Con Ed Brooklyn and Queens Power Cuts Restored in Some Areas

By Meredith Hoffman | June 21, 2012 1:04pm 

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and Park Slope saw their power restored to full capacity early Thursday, a day after Con Edison reduced voltage in many neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens.

Con Edison crews are working to end the other neighborhoods' cuts, which a utility spokeswoman attributed to problems caused by increased usage of power, partly from the record heat.

"We have seen problems in the system," she said. "But there are no significant outages."

Neighborhoods in Brooklyn that still have the 5 percent voltage cuts include East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, City Line, Starrett City, Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Midwood, Flatbush, and East Flatbush.

In Queens the cuts include Douglaston Manor, Douglaston, Little Neck, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Auburndale, College Point, Beechurst, Whitestone, Linden Hill, Murray Hill, Queensborough Hill
Broad Channel, South Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, and Richmond Hill.

And further Queens cuts extend to Woodhaven, Kew Gardens, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose, Queens Village, Bellaire, Holliswood, Hollis, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, Jamaica, South Jamaica, Jamaica Hills, Glendale, Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens, and Middle Village.

"We have crews out there trying to restore service," the spokeswoman said. She did not say why the bracket of neighborhoods in and around Williamsburg had seen the first power restoration.