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We were on the road to pick-up my sister from her job at the NY Times Bldg. It was about 5:30 pm or 6. When suddenly the traffic lights weren't working. I remember saying to my mom hey the lights on 42nd are not working....It was dark and confusing. Some people were...[more]

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I was working overtime (as usual) in my freshman class ('65) architecture studio at Pratt Institute, an old building with 25 ft. ceilings and windows to match when our normal (night) view suddenly disappeared, and the huge, yellow moon was all we could see. We (about...[more]

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I remember this blackout as if it were yesterday. I was 19 years old and going. It was Friday night and my boyfriend and I were watching the cop show Barretta. The window overlooked Laguadia Airport. All of a sudden it started to go out little by little. Then the...[more]

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I lived in Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY and we did NOT experience the blackout. RVC had its own electric generators and so was spared. I was preparing dinner at home, having come home from teaching high school. My father, having come home from Manhattan on the...[more]

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I was in the apartment at West 86th and Columbus of Jorjana Chastain, babysitting her son Colin. At first, I thought Jorjana had forgotten to pay the light bill, but I soon realized by looking out the window that darkness was everywhere. Soon afterward, Jorjana came...[more]

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