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I was a new nurse. I worked at Caledonian Hospital in Brooklyn,N.Y. I lived in the Nurses Residence on the property. I worked the 7 to 3 shift and was off duty. Then the lights went out and we were all notified to get back to the hospital. For some reason,the auxillary...[more]

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1965 - It was a Tuesday. My family always went out for Chinese food. We were at the Chun Cha Fu restaurant between 90th and 91st and Broadway. I was 8 years old. The lights went out suddenly. I remember my father accidentally sticking his elbow into the mustard! ...[more]

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I was a newlywed, living in Rochdale Village in Jamaica Queens. This was a large co-op development, and they had their own generator. When the lights went out all over the city, we still had electricity. I wasn't even aware, at first, that there was a black-out. My...[more]

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It was shortly after my 9th birthday. I was in the 4th grade of PS 77 in the Bronx. My favorite after school activity at the time was riding my bike around the neighborhood. That evening in '65 I remember well as so many of us often recounted memories for the question...[more]

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9 years old seeing the lights dimming and realizing it was strange ..corner of pennsylvania ave and pitkin ave in brooklyn ...everyone obeyed the law ..love that year ..color tv with a neighbor so i saw Superman in color, dressed like Superman for Hallooween.. next...[more]

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I was born that day at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in BedSty, Brooklyn. I was born around 845 a.m. - a good 9 hours before the actual blackout. My mom remembers chaos at the hospital and in the morning they brought her what they thought was her baby. She said something...[more]

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