UPDATE 9:05 pm: I got hammered with tweets after the initial “Developing Story” post and had trouble keeping up. Just noticed that MUW reader @sosimplysophie_ sent in the photo above around 8:20 pm with the following note:
“Firetrucks leaving the scene at 76th and CPW, no sense of urgency.”
UPDATE 8:50 pm: I have my scanner going and I’m not hearing any chatter about this or seeing any additional information posted on various 911/NYPD/FDNY twitter feeds. Seems like Jason’s report is accurate.
Oddly enough, it appears as though the firework may have gone off right around the “Happiest Place In Manhattan” spot that I wrote about earlier today.
Coincidence? You be the judge…
Anyway, it appears as though this is much ado about nothing, although I gather there was a significant FDNY response. @TylerHWilliams reports seeing five fire trucks.
UPDATE 8:43 pm: A few more details from @JasonHabor:
“I saw the fireworks burst. I have an open view north and it was v clear what it was. Odd but clear.”
“Didn’t see who set them off. I thought it came from museum of natural history but may have been just to the south.”
UPDATE 8:37 pm: MUW reader @JasonHaber just sent in the following:
“It appeared to be random firework, I saw it from my living room window which provides an open view of west 70′s from CPW to Col”
UPDATE 8:30 pm: MUW reader @SLSoh reports seeing tweets about fire trucks at 76th & Central Park West, although that’s unconfirmed at the moment. Additional readers at 71st & Broadway and 73rd & CPW report hearing an explosion.
POSTED AT 8:24 pm — DEVELOPING STORY: Possible UWS Explosion Around 8 pm Wednesday In West 70s
Seeing several tweets from people about a possible explosion on the Upper West Side sometime around 8:00 pm tonight.
Early reports indicate people heard it around 72nd & Columbus, 75th & Amsterdam, and 74th& Central Park West.
Anyone have any details?
@MyUpperWest or alerts [at] myupperwest.com.
H/t to @jason_tucker for the initial message
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