Tag Archives: Con Edison

Power Returns To Much Of Downtown NYC

After five days, electricity was restored this evening to parts of downtown Manhattan, almost a full day ahead of yesterday’s forecast by Con Edison. According to Miss Twitter, folks were literally dancing in the LIT streets of Chelsea, the Flatiron, the East Village, Chinatown, Soho, and parts of the Lower East Side.  Con Ed tweets this disclaimer: “For all in …

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Con Ed Offers Hope

Last night Con Edison vowed that electricity will return tomorrow for many residents of lower Manhattan.   But some of the people now in their fifth day without power may face another week or more of darkness. Lower Manhattan will have almost all of its power back tomorrow — but it could take another nine days for electricity to be 100 …

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Con Ed Posts Outage Update

From the storm update on Con Edison’s site: More than 650,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County lost electrical power due to Hurricane Sandy, Con Edison said early today. “This is the largest storm-related outage in our history,” said Con Edison Senior Vice President for Electric Operations John Miksad. The previous record was more than 200,000 customers affected …

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ConEd To NYC: Brace For Outages

Con Edison is robo-calling New York City customers with a warning that they may cut the power if it appears that underground equipment will be flooded.  A similar advisory has appeared on their website: The company is preparing for the possibility that it will have to shut down underground electrical equipment if the storm surge floods low-lying areas, such as …

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Relief Is On The Way, NYC

All-time heat records are tumbling once again today, but Gothamites will see relief within 48 hours when (allegedly) we’ll see a 25-degree drop in the daily high. For now, Con Ed, whose union workers are still locked out in a contract dispute, is calling on customers to cut back on “unnecessary” power usage. (Via JMG reader Mike)

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Con Ed Locks Out NYC Union

Con Edison has locked out more than 8000 New York City workers after union negotiations broke down early yesterday. The workers, members of the utility’s largest union, were locked out after their contract expired at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, and talks broke down less than two hours later. About 5,000 managers, including some former union members, will step in to keep …

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NYC’s Con Ed Union Threatens Strike

As the temperature in New York City again teases the triple-digit mark, the local Con Ed union says it may go on strike at midnight tonight. Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America vows to strike if it can’t reach a deal by midnight, when its current four-year contract expires. Both sides were far apart yesterday on pay, …

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Con Ed To Closed Stores: Suck It

Con Edison says they will pay for the repairs of buildings that suffered physical damage from last week’s steam pipe explosion, but that there will be no compensation for lost business. Many buildings suffered blown-out windows and destroyed signage. The “frozen-zone” around the explosion site has been reduced to the four blocks around E.41st and Lexington Avenue. Stores and restaurants …

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