I lived in New York during
both blackouts -- 1965 I was 8 years old and have vivid memories of apartment living, the lights going out and being frightened that my father would not get home from his job in Manhattan. Well, he did and very late I might add, and not...[more]
I was a medical student about to deliver a baby at St. Vincent's Hosp., when the lights went out, the emergency lights went on and the chief resident pushed me aside and delivered the baby. I remember looking out a window and seeing the city almost entirely dark with a...[more]
well i have no real long story experience....
i was born in the blackout of 1977....in saint vincent's hospital....in the village....
i heard it was a big sight to...[more]
I was a corporate chauffeur for Marine Midland Bank, located at 140 Broadway, N.Y.C. The bank had some important paper work that had to be TYPED. NO power – NO electric typewriters. After a frantic telephone search, a manual typewriter was located out in a Long...[more]
At the time of the 1965 blackout I was a Freshman at New Hyde Park Memorial High School on Long Island. My class was in the gym when it happened. This was during the period of nuclear war fears and air raid drills, so when my classmate, Richard Fixler, said that tghe...[more]
For the first blackout, I was in boarding school in Lenox, Mass. I was walking outside, and it seemed as if the town suddenly disappeared. I was afraid there had been some nuclear disaster. We had transistor radios, though, and I soon learned it was a huge power...[more]