Consolidated Edison 59th Street Powerhouse – Astoria

The original New York City Subway line was built by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and opened in 1904.  The 59th Street Powerhouse, better known as the IRT Powerhouse, stretches from 58th and 59th Streets, and Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues, taking up an entire city block in Manhattan. At the time it was built, […]

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Consolidated Edison Ravenswood Powerhouse – Queens

The Ravenswood Generating Station is a 1,480 megawatt powerplant in Long Island City, in Queens, New York along the East River.  It was originally built and owned by Consolidated Edison in 1963.  Con Edison in 1962 had plans on building a 1,000-megawatt nuclear plant at the Ravenswood site, but the it was so strongly opposed […]

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Consolidated Edison – Astoria Powerhouse

Astoria Powerhouse (sold in August, 1999) – Astoria, NY – Astoria Generating Station is a 1,090-megawatt natural gas and fuel oil power plant located in Astoria, a in the borough of Queens, New York City.  The Astoria Generating Station origin dates back to the 1950’s when it first began providing power to a growing population […]

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