Cities: Anniversary of The Night

In Manhattan, guests at a round of parties will sip their drinks in the dark.

In Boston, Harvard students planned a series of lights-out beer busts. For stay-at-homes, a chain of New York novelty shops offered a kit containing 50 "I Was There" buttons and a candle. Most of the 30 million Americans who lived through history's biggest blackout a year ago this week approached the first anniversary of The Night with a certain nostalgia. The memory also prompted a more practical concern. What, if any thing, has been done to prevent another...

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