Maybe not what you expected, but 10 years ago today, a number of us slept on the floor on the 16th floor of 450 W. 33rd as it was the biggest blackout in NYC history. Some memories:
- After about an hour or so, the toilets stopped working, as they worked on electric pumps
- Ted Dill and some others went out and got us chinese food. No elevators worked, so they had to work down & up 16 flights. You don’t forget those little things
- We needed to use our Blackberries as flashlights in the stairwells, no lights
- I slept on a yoga mat in the board room. It was quiet and cooler – as it was away from the exterior.
- It was hot and muggy, not ideal weather to have no A/C
- A handful of us walked to midtown the next morning and took a bus to Westchester, where Nadia’s (engineer) husband drove us home
- My house had electric within a few hours, so my family had food, A/C, light and power. In 450, we had phones.
It wasn’t even that horrible at the time.. but it all contributes to a wealth of lifetime memories for the time with DCLK.
Aug 6, 2013 boring posts
I was emailing someone and decided to see if I could find the DCLK stock and when it went off a cliff. 2000. It went from $268 to $11 in less than a year. But it was hard to find more robust data, but this tells some of the story. If anyone knows how to get a more robust dataset, let me know, I’d like to grab a chart or two.