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I was talking on the phone to a friend of mine who lived on E. 37th Street. (I lived on E. 10th.) Suddenly he went, "Oh, my God," and then the phone went dead and my lights went out. I learned later that the phone hadn't gone dead, that he had simply hung up. But that...[more]

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I remember both of the blackouts, having grown up in Brooklyn but 1977 has more meaning to me. I arrived home exhausted because I was pregnant and laid down for a nap. I don't know whether is was the darkness and silence induced by the black-out but I did not fully...[more]

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it was horrible.....i was home in my apartment on 55st and all of a sudden...the lights go out and i can't see a thing...my daughter was about 2months old and i couldn't find the room that she was in because it was pitch black...I went histerical...so naturally so did...[more]

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I was born the night of november 9, 1965 via candlelight due to the blackout. I was the only baby born in Flushing Hospital on that night, which did appear in the Daily Newspaper. Ironically, my sister was born on July 13, 1664, 13 years prior to the 2nd...[more]

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1965: I was 12 and at a friend's house with a group of classmates (St. Mel's in Flushing)working on a school project. The light went out and did not come back on. His mother eventually packed us up and sent us home. As a group of us who lived in the same area were...[more]

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In 1965 I was 7 years old, and remember watching TV, and the

screen started to flicker, and the lights began to dim. I

went to the window, and saw all the lights going out. There

was an accident on the corner, and alot of people of the streets. In 1977,...[more]

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