The Chimes Are the Maple-Syrup Smell of Greenpoint


Following up on the smashing of the mysterious “maple-syrup smell” in Manhattan, now Greenpoint — which, even though we don’t go there much, seems like the most charmingly strange hood in all of New York City — has a mysterious “chimes” sound that is perplexing people and driving them crazy. “For MONTHS now, every couple hours (sometimes more) I hear a ‘chime’ go off in Greenpoint. It repeats itself maybe 4 times in a row, and goes away…WHY!??!” writes a local. Maybe a carillon recital at a big pancake breakfast can exorcize both the olfactory and the aural mystery. But we might miss them once they’re gone! [Newyorkshitty]