Possible IED Explosion at NY Gallery

It is across the street from St. Vincent De Paul.

I see reports the Gallery targeted was Israeli owned.

More here at NY Post.

The explosion, described by one neighbor as “deafening,” happened outside the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd Street. The facility provides housing, training and other services for the blind.

Witnesses described hearing a massive noise — “100x louder than thunder,” one tweeted.

The smell of gunfire filled the air. People flooded the street from nearby bars and restaurants.

Earlier today a pipe bomb went off in Seaside and police are on the scene of a possible third explosion in Charlottesville VA.

My only comments is the NYC explosion, if it was utilities you would not smell gunpowder. Looks like a device similar to the Boston Marathon bombings. Though at this time there are only 14 reportedly minor injuries. It's possible the dumpster contained or directed upward most of the explosion. There are reports the NYC device was in a dumpster.

Update: 25 hurt.

The Charlottesville incident appears to be a transformer issue.

Posted by: Howie at 09:08 PM


1 Coming up: The blame will go to the city for allowing Israelis to own property. If it hadn't been owned by an Israeli, this wouldn't have happened.

I'm actually being sarcastic here, but often this sarcasm proves to be all too accurate.

Posted by: Gork at September 18, 2016 08:58 AM

2 According to da mayor it was an "INTENTIONAL ACT". The dems now have another word to avoid saying Islamic Terrorism. I was getting tired of "workplace violence".
The guy in Minnesota who stabbed 8 people after asking them if they were Muslim and screaming Allah is great was also probably also a work place violence incident.
This PC crap is getting out of hand. The cops know how to do their job, they just don't know what to call it without getting fired.

Posted by: Greyrooster at September 18, 2016 01:33 PM

3 Just wondering. How would the local Islamic fanatics know it was a Jewish owned art store? Do they put a sign in front? When I go into a store I don't know who owns it.

Posted by: Greyrooster no PHD at September 18, 2016 02:01 PM

4 Possible IED? They found a pressure cooker armed and with a cell phone attached a few blocks away. Seems like they should be able to trace it.

Posted by: Greyrooster no PHD at September 18, 2016 02:06 PM

5 It's now apparent that the Jewish owned art store wasn't the target. The bomb placed in trash can where Marines and families were doing a marathon but it started 30 minutes late.
So I guess the Jew being selected thing doesn't hold water.

Posted by: Greyrooster at September 18, 2016 03:16 PM

6 #5 You seem to be confusing the NY-Chelsea bombing with the NJ-Seaside Park bombing. It was in New Jersey that the Marine run was taking place.

Posted by: Hunter at September 18, 2016 11:05 PM

7 Hunter: I stand corrected. New York/New Jersey, they both talk funny.
Also I answered my own question of how they knew the art store was owned by Jewish people. It was called King David Gallery. I need to stop drinking so much but I love the stuff.

Posted by: Greyrooster at September 19, 2016 04:50 PM

8 The shame is that we have so many of these attacks that we can get confused over which is which. What's wrong with that picture.

Posted by: Greyrooster at September 21, 2016 08:53 AM

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