New York, NY —
Con Edison, the Fire Department and multiple city agencies are investigating the source of a gas odor throughout Manhattan this morning. Hundreds of reports of the smell began flooding the 911 system around 9 a.m. in parts of Manhattan and New Jersey.
The Jersey City mayor's office said officials there were told the odor was due to a possible gas leak at Bleecker and West 4th Street in Greenwich Village. Early reports indicated that the odor is widespread throughout Manhattan, from Battery Park City to Upper Manhattan. Some buildings throughout the city have reportedly been evacuated.
4 schools in Manhattan were also evacuated but they've since reopened. PATH train service was suspended in places but has since resumed.
Mayor Bloomberg says there was a small gas leak at Bleecker and 6th Avenue - but the mayor says the smell is more pervasive than that. New York City Transit says the 23rd Street Station on the F line was briefly shut down earlier this morning but it has since reopened.