09/19/2011 02:56 pm ET Updated Nov 19, 2011

Sotheby's Evacuated Because Of Suspicious Package

UPPER EAST SIDE — Sotheby’s was evacuated and part of York Avenue was shut down Monday morning as authorities investigated a suspicious package that was left in front of the famed auction house.

FDNY and NYPD units shut down York Avenue between E. 71st and E. 73rd streets to both vehicles and pedestrians until officials confirmed that the package — a large wooden box — did not pose a threat.