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Con Edison Media Relations
For Immediate Release: July 6, 2010
10:00 p.m.


NEW YORK — Because of problems on electrical cables supplying power to neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens, Con Edison has reduced voltage to the areas.

Con Edison reduced voltage to the Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods by 5 to 8 percent.

The Brooklyn neighborhoods are: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Gowanus, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Kensington and Dyker Heights.

The affected area in Brooklyn is bounded by The Narrows and Gowanus on the west, Third /Fourth streets on the north, Marlborough Road, the Long Island Railroad and 19-20th Avenue on the east and the Belt Parkway on the south. It includes approximately 204,500 metered customers.

The Queens neighborhoods are Flushing, Whitestone, College Point, Kew Gardens Hills, Fresh Meadows, Hollis, Bayside, Little Neck and Douglaston. They also include Ridgewood, Glendale, Forest Hills, Rego Park, Maspeth and Middle Village.

One affected area in Queens is bounded by the East River and Cross Island Parkway on the north, the Grand Central Parkway on the west, the Grand Central Parkway and the Long Island Expressway on the south and the Nassau County line on the east. It includes approximately 119,400 metered customers.

The second affected area is bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway on the north, the Brooklyn line on the west, the Jackie Robinson Parkway on the south and Queens Boulevard on the east. It includes approximately 106,000 metered customers.

Company crews are working now to repair the problems. Con Edison has asked customers in the affected areas to turn off electrical appliances to help reduce electricity usage until equipment problems can be resolved.

The equipment problems in these neighborhoods have no effect on the rest of the Con Edison system. Con Edison will provide updates to affected customers both directly and through the media as the situation warrants. The company is in constant communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management.

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