The mayor held a press conference just now in which he revealed the source of the mysterious maple-syrup smell, or as he called it, the “maple syrup events.” It is not terrorists! Nor is it a woman cooking a ton of waffles, as we'd hoped. Our friends at Grub Street report: "Turns out it came from a North Bergen, New Jersey, plant called Fruitarom that was manufacturing a food fragrance using a certain type of seed. The odor spreads when the wind is blowing at the right speed, in the right direction, and humidity is high with no rain. It's harmless, and not illegal. Said Bloomberg, 'It just happens to be one of the aromas we're going to have to live with.'" We can live with that. [Grub Street]
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