Friday, November 2, 2012

[Updated] The power is on

And the crowd goes wild ...

Updated:

Here's the scene on East 10th Street and Avenue D just after 5... via @johnblack

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great news! I am so happy for everyone!

BabyDave said...

You wouldn't kis us now?

Anonymous said...

Hot water too I hope and assume??

Anonymous said...

does the area that was turned on include alphabet city?

Kimberley said...

Is this confirmed in the whole East Village?

Anonymous said...

Nice.
How far south and east?

Anonymous said...

Is it true? Please tell us more, Grieve!

- East Villager (writing from Harlem)

Marty Wombacher said...

Great news! Power to the people!

Anonymous said...

Hooray!

Jack Friedrichsruin said...

Power cable and Internet on on 2nd btwn A and B and I suppose throughout the neighborhood.

EV Grieve said...

Yes. Reports of power on Aves C and D and cell phone service.

Anonymous said...

can you tell us if there is power on avenue c? thanks!

jmhnyc said...

please tell us more. So glad to have you back

Anonymous said...

Lights are on from Tompkins Square Park down to at least 3rd and Ave A. Fios at 3rd and A not yet but I'll take what I can get.

Anonymous said...

Not yet for stuy town.

Anonymous said...

ConEd just tweeted the boundaries of the powered-up area: Canal St on the South, Broadway on the west, East River on the east, and 14th St. on the north.

https://twitter.com/ConEdison/status/264472723810574336

Anonymous said...

Lights at 1st Avenue and 9th Street. They don't seem up to full strength...lamps seem yellow, but TV looks good and computer seems to be working okay. Con Ed had been working in the street and I heard a loud boom and then the lights were back. Hopefully they stay that way...

CHurt said...

We're good with juice and FiOS at Village View on First and 6th. Elevators are back, too, but no heat or hot water (and that is NOT a complaint). But it looks like there's still nothing shining west of the Bowery at this time. Lotta whooping from the hi-rises!

Anonymous said...

whoooo!!!!!!!!! (come on, it's totally warranted this time)

esquared™ said...

Now this one gets a deserving WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Anonymous said...

well here in stye town im not gonna get my hopes up for tonight. at least i am getting a reliable 3g signal now, so i got that going for me.

pinhead said...

Thanks for the efforts, Con Ed! Much appreciated.

blue glass said...

and a big shout-out to the guy at verizon on 2nd avenue & 13th street for his hospitality and good will in accommodating the neighborhood with phone (and other device) battery charging and a warm place with lights and a flat-screen tv.
he (with other staff help) made the verizon office a welcome place for neighborhood residents, kids, dogs, everyone.
even gave the kids verizon coloring books and crayons.
not at all like the verizon store on east 86th street that did allow charging outlets but did not have the warm welcome.
i never thought i'd praise verizon like this. they should give these folks on 13th street bonus just for community relations,

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

I'm on 9th and have electricity, hot water, and a trickle of heat. I almost cried getting into the shower!

A HUGE thank you to the people at Con Ed for working around the clock to make this possible.

And shout outs to the people at Percy's Tavern on Avenue A and 12th Street and Verizon on 2nd Avenue and 13th Street for supplying cell phone charges. If Verizon is reading this, please give Sam a huge fucking Christmas bonus.

Anonymous said...

How's 11th btw B&C looking?
( 6. Month old infant )

Anonymous said...

Happy to have electricity. Apartment is freezing however, and not warming up.

Billy said...

Avenue D! Electricity! Cell Phone! Internet! Heat! Hot Water!

What a week. Happy that you're all safe. Best wishes to those who aren't.

Pamie said...

It's great that we have lights again. But don't let's forget the people who have nothing. Grieve, could you let us know if there are any local efforts under way where we could help out?

Anonymous said...

For some residences and businesses, especially the ones on Avenues C and D, this is going to be a longer recovery process. Very happy to have our power back on on 11th Street between A & B. Thank you to Con Ed for working so hard to get much of Alphabet City's power restored, and thank you to everyone in the neighborhood for pulling together, helping each other out and keeping things calm over here in Alphabet. But please keep in mind that some businesses, like the Yankee Deli at the corner of 11th Street and Avenue C that DO NOT have their power back on yet because their basements are still flooded. The pumping of water out of basements was still going on all day today (Friday Nov. 2) on 11th Street between C & D. Today we saw NYPD Traffic tow trucks actually moving cars a little bit either slightly up or slightly down the block so that people could get in with generators and hoses to pump out the basements on that block. Today there was still a lot of water being pumped out of the basements of the Jacob Riss Housing Projects too. Hopefully everyone will continue to help out in whatever way they can with the ongoing recovery.

Anonymous said...

Any word on the sky east building at 11th and ave c?

Anonymous said...

Sky East building on 11th has power on in some apts. Lower level and 1st floor I am told don't have power. The East River has been pumped out of the building. Also told no hot water, heat, cable/internet for entire building.

Anonymous said...

No hot water, cable or Internet @ 624 E. 11th St. Swamped bottom floor. Thank goodness for renters insurance I suppose but do we have any rights? I''m cold.