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Re: Brooklyn Blackout 40 years ago


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Posted by ARI on Thursday, July 13th 2017:

In Reply to: Brooklyn Blackout 40 years ago posted by steve on Thursday, July 13th 2017:

It was very hot that night, on July 13, 1977; once the civil disorders started, things got out of control. I read reports that NY's Finest in some cases refused to report for work, or come in from their Long Island homes. Some stated "We can't do anything anyway, so what's the point". It wasn't just Brooklyn, but the Bronx and Manhattan was also involved. I read that there was no animosity on the part of the looters, as they were having the time of their lives, pertaining to the "bargains", they found themselves in possession of. Incidentally, regarding the blackout twelve years earlier, in 1965, our house actually had electric, as some homes were not impacted. However, in 1977, all of NYC was blacked out. Incidentally, where I live, I have a standby natural gas generator. Hence, the next time there is a prolonged blackout in my area (as there was a few years ago), I will not be dependent on the electric company turning the lights back on.

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