Browsing: blackouts

News warbasse
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Residents of the Amalgamated Warbasse Houses panicked last night when a power outage plunged all five buildings of the housing development into blackness for nearly two hours. Lights started dimming and flickering at approximately 9:16pm and by 9:30pm the complex, television screens, and computers all went eerily dark, according to residents. For some, the experience recalled…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Where were you when the lights went out on August 14, 2003? A recent partial power outage in my apartment jogged my memory to that night. When the power went out and the air-conditioner stopped shortly after 7:00 p.m., I was annoyed, thinking it was gonna be a repeat of that long, hot…

Arts & Music
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The Brooklyn Historical Society reminds us that today is the 34th anniversary of the New York City Blackout of 1977. Google “1977 blackout” and “Sheepshead Bay” and you’ll find little more than a passing reference in a NYT article commemorating the 30th anniversary of the event, which plunged all of New York City into darkness.…

Police & Fire
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A reader sent in the above photo, and we received a couple of tips regarding a transformer fire at East 19th Street and Avenue W. It appears the fire has caused a power outage for the nearby apartment building, 1900 Avenue W. The same corner had a transformer fire just two days ago, according to…

Arts & Music
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One of my favorite memories is from August 14, 2003. Sometime in the afternoon on that muggy day, 55 million people across the Northeast United States and Canada lost power. Lights went out. Air conditioners shut off. Computers faded to black, and the oft-overlooked hum of electric currents died out. There was a lot of…