For New Yorkers, daily life on the street is a carnival, and by this time, most people reacted to the reporters only long enough to snap photos.
In typical fashion, few seemed to know what had happened, but all were annoyed by the sidewalk obstruction.
A woman talking on a cell phone rounded the corner and got stuck in the jam of bodies. “I just want to go to CVS!”https://www.cjr.org/analysis/cnn-bomb-evacuated.php
A perfect description of life on the sidewalks and streets of New York.