05/19/2012 09:33 am ET Updated Jul 19, 2012

'Suspicious' Plastic Bag Shuts Down Part Of Bedford Avenue For An Hour

WILLIAMSBURG -- A suspicious package that turned out to be a plastic bag hanging from a tree on Bedford Avenue closed a nearly three-block stretch of the busy strip Friday morning, authorities and witnesses said.

The package -- a white "I ♥ New York" bag attached to a tree in front of 203 Bedford Ave., between North Fifth and Sixth streets -- drew emergency crews to the scene to investigate about 11:24 a.m., FDNY officials said.