Apparently the mid-90s heat was too much for the electric grid to take — Curbed.com is reporting there’s a blackout on the Upper East Side right now.
From a tipster: “My wife on 84th and Lex says power is out in the whole neighborhood. ABC7 just broke news that from the South Bronx to East 13th on the East Side is experiencing sporadic outages. My doorman says that a grid blew on the UES.”
Power Outage Cuts Trains, Traffic Lights in New York City [ABC News]
Officials: 375,000 Residents Without Power In NYC [NBC News]
Curbed is running rolling updates. [Curbed.com]
Power back on after outages; Subway service affected [ABC News]
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The Upper East Side’s zip code is getting an overhaul — 10021 will be divided into three zips, 10065, 10021, and 10075 — effective July 1. A postcard sent out by the post office attributes the zip code change to the increase in residents in the area:
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney has a list of FAQs on her website regarding the change. According to the site, the new zips will cover the following areas:
(the borders on the west and east are 5th ave and East River)
10065: East 61st Street through East 68th Street
10021: East 69th Street through East 76th Street
10075: East 77th Street through East 80th Street
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Dog owners are coming to blows over a new canine park on the UES, which the city is moving from East 60th to 63rd according to NY magazine. The problem? The new park isn’t separated by dog size.
From NY mag:
“On the Upper East Side, purse-dog capital of America, that’s a problem. Lori Light, owner of a nine-pound Maltese named Rupert, has taken a dog census of 103 buildings near the park. The result (small dogs: 1,148; big dogs: 328) shows, she says, that “78 percent of the dog population is getting less than 19 percent of the space.”
The impressive part of all this is that someone has time to poll 103 buildings. Between work, watching Mary Ann’s windows and hiding my checkbook, I barely find time to eat breakfast.
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The 60s are having a tough news week. Remember this? Yeah, well, besides having little rich girls who will take your checks and deposit them in their accounts on 64th, 63rd may have grates that are electrocuting people.
From ABC News:
“A pedestrian reported receiving a shock while walking in an Upper East Side intersection this morning.
The pedestrian said he felt a tingle in his legs after stepping on a grate at the intersection of East 63rd Street and Second Avenue at around 12:30 a.m. “
The report goes on to say that Con Edison workers took readings and no stray voltage was found there and a spokesman said the electric company doesn’t believe the pedestrian received a shock.
To be honest, I would normally agree, because if you’re walking around the Upper East Side at 12:30 AM it usually means you just finished having 6 beers at Brother Jimmy’s and you’re now stumbling home, drunkenly discussing your fantasy baseball team with a guy you just met, who you consider to be “so awesome” ’cause he just won a ‘beer pong’ tournament at Moe’s Cantina.
Point being, you’re probably not in the best condition to recognize any wrongdoing on the streets of New York, even if it’s as obvious as being shocked by a huge metal grate in the road.
But, I kind of believe the guy, because Con Edison doesn’t have a ton of cred in this department. Besides having roughly 1,214 instances of these exact experiences last year — yes, 1,214 — it’s not unheard of for people to get killed by stepping on these fucking metal grate things, which is why i avoid them like the plaque.
DON’T. STEP. ON. THESE. GRATES.
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