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I REMEMBER IT WAS BEFORE NINE PM. AND VERY HOT. I WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD. WHEN THE LIGHT WENT OUT THERE WERE SCREAMS AND CRY OF HORROR IN THE STREETS. THIS LASTED ABOUT FIVE TO
SEVEN MINUTES. THEN CAME THE PEOPLE RUNNING AND THE ALARMS
GOING OFF IN LOCAL STORES. I SAW...[more]

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In 1965 I was at Bishop Ford High School in that small part of Brooklyn not effected by the blackout. We were rehearsing a play and it was some hours later that we were informed that the rest of the city was in the engulfed by a blackout. I made my way home and spent...[more]

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IT WAS AUGUST 14, 2003 AT EXACTLY 4:11 PM, I WAS IN THE BATHROOM AT WORK WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LIGHTS STARTED TO GO OUT. WE WAITED A FEW MINUTES THEN DECIDED TO CALL LIPA BUT THERE WAS NO PHONE SERVICE AT ALL AND THE CELL PHONES WERE NOT RESPONDING, WE WERE CALM...[more]

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I was a junior at Syracuse University living in Sadler Dormitory. Several of us went to an early dinner and were eating in the cafeteria pulling our usual pranks on one another when the place went black. We all hooted and thought it was a great time to make jokes and...[more]

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I was a student at SUNY at New Paltz when the lights went out. I was in the dining hall with my girlfriend, Louise Schrader from Jackson Heights and others including Bill Mahoney from Brooklyn. Like most people at first, we assumed it was local. The first inkling that...[more]

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I was in high school, living out in southeast Queens near Kennedy Airport and the Nassah County line but attending Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, which meant a 75- to 90-minute trip each way on the bus and subway.

I had stayed a little while in Manhattan after...[more]

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