New York City power outage **Coming back on now**

Imzadi

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If nobody opened the cooler, wouldn't the cool air stay in?

Either way I wish they would explain it better. I was hoping that there was a news article or something that I had missed. Or maybe somebody here was at the show. The show still went on. They still had their props and head dresses. Mufasa was wearing his head piece, a black polo shirt and black slacks.

Too bad the blackout wasn't on a Friday. They could've told the audience it was "casual Friday". :laughing:
I wonder if the cooler/fridge was digital and the temp had to be reset after the power came back on? Like the way the clocks on the microwave oven have to be reset. :confused3 Only no one knew or they would have gone back to do that once the power came back on. :(
 

Imzadi

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A little FYI everyone: those flameless, battery operated candles, they are useless in a blackout. :rotfl:They don't give off ANY light. I usually have some lights on when they are on. Even the TV. So I didn't know. When it's pitch black, they don't illuminate anything else.

 
  • Hikergirl

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    There was a huge blackout in the summer of 2003, it effected the Northeast including NYC and parts of Canada.
     

    RedAngie

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    Yeah, my husband told me about that club, lol. Those apartments look far grander than the one we rented, which was a tiny kitchen, a decent living room (but with a big piano in it), and a bedroom and bathroom. It was cool living there--we felt like we were living in a piece of history, but the grandfathered fire code stuff made us nervous. There is a gorgeous spiral stairway that would act as a chimney, too.

    Thanks for showing me the book. I'm going to look for one to give to my husband (who was the real tenant--it's where he, then we lived when we first met, and he was on the lease; I was just on the list of people who could go up).


    Lol. I'll have to watch that. We watched Three Days of the Condor last night, and an ally behind it was featured. But honestly, if they hadn't identified it, we wouldn't have known.

    I'm glad you made it out of the subway and up to your apartment! Really something to think how much electricity affects an area with such dense population! Glad the power is back on. :-) (Edit--I think I have merged posts by you and NYCgrrl in my mind but don't have time to check. So if I do, sorry, and glad both of you were able to get through without puffing too much on the stairs or getting looted.)
    When we vacationed in NYC is 2014, our hotel was across from The Ansonia, we could see it from our window. The building was so amazing, I had to look it up, and spent part of an evening reading about it.

    The Ansonia has had quite a colorful history from what I've read.

    The staircase.

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    bcla

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    I wonder if the cooler/fridge was digital and the temp had to be reset after the power came back on? Like the way the clocks on the microwave oven have to be reset. :confused3 Only no one knew or they would have gone back to do that once the power came back on. :(
    Anything modern enough should all settings stored in on-board flash memory or possibly a battery backup.

    I remember experiencing power outages at casinos. Once it actually was pitch black far away from any windows and without any automatic emergency lights. I was playing blackjack and the dealer was hunched over the chip tray. But once I was just waiting around where the power went out. I saw slot machines turn off immediately. Not sure what would have happened if they were in the middle of one of those "free spin" games, but I saw several go through the power-up screens and I believe they still had the same credits they had when they shut down. It would however have been considered a "malfunction" that "voids all plays" but the nonvolatile electronics did save the credits. It might even be a requirement under gaming laws.
     

    Imzadi

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    This couple paid a half a million dollars for their wedding to be held at The Plaza Hotel. Just as the bride finished walking down the aisle and held her groom's hand, the blackout happened. :eek: :faint: The wedding wasn't canceled though. They had enough light as the 200 guests turned on their flashlight app on their phones. The photographer also turned on his few extra lights💡 The band even played in the mostly dark room. :rockband:

    And their lights for their wedding photo was via the headlights of cars. You can see in the back that the Plaza Hotel was dark.




    Edited: Apparently they are starting to complain now. (While off on their honeymoon in Italy.) They said they tried to make the best of it at the time. However, no one got any dinner at the reception. There was, of course, no air conditioning. And they didn't have working toilets. :confused3

    The Plaza finally moved them all to a nearby nightclub, which did have electricity. (Might have had a backup generator.) So they could have cake and go to the bathroom and finish out the evening. But, the couple now wants the Plaza to now reimburse them a fair bit of money.
     
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  • Imzadi

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    There was a huge blackout in the summer of 2003, it effected the Northeast including NYC and parts of Canada.
    Yes, I was in that one too. It lasted about 2-1/2 days in NYC.

    ABC World News said we have the potential for another blackout this week as the temps soar to 94° on Fri and 98° on Sat. and all the air conditioners overload the power grid. :badpc: :badpc: :badpc:
     

    tinkerhon

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    Yes, I've listened to 3 different local news channels. Not a single mention of any type of looting. I also thought last nite that 1000 looting incidences sounded like quite a lot, even if there was some. That area has a large residential area. That would mean nearly every building that was a business got hit within the 40+ block radius. Unlikely.

    During the northeast blackout 16 years ago, which lasted 2-3 nites, NYC had, I as I recall, less than two dozen looting in the whole 5 boroughs. It was more like 16 lootings total. And the lootings tended to happen at around 2am, when no one was around. They relied on no one being around to see them, and that they could freely run down the street with the stuff they got without being stopped. As I mentioned earlier, the streets last night were filled with people and cars. (It's also been reported that Uber drivers raised their prices incredibly. Partly because they could. Partly because traffic was not moving with all the traffic lights out. It was a zoo to drive in.) Some ordinary pedestrians stepped up at intersections to voluntarily be street traffic control people, so traffic could safely move. 👮‍♀️

    The power outage last night was a total of 40+ blocks. It also happened at 6:48pm. Sunset here was at 8:24. It was still quite light out till about 9pm. Some restaurants still stayed open. CBS news here reported how a Empanada Mama got the bright idea to set up their food on tables in front of their restaurant, and sell them street festival style. There is actual video at the 0:45 sec mark, of how light it still was out while they were selling.

    You can also see at the 1:55 mark in the the video where a NYC Council speaker tweeted out to businesses that if anyone's business was affected with equipment damage, loss of inventory, (but no mention of losing it through looting,) to contact Small Business Services. It also mentions how many tourists who didn't want to hike up the stairs to their hotel rooms hung out in the lobbies & on the streets (safely.)

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/07/14/manhattan-blackout-con-edison-nyc-olympic-flame-diner-empanada-mama/

    I heard one Broadway show cast came outside, to do some show tunes for it's audience as everyone waited outside. They couldn't perform inside for them so they came out to perform. :thumbsup2

    Warning: the F-bomb is dropped during the song:


    Do you see how many people filled 45th St? Unlikely that looters would make it running through all those people with an arm full of stolen stuff.

    Also the performers at Carnegie Hall came outside to perform in the street. Again you can see how light it is in the video below. And how NYers and tourist pull TOGETHER, not apart in a crisis. :grouphug:

    https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/07/14/manhattan-blackout-carnegie-hall-millennial-choir-and-orchestras/

    As I was walking up the avenue, around 8:15ish, there were already NYPD blanketing the intersections. This is a city ALWAYS on high terrorism alert. We have street closures or block closures all the time. Sometimes due to a gas leak or something like that. Businesses have to close at the drop of a hat often. The NYPD are trained to take over the city & crowds & keep the peace. We have the biggest crowd events on New Years Eve, "the crossroads of the world," right in the exact same neighborhood. Also the Macy's Thanksgiving parade goes all along that corridor, and there are marches for controversial stuff like Black Lives Matter and 2 weeks ago, the World Pride LGBTQ parade & festival around the whole city. They know how to lock down and area and keep us safe.

    A little 40+ block blackout over 4 hours, 2-1/2 hours of them still in light, does not turn our city into a bunch of savages. :sad2: The area of the power outage is one of the safer and under higher police presence areas of the city, as it's is such a high tourist destination.

    I'm not saying that poster didn't see those reports. The NYC mayor is running for president & was out of the state, campaigning during the power outage. There may be some who started untrue rumors, (which that poster saw,) alluding that if the mayor couldn't even keep his city safe during a simple blackout. . . :rolleyes1
    i think Eric Shawn might have been referring to the 1977 blackout - he did mention 1000 stores being looted and fires being set.- Which did not happen Saturday
     



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