Gothamist – A few tipsters have just alerted us to some “loud-ass explosions near Battery Park City,” wondering, “What is are those loud booms downtown??” These explosions were planned, and as NY Aviation points out, “it’s the NYPD blowing up ‘damaged munitions’ on Ellis Island.” The explosions were scheduled to start at 3:15 and last 30, so they should be all wrapped up now… but we swear we just heard one a second ago!

Exploding damaged explosions huh? Not quite sure what that means, but all I know is that more things in New York are blowing up. Fucking crazy around here. And thanks for giving New Yorkers like ten minutes notice before you start detonating Ellis Island, FBI. That shouldn’t freak people out or anything.