From CBS 2:
Four years ago, 174,000 people across Queens lost power for a week when Con Edison equipment failed.
"I couldn't keep full hours because of the electric," said Sim. "I was keeping half time hours."
Assemblyman Michael Gianaris says another blackout could easily rock New York.
"The investment in infrastructure was terribly inadequate," he said. "They were spending millions on executives, increasing dividends to shareholders, but one of the places they were not spending money was improving the wires underground."
Con Edison's response? Wrong, they said.
"With any heat wave you can have power outages," said a Con Ed spokesperson.