We've received a lot of email from you asking what happened to the Metronome, the art installation on the face of 1 Union Square. Indeed, it seems that about the time we explained how the clock embedded in the art installation told time, that the clock decided to start telling time in a different way. Coincidence?

Maybe not. The Times explains that the clock is now counting down to July 6th, which is the day the Olympic Committee anounces who will host the 2012 games. The artists, Kristin Jones and Andrew Ginzel, seem not exactly pleased. Maybe that's why they didn't return our email inquiring about the change.

Related: Gothamist on the Olympics.

And if you're puzzled by other New York phenomena, send us an email: ask (at) gothamist (dot) com.