Me being one of them. At around 9:30 this morning, I heard the sound of a jet approaching overhead. Not unusual: I live by LaGuardia Airport. But it kept coming and coming, and within a few seconds it was so loud and low that I honestly thought it was going to crash in my neighborhood. Car alarms were going off in the street outside from the vibration. I assumed it was a commercial airliner in distress, but other people had even scarier assumptions.
Anyway, nothing to worry about. There’s video at the link that explains what LGF’s correspondent saw.
For future reference, though: low-flying aircraft + New York City = not a good idea.