Power out at 2 Peter Cooper buildings on Tuesday

By Maria Rocha-Buschel
Residents of 370 First Avenue and 2 Peter Cooper Road noticed on Tuesday morning that the power in their building was out. Gothamist reported that a manhole fire occurred at 4:52 a.m. on Tuesday at 370 First Avenue and Con Edison confirmed that there was an issue in that building concerning a cable box but noted that the incident was internal, so the utility was unable to provide any more information about the fire.
A representative for Con Edison noted that there wasn’t any more information publicly available because the incident occurred between the meter and the home, where the responsibility of resolving the problem falls to the owner.
In a notice to residents on Tuesday, management said that power was cut at both 370 First Avenue and 2 Peter Cooper Road, including elevator service, so that the problem could be assessed and damage could be repaired.
The power shutdown was not expected to affect the water supply to the building but the notice said that there would be an interruption of the heat.
Management did not respond to a request for comment about the incident, but a spokesperson for Con Edison told Town & Village on Tuesday that the problem was expected to be resolved by the end of the day.