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I wasn't living in Brooklyn during the 1977 blackout. I arrived in the city the following morning on a red-eye flight. I landed at JFK and as usual planned to take a cab to my grandparent's house in East New York. One by one the drivers refused and I assumed the usual...[more]

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1977: It was our second anniversary. July 13, 1977. My wife Dorothy Durkin-Hawthorne and I were celebrating it a Raoul's on Spring Street. It was our 2nd anniversary. Quite night. Terri Garr was at the table next to us. My wife was a HUGE fan of the film. We both were....[more]

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I was five years old and watching a Godzilla movie on tv. My mother was fixing dinner and our old black & white console started acting weird. I called my mother & she moved the rabbit ears around until the picture cleared up briefly. When problems happened again, I...[more]

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I had just graduated from high school and was reading a catalog about Boston University since that's where i was getting ready to attend college. It was hot so I was lying on my bed in my baby doll pajamas, listening to the radio. It was playing the song Do You Wanna...[more]

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I was 9 months pregnant and not feelng well so I left work late afternoon on Tuesday, 11/9/1965. I left my office and walked to 42nd st. and noticed the lights in the Horn & Hardt cafeteria were out.Boarded crosstown bus to Port Authority bus terminal and more lights...[more]

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he Great Northeast Blackout of Nov 9, 1965. Around twilight on that day a power line relay failed near Niagara Falls. A cascade of overloads shut down the entire Northeast power grid, and the lights went out from Trenton to Toronto. The streets were dark, the houses...[more]

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