As the evacuation orders roll out, New York and Jersey City are each blaming the other for a strong gas odor that has enveloped Hoboken, Jersey City and parts of New York City. Fox News just reported that Jersey City officials have recommended residents and businesses to shut their windows, turn off their HVAC systems and commence panic operations in general. Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healey, affectionately known as Diaperman, has moved to an undisclosed location. CNN reports that certain routes of the PATH system are shut down, and we just heard that numerous New York City school systems have now been evacuated. Rumors that Rockefeller Center was evacuated, or that the mysterious odor crawled across the Hudson River tubes on little cat feet have now been denied. Con Ed thinks the odor is coming from Greenwich Village and here in Jersey, PSE&G feels the culprit is a leaky pipe in Jersey City.
Here at the Magic Factory in Jersey City, we can categorically say that we did not do it. Our windows and hearts remain open.