A CBS video showed the usually unflappable New Yorkers grouped together on the street, staring up at the sky and pointing.
The footage shows a group of spherical objects in the sky over Manhattan. The crowd in the video spoke about the unusual nature of the sighting.
"We'll let people draw their own conclusions as to what they saw in the air over New York City,” said FAA spokesman Jim Peters on Newsday.com.
"The Federal Aviation Administration says, they remain, well ... unidentified. As in UFOs," added Peters.