Blackout in Mill Basin, July 21, 2019 (Photo: Todd Maisel/Bklyner)Con Edison is facing $25 million in penalties and possible license revocation from the NYS Public Service Commission because of the massive power outages in Manhattan and Brooklyn last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced. In July of 2019, Con
Brooklyn businesses scrambled this week as they dealt with the impact of the blackout initiated by Con Edison. “Due to heat, about 14,000 customers in Brooklyn have been taken out of service for repairs. Service restored through today,” Con Edison promised yesterday. Not everyone was back to normal on
Blackout in Mill Basin, July 21, 2019 (Photo: Todd Maisel)SOUTHEAST BROOKLYN – Yesterday, when temperatures hit the high 90s and people were urged to stay indoors and in cooling areas, Con Edison decided to voluntarily strip power from 30,000 Brooklynites in order to make repairs to prevent a bigger
Mayor Bill de Blasio commenting on blackouts at press conference (Photo: Todd Maisel)MILL BASIN — Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he is “extremely disappointed” in Con Edison after power outages hit tens of thousands of households in southeast Brooklyn at the tail end of the weekend heat wave.
A customer buys ice cream from a Mister Softee truck — one of the very few options New Yorkers had to try and keep cool during the sweltering Northeast Blackout of 2003. Source: StructuresNYC / FlickrBETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: Where were you when the lights went out on August 14, 2003
Sales soared during the blackout inside Mother Bucka’s Ice Cream Parlor, West 8th Street, Coney Island. Source: Paul Hosefros/The New York TimesThe Brooklyn Historical Society reminds us [http://brooklynhistory.org/blog/2011/07/07/the-1977-blackout/] that today is the 34th anniversary of the New York City Blackout of
Photo courtesy of flybutter [http://www.flickr.com/photos/flybutter/] [Flickr]. Con Edison has issued warnings to communities in the south of Brooklyn to conserve energy and refrain from using appliances such as air conditioners. According to a customer service representative for the company, while there have been no blackouts