TURN DOWN THE JUICE, BROOKLYN
By BILL SANDERSON, NY POST
August 9, 2007 -- Electrical cables serving a big part of Brooklyn's power grid failed yesterday, forcing Con Ed to beg people to switch off their air conditioners in the sweltering 95-degree heat.
The company asked 87,000 people in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant west of Throop Avenue, to turn off "non-essential" appliances, "especially air conditioners."
The problems led Con Ed to reduce voltage not just in those areas, but also in Prospect Heights and Park Slope.
Interesting the neighborhoods this happened in.