I was a 20 year old working in NYC on 50th and 6th. It was the day before payday and I was broke. Had just enoungh (15 cents)to pay for toked on D train to go home to the Bronx. About 10/15 minutes later the trian stopped and lost all power - Auxiliary Lights went...[more]
I had just left work for the day at 52nd Street and Avenue of the Americas (it may have been 6th Avenue back then). I went down to the subway at Rockefeller Center to catch the IND D-Train north to the Bronx. When I arrived on the plartform, a train was preparing to...[more]
in 1965 i was only 9 when the lights when out. My mom was making dinner and I was doing a current events project in re to Eisnhower having another heart attack. By 1977 I was 2 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, I was married 5 months and was having the worst...[more]
During the 1965 blackout, I was ten years old and living in the New Jersey suburbs about ten miles from New York City. I spent the afternoon of the blackout playing in the woods near my home with a friend.
When I got home my mother explained to me that a...[more]
graduate student at NYU in electrical engineering studying at home in The Bronx, when the lights dimmed/flickered a couple of times. The TV was on and the station (in Manhattan) said they were having problems. I thought this was going to be big-like all of NYC. So I...[more]
I was 20 years old and working for Bache & Co., a brokerage firm, located at 36 Wall Street, NYC. As usual, I met my two cousins, Margaret (now Karaban) and Ellen (now Donnelly) Brady to start our routine trek home to Carteret, New Jersey via the 7th Avenue Subway up...[more]