Police get ready to leave after it was determined that the corner of Carroll and 7th Avenue was safe for pedestrians.
Strange happenings on Carroll Street between 7th and 8th Avenues today. First, residents woke up to their block lined with orange traffic cones. People were told by two thugs, with NBC employee badges, that the NBC Muppet Christmas special, Letters to Santa, had reserved the area and that anyone parking their car on Carroll Street between 7th and 8th Avenues would be towed. When a resident pointed out to them that signs posted on the block, by the Mayor’s Office for Film, Theater, and Broadcasting, clearly stated that parking was to be restricted only on Wednesday, September 10th, he was told that, “the time for talking was over.”
Later, at around 4PM, the police received a call of a suspicious package on the corner of Carroll and 7th Ave. Several patrol cars arrived and blocked traffic for approximately 40 minutes until it was determined that the black bag left on the corner posed no threat.
Neither NBC nor any of the Muppets could be reached for comment.