According to the 1010 WINS website, a gaseous odor has been reported in various places in Midtown Manhattan: "Fire officials report they have received numerous calls for a gas odor in Midtown Manhattan." A tipster writes in reporting the same thing, asking "what is that smell permeating Manhattan this Monday morning?"
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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.
People between Midtown and Battery Park are reported to be smelling the odor. There also are unconfirmed reports of a similar smell across the river in New Jersey. At NBC headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza, the odor is very strong. One person who works on the sixth floor at 30 Rockefeller Center said it was so strong that people are leaving the building.
UPDATE: Via Fox 5, the Jersey City Mayor's office is reporting that the gas smell or leak did not originate in New Jersey, but rather in the West Village, at Bleecker and West 4th Street.
UPDATE: Mayor Bloomberg, from his regularly scheduled Monday AM news conference: "The smell is there, we don't know the source of it, it does not appear to be dangerous; some of the services that were evacuated or shut down are now being reopened or put back on line." Additionally, Path service has been restored.