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"We are getting several calls of a foul odour. Our units are responding. It's in various parts of the city," a police spokesman said.
Gas supplier Consolidated Edison, which pipes gas into much of New York City, made no immediate comment but said it was investigating the reports.
There was a previous report of a gas-like smell in August last year in parts of Queens and Staten Island, the Associated Press said.
Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
However, mercaptan does not typically cause the sickness feelings that people are getting.
The mayor of New York is expected to make a statement on the situation.
The US Department of Homeland Security said there was no suspicion of any link to terrorism.
Across the Hudson River in New Jersey, officials said the source of the smell was a gas leak originating in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, but that could not immediately be confirmed.
Gas supplier Consolidated Edison, which pipes gas into much of New York City, said it was investigating the reports, but told US TV network MSNBC that there was "no abnormal flow" of gas in Manhattan.
Source: BBC News
Originally posted by Umbrax
Wow deja vu.
Mysterious Smell in New York City
That was back in October of '05. Still unsolved too.
Originally posted by ThePieMaN
I didn't have beans for supper last night honest!!!!!
Hey where is that Leslie Powers lady when you need her?