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Frustrated New Yorkers Long for Con Ed to End Blackout

Relief is due for thousands of New Yorkers still coping with power blackouts, lack of food and water, hobbled mass transit and shuttered businesses from superstorm Sandy.

Power should be restored today for Manhattan customers still without electricity and by Nov. 11 for most of those in the outer boroughs and Westchester County, said John Miksad, senior vice president for electric operations at Consolidated Edison Inc., in a conference call yesterday with reporters. Patience in the city was wearing thin.