Con Ed has announced a power reduction in certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens because of “equipment problems.” Your correspondent’s lights, in fact, flickered a short while ago (if you do lose electricity, call ConEd at 800-752-6633), which suggests that Brooklyn Heights may be one of the “lucky” areas. I’ve turned off unnecessary lights, shut off my stereo (which I didn’t realize was on although the CD my wife had been playing ended a while ago) and have throttled my A/C back. As for my computer? They’ll have to pry my cold, dead hands from the keyboard.
For more info, go to Con Ed’s website.