Do you smell something New York? PANCAKES!

While it may seem innocuous, even possibly pleasant smells can be air pollution

Mystery maple syrup-like smell in tristate region – New York News.

A sweet almost maple syrup-like smell in the air was being reported in portions of Manhattan, Queens and New Jersey on Wednesday morning.

In 2005 and 2009, a similar scent was reported and traced back to a perfume factory in northern New Jersey.

Back then, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the harmless scent was the “result of the manufacturing of fragrances and food flavors” coming from the Frutarom factory in North Bergen, N.J. which uses seeds that contain a compound found in maple syrup.

The smell appeared to be headed south from the Upper East Side all the way to the City Hall area.
The source of the aroma remains a mystery.

New York News

The smell might be irritating or sickening to some. Residents would like a response to this.

  2 comments for “Do you smell something New York? PANCAKES!

  1. One Eyed Jack
    September 18, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    Heavy perfumes and colognes can be just as bad. I have a coworker that always wears a nice perfume, but she wears it so heavy that it can literally choke you. How does someone not notice this themselves?

  2. Ceppie
    September 18, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    I think it would be kind of funny, the scent of pancakes wafting in and everybody in the house wakes up with false hope.

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