PSA: Don’t drink the water at The New York Times’ Manhattan headquarters. According to an internal memo distributed this morning, two staffers at the paper’s 8th Avenue office, near Times Square, have fallen ill due to suspected water contamination. The memo’s author, vice chairman Michael Golden, said certain water, ice and coffee machines were being shut down until further notice:
From: NYT Company Mail
Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Subject: Water issue at 620 Eighth Avenue
To: All NY Area Employees
Until further notice, please refrain from drinking the water in the pantries at 620 Eighth Avenue, as well as using the ice and coffee machines on floors 2-28. The water, coffee and soda machines in the cafeteria are also being temporarily shut down.
If you drank water from any of these areas this morning and feel ill, please call [internal extension]. We have had two cases of illness this morning.
We will continue to update you.
In an email to Gawker, a spokesperson added: “We’re looking into it.”
Stay safe, Timespeople.