sibling until we were all...[more]

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As David Barry would say, I am not making this up.
My father worked nights and my mother worked days. We tried to have dinner together usually around 5:30 - 6PM. I'm doing my chemistry homework in my room in the late afternoon and my Dad is starting dinner. The...[more]

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