Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Con Ed call



Anyone else receiving the robo calls?

25 comments:

TRED said...

I just got the same call.
11th St btw 1st and A.

Anonymous said...

Just got it, too. We're on 5th St. and 1st Ave.

Anonymous said...

Ditto 7th btwn A and B

Anonymous said...

2 more days???? I thought they said BY friday or saturday for manhattan!! I was really really hoping for Friday; it's getting freezing at home.

stephanie said...

Yes! Got one too - 10th st. bet. 1st and A.

Anonymous said...

Damn, I thought "by Saturday" meant Friday. Here's hoping.

Anonymous said...

....That is by Friday or Saturday.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

Got the same call! Houston and Eldridge.

Anonymous said...

This storm situation was a complete failure in terms of government, police, and ConEd communication with the public. Of course, one can check television, radio, Web, Twitter, cell phone, etc...except that...ALL OF THAT REQUIRES ELECTRICITY AND WE HAVE NONE.

Why weren't simple measures taken to keep downtown residents informed of the situation? For example: police driving around could make periodic loudspeaker announcements, or flyers could have been posted.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

same call...3rd between c and d

Anonymous said...

Same call at 10th btwn 3rd and 4th.

Anonymous said...

got the same call today, thursday, st. marks between 2 and 3.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord, Anon 4:15 PM. Take a free bus to 40th Street like everyone else, charge your shit and check your email and be thankful you're not dead and your family and friends aren't dead. It's not that bad.

DrScientist said...

same... st marks, 2nd and 3rd aves.

Anonymous said...

same call for us too - 9th between B and C

Anonymous said...

Same call, 2nd Ave and 6th st

Anonymous said...

Well, on the one hand, yeah, we aren't dead, like many of the Haitians Sandy visited before moving north. On the other hand, Jesus Shit, capital city of the world, land of the Masters of the Universe and we can't has power? Or, if we have AT&T, cell phone reception?

nygrump said...

I don't think we needed police driving around with loudspeakers telling me the power is out. I kind of figured that out myself. I prepared for a disaster as the city has repeatedly told us to do. I have my emergency radio and lights and some food. I am concerned about the seniors in the area, even if they can get out there is nothing open for them to get supplies.

Anonymous said...

Lets see if Con Ed estimates our bills for the month. Can you imagine being charged for the days power was out?

VH McKenzie said...

I want to know how everybody is getting these phone calls? My so-called "landline" is doesn't work now that I get digital service by Timewarner. And my cell gets no reception downtown, (thank you to the aforementioned AT &T). So I ain't getting no robo calls.

Thanks for sharing!

Shawn Chittle said...

"How I stopped worrying and learned to love the hurricane."

I consider myself lucky and had mulitple offers in "Lightsville" to stay, shower, power devices. But I stayed home on Ave A. Reading books requires almost no light and no electricity. What a perfect time to catch up on all that reading.

As I live in an 1890s tenement, I've been living as close to that time as possible. It's been awesome. Dry food and water are plentiful as are friendly familiar neighbors on the street. Helping others in the building feels good. And gives me a purpose. The gas stove works so hot soup has been a simple luxury I've really enjoyed.

The whole experience has been like a living tenement reality show. It's probably time to quit, but it's been really fun so far.

I feel bad for those that have suffered during this storm. But this tech junkie has enjoyed a simple reprieve from the 20th and 21st century and felt uplifted by the experience.


Anonymous said...

I got it too! 2nd St and Ave C

Anonymous said...

Awesome Sean. You da man

BT said...

Shawn - nice post. As someone who spent a couple of weeks (only) with the Peace Corp in Africa, I'm amused by many of the "complaints" here. The village I was in in Africa had no running water and no electricy... ever! So the "hardships" for many in NYC right now are amusing.

True, for those that really suffered true loses this time is very difficult. But walking to Union Square and waiting in line for some water is hardly true suffering! Wondering if you are going to die from Malaria or Cholera or AIDS or typhoid or dengue fever... that's a different level of life.



Anonymous said...

I got the call too - 11th between 2nd and 3rd.