Power issues affecting Hoboken

8/10/2009:

The pain of staying cool

Overheard on the Hoboken411 Live Police and Fire Action Channel – a transformer blew at 1000 Jefferson Street (Yay for more development!)

You may experience some outages, and or “electronics going haywire” tonight with the excessive AC usage… So far I’ve heard isolated outages near 3rd and Bloomfield and 10th and Jefferson.

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NotBornButRaised
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NotBornButRaised

In the early 90’s, I remember a summer day when I think the whole town or at least most of the blocks around 8th and Park were without power from mid-afternoon until 10 or 11 at night. By the time it started to get dark, it seemed like every single person on that block was out on their stoop or on the sidewalk.

Me and my friends were very young and we intended to take full advantage of the blackout. There is or was an apple tree on 7th and Park that grew tiny little baby apples, perfect for throwing at people. Just before it got completely dark, we walked over to the tree and loaded up with ammunition. Then, shielded by the dark, we started to throw the apples at everybody, but mostly the older kids on the block. It was such a fun night. Around 9 or 10, the cops drove through and announced that the lights would be back on shortly and we all booed them.

rag246
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rag246

The blackout of 2003 was actually a lot of fun in Hoboken.

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

Yeah Rag, I’d say it was a real mardi gras. Local stores lost thousands of dollars in goods that lost refrigeration, and everything in the freezer at home had to be tossed. Hope ya enjoyed yourself.

In response to rag246 who said:
The blackout of 2003 was actually a lot of fun in Hoboken.

rag246
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rag246

I did, sitting on the stoop with neighbors I’d never really met, drinking our beer before it got warm…it was kind of a throwback to an earlier time. Then we and our new friends went over to Willow Billiards to shoot some pool because we heard the lights were on there.

Sorry about your steakums and whatnot. (eyeroll)

In response to whineanddineinhob who said:
Yeah Rag, I’d say it was a real mardi gras. Local stores lost thousands of dollars in goods that lost refrigeration, and everything in the freezer at home had to be tossed. Hope ya enjoyed yourself.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I was in Helmer’s last night. This guy came in. He said he had no power. I’m on 13th & Garden. I had no idea what I was gonna go home to. I saw you and Oscar out on a walk. I walked home Garden 11th-13th. Some of the streets were partially dark. Some people that did lose power were outside on their porches. Someone was playing a guitar. It was a nice scene in a way. I got to my block and all was well. I hope no one was without power for very long.

bmacqueens
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I’m still running my A/C, a fan and my pooter (obviously). I still have a few gallons of emergency hurricane water left over from last fall. Want some?

cmeatto
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cmeatto

11th and bloomfield and 11th and garden also down

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