When I took yesterday's photo, many people on 23rd Street were waiting to be allowed to go east while the police had the area around 23rd and Seventh blocked off for a bomb scare. It's the second time this has happened in 23rd Street this month. The last one was west of Eighth Avenue. I love this comment on a blogchelsea post about yesterday:
We live in an age of paranoia. Suspicious package? We used to call that "garbage."