We just received the following email (Time Magazine was SO right about me being the Person of the Year...I'm totally controlling the news right now):
The Company has been in touch with various city and news agencies regarding the gas smell in Manhattan and parts of neighboring boroughs and New Jersey. The smell is being investigated and a gas leak has been reported as being the cause, but agencies are broadcasting conflicting reports regarding the site of the leak.
The air in the building is currently being purged, which will clear out air with the gas smell and will not let the smell in further. The office space will smell better shortly and has already improved in most areas.
We recommend that employees stay in the office rather than leaving the building at this time. The air is better inside the building than outside. The PATH train has been temporarily closed, and we would not want exiting employees stranded on the subway in the event of a temporary interruption of service.
We will continue to monitor the situation and let you know as we have more information.