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I was just 5 in 1965, but I recall the anxiety we children felt as our father had not returned from work. He worked in the Wall Street area, and we lived in the Heights-Inwood section of Manhattan. We later learned that he walked almost upper Manhatten until he could...[more]

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I had come from South Carolina to spend some time with my sister and her family who lived on Bergen Street in Brooklyn, NY. On this particular day my sister was away at work as was her husband who was in the Navy and stationed at a base in New York. (I don't know the...[more]

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I was 10 years old at the time of this blackout, and living with my family in a working class neighborhood in South Norwalk, Connecticut.
I was watching "Mothra" on the 4:30(?) movie, and suddenly, the TV channel went out, then the lights went out. Someone got out a...[more]

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Was traveling on the LIE from Westbury, NY to visit my mother in Booth Memorial Hospial in Queens. Did not realize there was a blackout until we got off the expressway. It was a strange feeling to see people wondering in the dark, no lights no traffic lights. Finally...[more]

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The Blackout was fun for a while, but then it kind of got scary. It was hot and I didn't know what was happening in the outside...[more]

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THE NIGHT OF THE BLACKOUT I WAS OUTSIDE AT MY GIRLS APT, IN CROWN HT. BROOKLYN RIGHT UP THE BLOCK FROM JACKIE ROBERSON (EBBETS FIELDS). MY MAN SAID TO ME THAT ALL THE LIGHTS HAD WENT OUT IN EBBETS FIELDS, WHEN I LOOKED I SAID OH SHIT! THEN I LOOKED ON THE BLOCK AND ALL...[more]

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