The Time Life building at 51st and 7th Avenue is Midtown is being evacuated due to a manhole or transformer fire outside of the building, according to the FDNY.
The fire was first reported to the Fire Department at 2:11 p.m. and they are currently in the process of evacuating 1,500 people from the building.
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A Fire Department official said that the evacuation was “precautionary” so that they could test the level of carbon monoxide in the building.