New Yorkers Unfazed After Chelsea Explosion
New Yorkers noted that more people outside the city were concerned about the explosion than those close by
It was a Saturday night and once New Yorkers realized that the bomb that had exploded in Chelsea had been dealt with, they carried on with their evenings.
In the city that never sleeps New Yorkers, long used to terrorism and threats to their safety, defied notions of taking cover and refused to change their plans to party long into the night.
At least 29 people were injured when a bomb went off on a crowded sidewalk around 8.30pm on West 23rd Street, which the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio has called “an intentional act.”
Even near the area, where a second bomb was located and diffused, New Yorkers met in bars and restaurants, uploading their activities to Twitter and Instagram. Some establishments posted messages assuring customers that planned parties were still on.
— Kalaya'an Mendoza (@KalaMendoza) September 18, 2016
summary of tonight's events in NYC: bomb goes off, new yorkers investigate, realize it's not a threat, party on Garth! #NYCExplosion
— Nick Goerg (@curious_goerg) September 18, 2016
— MK (@Neethz426) September 18, 2016
It appears that along with the nightlife that did not stop for a second, New Yorkers in general did not panic, even as authorities investigated who might be responsible. So far, even ISIS has not claimed credit for the incident.