Skip to comments.Gas Smelled Over Large Area Of Manhattan
Posted on 01/08/2007 6:45:42 AM PST by dogbyte12
YORK -- People all over a large part of New York City are smelling a gas, and it's not clear where it's coming from.
Numerous people have called 911 concerned about the odor. Con Edison, the Fire Department and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating.
PATH service has been suspended into the 33rd Street station. Service is still going into the World Trade Center station.
Macy's department store has been evacuated, according to reports.
There also are unconfirmed reports of a similar smell across the river in New Jersey.
People between Midtown and Battery Park are reported to be smelling it. At NBC headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza, the odor is very strong. One person who works on the sixth floor at 30 Rockefeller Center says it's so strong people are leaving the building.
At one major office building at 37th and 7th, employees have been told that Con Edison is looking into a smell, and they should remain inside until they hear otherwise.
Mayor Bloomberg is expected to be asked about it at a 9:30 briefing with the media.
Oh, sure - blame Canada!
Some things never change - eh, hoser?
Thank goodness that the Fox ADD Channel just added a map of New York state to their screen, otherwise I might miss the text saying "NY City Hall", "Midtown NYC", "NYC Emergency Management", and the pictures from Manhattan and not know where they were talking about.
More like the Jets and Giants cleaning out their lockers at the same time over at Giants stadium. Too much stink for most people to handle.
Thanks for that.
We may never know...never found out what that sickening sweet maple syrup smell was in Manhattan a few years back.
Would have been a good topic for Edie to follow up with O'Reily on FNC.Trouble is, Bill isn't much different than the mayor.
Not even close....he seems annoyed that anyone is asking what the heck is going on.
I keep coming back to this. If there were this large a leak, CONED could pinpoint it pretty quickly. That's a lot of real estate not just getting a scent, but a STRONG scent. Something doesn't add up.
Jersey City said they didn't cause the smell!
New York said "pull my finger."
A classic for posteriorerity;)
Checking for originals - found one!
Previous smells have been blamed on NJ
It Stinks: Panic Over Passing Gas
What's That Smell?
New Jersey in Top 5 States When it Comes to Bad Air
NYC: Manhattan Gas Odor Came from NJ
...which ain't gonna happen. ;^)
I'm guessing it's the O'Hare UFO.
See what happens when Art Bell moves back to the USA
Is Micheal Moore in NY today?
Bloomberg seemed inconvenienced and irritated by the reporters questions about the gas leak.
Hopefully if something ever really bad does happen on his watch he'll be able to squeeze it in around his agenda.
Snark snipers don't have hand.
Natural gas has to be concentrated (i.e. inside a structure) in order to explode. Out in the open air, unless right at the source, there would be no explosion.