10 Years ago: 2003 Blackout

Published on: August 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2016 Written by:

Ten years ago this week, during a typical summer afternoon, NYC was plunged into darkness. It soon became obvious that the lights were not coming back on anytime soon.

I’m way too busy to repost all the photos and stories from this glorious event, so this one photo will have to do.


A very fun time was had all over the Queensboro bridge that night. From interior stairs to the peek and the trolley terminal below the Manhattan side. Good times. Preparedness and a daredevil attitude won that day.

NOTE: Argumentative comments completely devoid of facts (supply links to support your arguement) will not be published.

4 responses to “10 Years ago: 2003 Blackout”

  1. Angel 10 says:

    May I post this link to the original mission?

  2. Control says:

    I totally forgot that was still online. Some day I’ll have all that older stuff cleaned up & reposted with bigger photos.

  3. Angel 10 says:

    Yeah, better quality of the pics would be nice. But one thing:
    I like the structure of the old side. Even if it’s not technical up to date it transports originality and an undisputable entertainment factor from those who know for those who know. I don’t say this cos I’m a fan, I’m a goddamn CONNAISSEUR!

  4. Control says:


    Yeah I miss some of them old style write ups, they were certainly far more silly than the in depth shit I’ve been doing lately.

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