New York: An Olfactory Homage of Most Common Smells
To the city I've called home for 35+ years, this list's for you, bitch
- •Pee+ParmeseanMost commonly smelt in the subways or on bulk trash take out nights, this bespoke combination is the standard smell of many residentially challenged
- •Rotting fishCourtesy of your local fish monger in Chinatown. Peaks in July.
- •Horse shitEasily smelled around the perimeter of Central Park
- •PatchouliCommon odor in Williamsburg, Bushwick and parts of park slope
- •BOThe modal scent of many yellow cabs and even some ubers
- •Stale beerAvailable within a 15 foot radius outside any sports bar
- •FartsCommon at any gay bar, usually cut with poppers and/or drakar noir
- •HubrisSmellable anywhere on the upper east side, north of 59th, south of 96th, between 5th ave and park.
- •Honey roasted nutsDelicious and ubiquitous around Rockefeller center during the holidays
- •MoneyThe official odor of TriBeCa
- •Street MeatDepending on the vendor, could be anything from kabobs to Pernil.Suggested by @ReeseGolchin