Friday, October 28, 2005

Big Apple smells of maple syrup

Apparently, the terrorists are planning to bake us pancakes

(1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) The calls and emails started coming into the 1010 WINS newsroom late last night and they all wanted to know the same thing - what is that odor hanging over the city?

Most described it as smelling like maple syrup, although at least one person thought it was more like peanuts.

So, what is it? The official answer at this hour is we don't know and neither apparently does anyone else. There's speculation that whatever it is drifted over from New Jersey.

The NYPD, the City Office of Emergency Management, the City Department of Environmental Protection, even the Coast Guard investigated. The air was tested, but nothing sinster was found and the search for the source continues.

One listener who emailed from Cliffside Park, NJ said he's been smelling the same aroma in his neighborhood for the past 14 years, but it seems more pervasive lately. He did not know the source.


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