Photo: FDNY Blocks Off East 17th Street, Jerome Ave To Investigate Suspicious Barrel



Several readers got in touch this morning to let us know that the FDNY had blocked off Jerome Avenue at East 17th Street.

Authorities arrived at approximately 8:20 a.m. and began to investigate a barrel left on the sidewalk, adjacent to the bank.

“It looks like they were investigating a  black oil drum that was standing on Jerome. The East 17 approach and Jerome were blocked off but people were still allowed to walk through,” said Gene, a Sheepshead Bites tipster. “They were gently tapping on it and kind of just poking around.”

The streets have since reopened. We have sent out a request for information to the FDNY and will update this post if we hear back.

  • Boris

    the oil drum reminded me of breaking bad’s cash barrels. It was there probably over a week already and only today someone came to look at it..pretty funny.

    • ShadowLock

      lmao YEA!

  • Tuth

    It was later revealed that the barrel contained Storobins hopes for winning the November election. The barrel has been properly disposed off.

  • Andrew Kent

    I guess the gang’s all here.

  • Arthur Borko

    Did you ever hear back?