The explosion in Chelsea on Saturday night wounded more than a dozen people. Not surprisingly, it rattled people across the nation.
But New Yorkers living, walking and tweeting from the scene in Manhattan seemed determined to be calm.
Actual quote from NY1 eyewitness: "It was just a burning dumpster like you see around the city."— Ivor Tossell (@ivortossell) September 18, 2016
My experience as well. Relatively quiet, minus the sirens. People are calm but intrigued. https://t.co/Fm7foV1rsb— Ken Schwencke (@schwanksta) September 18, 2016
Yeah this explosion is a big deal but this doesn't feel like being under attack. First responders just diligent. https://t.co/CiT6qovAcF— Jenny Jaffe (@jennyjaffe) September 18, 2016
Ditto. I live here. Everyone is very calm. Traffic is actually pretty decent just north of 23rd. Zero panic. https://t.co/Wb4S8es8AM— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) September 18, 2016
God, I live on 26th St. & 6th Ave. and have been at home the whole time. The news media is making is sound like 9-11. NOT.— Kenneth Goldsmith (@kg_ubu) September 18, 2016
New Yorkers on the actual scene of the explosion on West 23rd St. are more chill about it than Trump is in Colorado. pic.twitter.com/pxzfqLOQmV— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2016
New Yorkers: Not easily terrorized.