An unseen, sweet-smelling cloud drifted through parts of Manhattan last night. Arturo Padilla walked through it and declared that it was awesome.Technorati Tags: New York City, Smell, News from New York
"It's like maple syrup. With Eggos. Or pancakes," he said. "It's pleasant..."
By 11 p. m., the search had turned up nothing harmful, according to tests of the air. Reports continued to come in from as far north as 112th Street shortly before midnight. In Lower Manhattan, where the smell had begun to fade, it was back, stronger than before, by 1 a.m.
"We are continuing to sample the air throughout the affected area to make sure there's nothing hazardous," said Jarrod Bernstein, an emergency management spokesman. "What the actual cause of the smell is, we really don't know..."
Friday, October 28, 2005
I smelled this yesterday and wondered what it was. Apparently, I wasn't alone. From the NYT: