Dick O'Brien at backseat drivers has a detailed account of his travels out of NYC last Thursday. I've had some nightmare trips before, but never anything that came anywhere close to what Dick had to endure. That he didn't pull out his ".38" (or whatever firearms were at hand) and let loose in the airport is a testament to his fortitude.
Richard Cohen in today's NY Daily News laments the lack of real anger among New Yorkers over this. I don't know. I don't think it's a bad thing if people are able to accept the blackout for what it was - an inconvenience. However, if it becomes a regular occurrence, that's a different matter.