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I was 15 in 1965. My brother and I were in the house. We lived on 72nd St. near 21st Ave. I don't remember the time, about 5 PM, all of a sudden, the lights slowly went very dim, almost out, then came back on like nothing happened. About 10 minutes later, the phone...[more]

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I was 8 years old and crossing the street from my grandmother's house to my parents' house in the Boro Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., when the streetlights suddenly went out. I went upstairs to my house and the place was pitch black. My mother was in the middle of...[more]

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Although I was alive during both blackouts, I was a rebellous 17 yr old during the 77 one. For my friends and I it was a chance to do whatever we wanted because, basicly, no one could see us! I remember "hanging out" at what we called the "pyramids". They were at...[more]

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I had just arrived home from high school in Queens County, New York City, when the lights in my home flickered and then slowly faded to black. A quick look out the front window showed that the whole block was dark. A battery-powered radio revealed the wider extent of...[more]

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I was inside my house, still in my Catholic School uniform, reading a book. The lights flickered, and went out. It was in the fall, so it was already dark/dusk even tho it was only around 5:00. We children were amazed, never having experienced any type of loss of...[more]

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In 65 I was a kid and the people all came together to help each other . In 77 I was an adult and worked with the police dept in washington heights . It was choas , the city of new york was unprepared for a blackout . When the power failed so did the central...[more]

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