Consolidated Edison Inc.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Governor Cuomo Asks Con Ed to Freeze Executive Bonuses

    Last week, the New York Times published a searing piece revealing that Con Edison, which is currently undergoing an investigation for its handling of superstorm Sandy, was paying its top executives more than $600,000 in extra bonuses for 2012. "In our judgment, the company performed in exemplary f ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012

    Bright Lights, Big City

    Who wants some bathtub gin?

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Hey, Con Ed, You Trying To Rip Me Off?

    I just got my Con Ed bill and for some reason it was 50 percent more than usual!!! It was more than any Con Ed bill I remember getting in a long time, actually! And it covered the period when there was a blackout and I had no power for over four days!

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Con Ed Hits "Son Of Sal" Murder Victim's Family With $734 Bill

    Had Mohammed Gebeli not been viciously murdered -- allegedly by New York's latest serial killer, Sal Perrone -- he probably would have continued to pay the electric bill at the Brooklyn store he owns, which just so happens to be the scene of his grisly murder. But Gebeli was murdered -- and now Con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Con Ed: 2012's Winner of Most "Outstanding Reliability" Award (Unless You Need Electricity)

    Need a laugh this morning? Well, you're in luck. Con Ed, the same company that following Hurricane Sandy has yet to restore power to thousands of New Yorkers (a month later) -- and whose executives have been subpoenaed by a government commission tasked with figuring out why New York's utilities comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    ConEd: System "Reliable." Will Continue To Seek Rate Hike

    Remember last week when Governor Andrew Cuomo ripped utility CEOs -- including the top-dog at ConEd -- a new one for their lack of preparedness for Hurricane Sandy? And how this week thousands of people in New York City are currently without power -- because of ConEd's alleged lack of preparedness?W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    ConEd Explosion Could Leave Downtown Manhattan in Darkness for a Few Days

    At around 9 p.m. last night, this happened. The video shows a flash of electrical fire at the ConEdison plant on 14th Street and Avenue D. Soon after, most of the East Village and the Lower East Side was shrouded in darkness. Not sure if we've seen anything like this before.According to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    At Con-Ed Lockout Protest, Unions Embrace Class War

    The Con Edison lockout of 8,500 workers is now well into its third week, and there doesn't appear to be any end is in sight. Negotiations between the utility giant and members of the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 resume today, but sources inside the negotiations say so recent talks ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2012

    As New York Heats Up, ConEd Bosses and Workers Return to the Table

    Maybe they can be friends after all.Last week, as the heat wave began to swallow New York whole, we reported on the failed negotiations that left 8,500 ConEd workers unemployed. It was a labor-corporate disconnection, as the pension plan proposed by the top dogs at the electrical titan was met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2012

    ConEd Negotiations End in the Dismissal of 8,500 Workers

    Well, this completely backfired.Over the past ten days, the Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers of America and ConEd officials have  been arguing over the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement that ended at midnight Saturday. As the deadline slowly passed last night, the electrical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    The Sun is 'Waking Up' in a Crappy Mood

    Two scoops of pain!​Good news! Our sun is about to enter "solar maximum," the time in its life-cycle when it's at its most active. Wait a second, that's bad news. National Geographic reports that within the next couple of years, massive sun storms will possibly knock out GPS systems, blow up p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Fire at Avenue D Con Edison Plant

    via Robert Sietsema​Firefighters are currently responding to a fire at the Con Edison plant on 15th Street along the East River. One of the plant's transformers caught fire and 12 units have been on the scene for about half an hour. The fire is still ongoing, but no one is believed to be injur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 27, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 35 A Gink's Last Gasp: Stop, You're Killing Me By Paul A. Du Brul I am a member of a minority group. I have lung disease. Every morning and night, I sit before a small gray and blue machine with a white pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Who's Worse, Con Ed or the MTA?

    ​Yesterday, a tipster sent us a photo from the Q/B elevator platform at Brooklyn's Atlantic/Pacific subway station, where, due to an electrical outage, it "sucks to be wheelchair-bound." He says, "I think the MTA is taking advantage, however, to pass the blame to Con Ed. Shit is always broken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Rainstorm Kills 6, Leaves Thousands Without Power (Maybe Till the End of the Week)

    ​The weekend storm was unpleasant for most of us, but somewhat worse for tens of thousand of New Yorkers who lost their electric service. As of this morning, the Advance reports, 14,560 households in the borough are still blacked out. NY1 tallies 8,400 homes out of service in the Bronx, 5,90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Utility Outfield: Con Ed To Raze Part of Brooklyn Ballpark Wall After All?

    Photo courtesy of Brian Merlis,​The saga of the last surviving Brooklyn ballpark wall just keeps getting murkier and murkier. The latest news: Con Ed, which since the 1920s has owned the Gowanus property that once was a series of ballparks named Washington Park, tells the Voice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Brooklyn wall loses Dodger pedigree, gains Wrigley connection

    Photo courtesy of David Dyte​After all the hoohah over the last surviving remnant of the Brooklyn Dodgers' home before Ebbets Field, it turns out that the wall in question isn't actually so much a Dodgers wall after all. "I can say with absolute certainty that this wall was not part of Washing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2009

    State report: Con Ed partly responsible for death in Queens explosion

    ​A state report says that Con Ed's flawed procedure for responding to gas leaks was responsible for the explosion which killed 40 year old Ghanwatti Boodram in Floral Park. Among other mistakes, the report cites a dispatcher who didn't prioritize the potential emergency over routine calls, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Forecast: Hot

    Congratulations! Area Con Ed users yesterday drew 11,937 megawatt hours of electricity, setting the record for the year. Remember the service number: 1-800-75-CONED. You may need it. It will be hot again today. Cooling centers remain open. The heat advisory remains in effect. Prepare yourself also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Con Ed nearly ruins 'The Brig'

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 4, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 37 Living Theatre Alive & Alight The Living Theatre is alive and alight this week. There was some question about the latter and consequently the former last week, when Con Edison darkened the theatre for non-paym ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Wallaroo Loose Upstate as Animals Reclaim New York

    Yesterday we had a runaway cow in Queens. Now it is reported there's a three-foot-tall wallaroo, a marsupial related to the kangaroo, hopping around in Canastota, New York near the thruway. His name is Bandit, and police say that it escaped from a "traveling petting zoo" three weeks ago. They cautio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Upper White Trash: Workfare Without Work

    (Editor's note: This dispatch is from a middle-aged, college-educated Manhattan resident who has given the hell up and gone on welfare. Previously at Runnin' Scared, he described the process of signing up for the dole, and the gourmet cuisine he bought with his food stamps.) When we last left our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    After Queens Explosion, Mayor Comforts Con Edison

    Mayor Bloomberg has a priorities list on which you and us rank, oh, somewhere around #67. Much higher up, between "Useless Kennedys" and "The Boys Back at the Racquet and Tennis Club," is Con Edison. After the last blackout, you may recall, Bloomberg defended the power company's appalling slowness t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Today's Urban Wildlife Issues

    The Times tells us today about feral parrots. Wait -- feral? You mean like the old ladies who owned them said Polly want a cracker? and the parrots said NO Polly don't want a goddamn cracker, bit their faces and flew out the window? No, on closer inspection they mean the Quaker parrots we mentioned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    More Flight 1549 Porn

    Here's the highlight reel of a Con Ed surveillance tape of US Airways Flight 1459 going down on the Hudson River. You can see the first moments of the plane in the water, people filing onto the wings (which from this distance looks rather calm and orderly) and rescuers from the New York Waterways fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    Chapter 6: The Conclusion Twice a week or so, a notice would be slipped under the door from the apartment building's managing agent, bragging that some progress in the no-gas situation was about to occur. It would say something like, "Be in your apartment from noon till 4 pm today, when an inspector ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    Chapter 5: Timing is Everything I had assumed that the gas shut-off would continue for a few days. Boy, was I ever wrong! Days gradually turned into weeks, and then I found myself at the one-month anniversary of the gas leak. I began to be paranoid. A friend who was a corporate chef called to remin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    11 Con Ed Supes Were "On It" (The Take), Arrested

    11 Con Ed supervisors were arrested yesterday for taking kickbacks from a contractor. In exchange for these bribes from an unnamed construction company, Federal prosecutors say, the supervisors approved invoices for work that was never performed or done without any reason except to enrich the conspi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    Chapter 2: Reality Sets In [Note--You can read the first chapter of this continuing saga here. A new episode appears every Friday at 9 a.m.] I stared at my faithful stove in disbelief. No flame had appeared when I'd turned on the burner, and a Con Ed notice on the door downstairs had informed m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Adventures in a Crippled Kitchen

    Chapter 1: How It Happened It began innocuously enough. I came home one evening to find a pale green notice crudely taped to the front door of my tenement. It was from Con Ed, and read: "All Gas Service Shut Off Due To Leak On Building Piping."

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008
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    October 7, 2008

    Protest, Bloggers Keep Heat on Willets Point Plan

    NY Metro reports a City Hall protest of the Willets Point redevelopment plan yesterday at which attendees "banged pots and pans." Brad Lander of the Pratt Center for Community Development told Metro the plan "seems to be killing 1,500 non-Wall Street jobs for an outdated vanity project that’s not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Sorry We Killed Your Business. Here's $200.

    Con Ed has finally apologized to Queens residents who were affected by their hellacious ten-day blackout in the summer of 2006, reports the New York Times. To help make it up to them, the power company is giving residential customers served by its Long Island City network a $100 credit. Not sure wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008
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    October 31, 2007
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    August 7, 2007
  • News

    July 31, 2007

    His Name Is Mud

    But despite Con Ed's disasters, its CEO still rakes it in

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2007
  • News

    June 26, 2007

    Their Shocking New Neighbor

    East Harlem chokes on Con Ed project

  • News

    August 1, 2006

    Behind the Blackout

    Thanks to deregulation, Queens merely a pawn in the utilities' board game

  • Specials

    August 9, 2005
  • Dance

    June 15, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2003

    Sun Cell

    How to Recharge in a Blackout

  • News

    October 22, 2002

    Bad Policy, Big Bucks

    How Pataki's Disastrous Energy Plan Fattened His Friends and Campaign Coffers

  • NYC Life

    June 25, 2002
  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Prevarication Becomes Electric

    New Awareness of EMF Health Risks Fuels Opposition to Chelsea Substation

  • NYC Life

    November 20, 2001
  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Power to the People

    Lower East Side Residents Oppose Con Ed's Expansion Plan

  • News

    July 20, 1999
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    July 13, 1999
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