1/22/15, 7:11am: I live near First Avenue in the East 80's in Manhattan. I smelled smoke in the hallway outside my apartment a few minutes ago, so went down to speak to my doorman about it. When I got in the elevator I smelled the same smoke. It was in the lobby too. I asked the doorman if he smelled smoke, and he said, yes, and pointed in the direction of New Jersey. "It's from the fire in New Jersey."