New York Times - Efraín Rodriguez said he had never witnessed anything like what happened on Saturday near the Brooklyn cafe where he works.
As he was standing outside the Loma Coffee Shop on Broadway, near Myrtle Avenue, in the heart of a bustling transit hub, several people who were smoking started falling to the ground, Mr. Rodriguez, 47, a janitor, recalled on Sunday.
“They would take two puffs and bam, they’d drop right there,” he said. “People just started falling to the ground. Right here, there were three strewn on the sidewalk,” he added, pointing toward the pavement. “Over there, two more,” he said, gesturing down Broadway. “The medics were here working until 9 p.m.”