Browsing: electrical power

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…

News & Features
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More than 1,200 people are experiencing power outages as a heavy thunderstorm rolls through the neighborhood, according to Con Edison. The company’s outage map on their website notes outages in the following areas: 1,067 customers affected in Gerritsen Beach 120 customers affected in Midwood 86 affected in Marine Park and Georgetown Additionally, Con Edison is…

News & Features
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Con Edison is reducing voltage by 5 percent in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods including Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush, and East Flatbush, as the National Weather Service extends the ongoing heat advisory for all of New York City until tomorrow evening.

Police & Fire
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Firefighters responded to the scene of what appears to be a downed power line on Nostrand Avenue near Avenue Y shortly before noon today, in an incident that left the area stinking like burned rubber. “It sounded like a small explosion,” said tipster Nick Rosen, who was in the area when the incident occurred. According…

Police & Fire
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Breaking: Police are responding to a call that cables are down on the sidewalk of Avenue Z between East 22nd and East 23rd and East 24th Streets. The call came over the scanner at approximately 12:30pm today. If you’re in the area, stay away from any downed cables. If they are live they are extremely…

News & Features
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With the temperature finally down to tolerable levels after a scorching weekend, Sheepshead Bay and the surrounding neighborhoods aren’t quite in the clear yet. The infrastructural damage Con Ed sustained from record-shattering energy usage is forcing the company to continue choking power output to Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach and Midwood, among other neighborhoods…

News & Features
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Unless you’ve been living on the other side of the globe, you know that most of the United States has been under a high heat dome for the last week or so. It doesn’t look like it’s going to get better soon, so it’s time to start taking some precautions. Con Edison has already reduced…

Arts & Culture
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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.…

News & Features
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Con Edison is asking customers in Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island and Seagate to scale back on power usage while repairs are made throughout the day. The company is reducing the power supply by 5 percent to some 27,000 households in order to keep stress off the system as they go about emergency repairs. Con…