~ blackout in NYC ~

15 August 2003

as i was buying coffee at the my regular sandwich/coffee shop at the station, the same guy who were yelled for saying the wrong greeting, greeted us with, “huge black out! in new york!”

i was like, huh? there was a brief moment of panic, which i think it came from thinking on what happened with the friends in nyc. i called ari immediately (it was 6 in the morning in Singapore, and he was still in bed). and i ended up leaving the station without my coffee…

it turned out there is a huge power failure on northern part of US. boy, that old home of mine… so many bad things happened to them lately… :( stay cool, everyone…

linkydink: look, motioncutebook#3 has launched!

update: crazy photos from one of my favorite NYC weblog, the Gothamist.

~ comment (8) ~

The good news is it’s mostly back on (at least here in Brooklyn) and for the most part, no one got hurt. Plus some people got a day off! ;)

gina | 16 August 2003 - 12:09 | reply

hee, good to hear you back online :) was it only a day off? or more?

thalia | 16 August 2003 - 09:49 | reply

Turned out to be 12 hours for me. Longer for others, the power came back on at different times in different neighborhoods. I just heard on the radio that all of NYC is officially back on, so it turned out to be a day and a few hours.

gina | 16 August 2003 - 09:54 | reply

I was in the dark for about 12 hours too. I did get to meet my turkish neighbor, who gave me a drink I can’t pronounce but was describe as 1/2 anise and 1/2 pure alchohol. It didn’t taste good at all but it made my throat feel better. (ps. thanks for joining my friendster.)

pete | 16 August 2003 - 02:31 | reply

pete, no problem :)

thalia | 16 August 2003 - 09:42 | reply

only because of the blackout i got to ‘talk’ with my neighbors.. at least something good came out of it.

sLesTa | 17 August 2003 - 09:11 | reply

wow, reading slesta’s and pete’s comments, it looks like the blackout makes the newyorkers more sociable, eh? :P

thalia | 17 August 2003 - 09:52 | reply


Aku | 28 August 2003 - 11:46 | reply