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I was stuck on the 48th floor of the Americana Hotel on the evening of July 13th. My family and I had earlier visited the United Nations building and gone to the Empire State Building (we were planning to go to Europe the next day). There was a grim omen during our...[more]

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It was my sweet 16th Birthday. My Mom bought a Carvel Ice cream cake. It was very hot and humid and the cake started to melt real quick. We ended up sharing it will all the neighbors because we had no electricity. We lived in Yonkers, NY and my uncle was across the...[more]

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I was 10 years old, and I started to watch Charlie's Angels (I think it was 9 pm). The picture on the CRT on my 19 inch black and white TV reduced to a square until the picture went out. My mom and sister recognized it as a black out. We lived in a high rise apartment...[more]

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The BlackOut in 1965, I was 3. I remember being in the kitchen, in our New York City Apartment and there were no lights. We lived on the 20th floor in Manhattanville Projects on 126th street, & Broadway. I could only remember my mom at the window.She was telling me and...[more]

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i was at a settlement house tutoring children for my education course at pace college(univ) just a few blocks away. suddenly, the light bulbs went out and we were in the dark inside, there was no panic- our supervisor had a flashlight and we walked slowly back to the...[more]

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It was the summer of 1977 and I was 10 years old. I live in Bushwick projects in Brooklyn. Back in those days, kids could kind of hang out without there parents, but not to far. All my friends who were neighbors hung out on the terrace which we all shared. It was...[more]

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