06/14/2011 10:24 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2011

Bee Swarm Shuts Down Mott Street In Chinatown

CHINATOWN -- Thousands of bees swarmed a streetlight on a busy stretch of Mott Street Monday afternoon, forcing police to close down a section of the block while onlookers stopped to gawk at the spectacle.

The latest swarm -- the third spotted in Manhattan in as many weeks -- clung to a streetlight between Bayard and Pell streets, as a crowd gathered below to stare and snap pictures.