| 02 Mar 2015 | 04:24

    the unusual syrup smell that permeates new york city airspace from time to time returned the night of jan. 5 and lasted until the next morning. the odor was concentrated in the upper west and east sides. between 8 p.m. and midnight on jan. 5, there were 40 complaints about the smell received from manhattan residents, according to the department of information technology and telecommunication, which oversees 311. as per protocol, the complaints were sent to the department of environmental protection that, in conjunction with the office of emergency management, monitors the situation.