You have to check out this amazing piece in the Times - Scents and the City. The writer lists every scent he senses in each neighborhood of Manhattan. A couple of my favorites are "suburban shampoo" (Bowery), "faux-leather fanny pack" (Tribeca), and "mostly urine" (The Pay Phone Scent).

I think it's a unique tribute to the diversity of NYC, as well as a reminder of the savory and less savory surprises the city has to offer.

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Comment by Mari Brown on August 30, 2009 at 1:32pm
i love this! my favorite is the east harlem section, which includes "Russian sage (very faint)" and "deep-fried Oreos."

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