What’s that smell?

10/22/2009:

All over the place!

I’ve been up since 3am, and noticed a strange odor in the air. Not sure if it was organic smelling, nutty, or chemical. Light, but noticeably different.

Decided to tweet about it while walking the dog, and many area readers also noticed it – in Manhattan, even Staten Island.

Does anyone know what it is?

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20 Comments on "What’s that smell?"


Cat1300
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Cat1300
4 years 11 months ago

Has anyone in upper Hoboken noticed that almost every evening it smells like smoke – like burning wood or something? What is it??

Bullbreed333
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Bullbreed333
6 years 11 months ago

Chemtrails? C’mon… that is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read. I would believe it was aliens before I believed that conspiracy garbage.

This smell was definitely a burning petroleum derivative. These smells do not surprise me in the least, considering we are situated near lots of factories and processing plants, not to mention the Turnpike.

mooshu
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mooshu
6 years 11 months ago

I agree with mcbride– it smelled like burnt rubber.

I wish it smelled like maple syrup, though.

sigma1113
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sigma1113
6 years 11 months ago

I worked at Frutarom two summers ago, and while i had never smelt anything in Hoboken the smells at the factory were rather interesting. It seemed like every room had a different smell.

hobposer
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hobposer
6 years 11 months ago

It’s Artie’s tighty whities

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