Strange Smell Overtakes Neighborhood

I woke up this morning because of a bad smell. At first, I thought it was the McDonald’s I had for dinner making a revenge, and I was berating myself for giving in and taking my quarterly pilgrimage to the gut-busting fast foodie. But then I checked my e-mail and found the following note from Randy C., and realized I could start blaming something not related to my colon:

there is a smell, with people reporting it from marine park [ brown and ave R] to me at East 21st and ave U, to east 13th and z. it doesnt smell like sewage, but just a bad smell… have you heard anything about this?

Well, does anyone know anything?