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.
We need to call Ghost Busters.
correction: gas smell
I thought the deal was that NYC sends it's garbage to NJ, and NJ sends it's air pollution to NYC. This would seem to be normal activity.
No, no... 5th grade fart jokes are the life of the party!
Rosie O'Donnell trying to get even with Trump?
Seriesly! No one mentioning those is a hugh development.
No more rhyming, I mean it!!
Now THAT'S funny.
I hope you're right. And in the mean time, part of downtown Austin has shut down due to close to 40 birds found dead this morning on Congress Avenue. Hazmat is out there and unable to determine the cause, but they state there is no health threat.
Anybody want a peanut?
I agree, Drudge's headline is great
Did a lake turn over?
I've been having that as a personal experience!
My experience is that forums like this start out very well, but over time devolve into this type of childish arena of one-upmanship and such. It is too bad, because this used to be a great site, with great, but appropriate, humor. After all, Sore Looserman came from here. But today, much of what you see is "it's Bush's fault" or juvenile name calling.
Alas, I still love what's left of the old culture.
How can they NOT be able determine the CAUSE but be able to determine NO Health Threat. How can they Not be able to determine the source of the gas or it's contents but be able to determine there is No Danger to health?
The only thing they are trying to do is Prevent mayhem and chaos. Now in Jersey people going to hospital.
Has anyone mentioned that too much "stinky" stuff was put into the gas.
A couple of years ago, I went down to the basement and it was smelling of gas. I called the utilities and they said to ignore it. Seems they put something stinky in the gas to make people aware of a leak and they had mistakenly put too much in that batch.
You're right, I totally had that one coming.
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