Ten Years Ago- Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

Deprived of ‘Extreme Makeover,’ New Yorkers drank up all the cold beer in the bars, then started on the warm; lit bonfires in the park and danced.  And then they lay down under the stars and hoped for a breeze.

Newsweek  August 25, 2003



8/14/03- Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

Deprived of ‘Extreme Makeover,’ New Yorkers drank up all the cold beer in the bars, then started on the warm; lit bonfires in the park and danced.  And then they lay down under the stars and hoped for a breeze.

Newsweek August 25, 2003



35 Years Ago, New York City Blacks Out

On a muggy dog-day evening last week, a vagrant summer storm knocked out high-voltage power lines in the near New York exurbs—and within the hour returned 9 million people to the dark, heat and disquiet of a pre-electric age … And it underscored once again the fragility of urban American in the last quarter of the twentieth century—a state of dependence so total that a burst of lightning could shut down the nation’s largest city as surely and nearly as completely as a neutron bomb.

Newsweek, July, 25, 1977