I was at Shea stadium watching the Mets at the age of 14.
When the lights went off The organ Player Joan Jarvis continued to play for another 45...[more]
Was in my pool in Val d'Or, northwestern Quebec enjoying a hot beautiful August day. No Black out here (we are near enough of Hydro Quebec's La Grande Dams in the Baie James) and I understand that Quebec's power grid is relatively independant from the infamous...[more]
I was in my 20s and separated from my husband, living alone in Bayside, Queens, with an 8-month-old baby. I worked in midtown Manhattan and worked till between 5 and 5:30 every day. When I started down the steps to the BMT station to go to Times Square to transfer to...[more]
We had a very nice day in NYC going to Rockefeller Center to see the "Century of Flight Exhibit", as well as a Broadway in the Park feature at Bryant Park. My one complaint (this was just before the blackout) of the day thus far was that it was HOT, so hot that I...[more]
I was not in one of the areas but my father was. When I called him he seemed uncannily calm about the prospect of being out of power for some time. I guess he was prepared or just knew he's figure something out. It seemed to me that most everyone in those areas was...[more]
I was at work ( computer tech ) when all our power went out for about 20 sec then our back up generators came on. I then finished my shift and I was on my way home of course all the traffic lights were out , there was no police officers or cicvilians directing traffic...[more]