そして今日の月曜日。相変わらず雨はふっているんだけど、朝の通勤途中、不思議なにおいが街中を立ち込めてるのに気づきました。amNYのサイトでもMystery Odorとかかれているんだけど、ほんとにMystery。明らかにGasににおいなんだけど、社内で流れていたメールでも、"there is no indication that there is any danger to our employees"というメッセージが。
Mayor Bloomberg said the city does not know what the puzzling odor wafting over Manhattan and N.J. is, but "it does not appear to be dangerous."'
Hundreds of calls came in about the smell beginning at about 9 a.m. from as far south as Battery Park and east to Union Square and all the way through the West 80s on the Upper West Side. The odor also could be detected in New Jersey.
Meanwhile, federal officials moved to allay any terrorism fears.
"It is still early but there is no indication of terrorism and there is no credible intelligence to suggest any imminent threat to the homeland or to New York at this time," said Russ Knocke, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security.
He said the agency is closely monitoring the situation and talking with the local authorities, who are the lead in the matter.