It's coming up on the fifth anniversary of the August 14th, 2003 electrical blackout. On that evening I took my compact VHS camera out on the streets of the East Village, and kept it on while I wandered the neighborhood. Much of the tape consists of a dark blurry mess as the camera searches for something to focus on. But I did manage to extract some interesting video and audio. And though the walking footage may make those susceptible to motion-sickness nauseous, I think it does capture the spirit of the night. I combined this with recent interviews in Tompkins Square Park, where I asked people to tell me their 2003 Blackout stories.

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