Saturday, July 23, 2011

Blackouts, Brownouts Across Brooklyn UPDATED for Saturday, July 23

Thousands of Brooklynites are in the dark and without air conditioning Friday night/ Saturday morning as power outages spread across Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. In the Con Edison map above from 1 a.m. Saturday, the clustered triangles represent multiple power outages.

On top of the outages, Saturday at noon Con Ed issued an update of the areas in New York City where voltage is being reduced due to problems on electrical equipment.

The following neighborhoods are experiencing brownouts:

In Brooklyn and Queens: Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush and East Flatbush, Williamsburg, Bedford Stuyvesant, Bushwick. Ocean Hill, Brownsville, Flatbush, and Prospect Heights, Corona, Elmhurst, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Oakland Gardens, Hollis Hills, Hillcrest, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Kew Gardens, and Kew Gardens Hills.

In Staten Island: New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Brighton Heights, Ward Hill, Stapleton, Grymes Hill, Clifton, Silver Lake, Rosebank, Ft. Wadsworth, Grasmere, Concord, Arrochar, South Beach, Ocean Breeze, Midland Beach, Grant City, New Dorp, and Dongan Hills.

In Manhattan: Central and East Harlem.

In Westchester County: parts of Yonkers, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings-on-Hudson and Greenburgh. Also Peekskill, Buchanan, Verplank, Croton-on-Hudson, Cortlandt, and parts of Ossining, Yorktown, and Briarcliff Manor. Also Mt. Vernon, parts of Bronxville, New Rochelle, North Pelham, Pelham, and Pelham Manor.

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