For the second Friday in a row, there's been a mass-shooting in the New York area -- but it isn't at the Empire State Building, so it's apparently only kinda news.Authorities in New Jersey say three people -- including the gunman -- are dead following an early-morning shooting spree at a grocery sto ... More >>
The suspect in this morning's mass-shooting at a New Jersey grocery store has been identified as an ex-Marine who's worked at the store for the last two weeks. Additionally, authorities say he shot two people before turning the gun on himself.Authorities say the suspect entered the Pathmark store in ... More >>
Authorities have tallied the victims from Friday's "mass shooting" at the Empire State Building, and as it stands, it wouldn't have been a "mass" shooting at all if NYPD officers hadn't squeezed off 16 rounds at deceased murderer Jeffrey Johnson -- nine of the 10 victims were shot by police.That's r ... More >>
* 9:34 a.m. At least two people -- and as many as five -- have been shot outside of the Empire State Building (the tally is now at 10. see updates below), according to multiple reports.The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and East 34th Street.According to the @NY Scanner Twitter ... More >>
The above photo was posted on Instagram by user "RyansTryin." It appears to show at least one person dead at the scene of this morning's shooting outside of the Empire State Building.Details of the shooting are unclear. For now, the tally of those shot stands at 10, the gunman reportedly was killed ... More >>
Eleven people were shot at the Empire State Building this morning, the majority of whom were shot by police, sources now tell the Voice.Mayor Mike Bloomberg confirmed at a press conference this morning that there's a chance some of the victims were accidentally shot by police who were trying to take ... More >>
The star of the Oscar-nominated film The Artist is making a press appearance at the Empire State Building today. No, not Jean Du-whatever. I'm talking about Uggie, the nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier who is currently nominated for two Golden Collar Awards (for The Artist and Water for Elephants ... More >>
Last night the Empire State Building was lit up in red and yellow, to the sports ignorant, that fact would seem not that big of a deal. But for Giants fans something in that color scheme was awry: red and gold are the colors of the San Francisco 49ers, the team that the Giants will play for the Nati ... More >>
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To reenact this scene, you'd have to travel 1,360.1 miles from the Empire State Building. With his developer-friendly real estate policies, Bloomberg has opened the floodgates to fast-food franchises. Ten years ago we had a fraction of what we have now, and ma-and-pa eateries prevailed at ... More >>
Presented on a bed of "krauti," the beef-pork links from Trentino called probusto are juicy and fabulous. (Click to enlarge, as if they needed to be any bigger.) This week, Counter Culture makes the long climb to Birreria, the new beer garden (well, not really) on the rooftop of Eataly. The ... More >>
Grace Giardina"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"
Experts tell us that the average American consumer is exposed to 3,000 advertising messages per day. Does it sometimes drive you crazy? Popping up all over your computer, crowding out the content, repeatedly interrupting your favorite TV show, in sheets handed out by shills on the corners, b ... More >>
Last summer, word spread that the Highliner would open in the old Empire Diner space in September. If "September 2010" had been a euphemism for "May 2011," the restaurant has opened right on schedule.
Dear Empire State Building, Happy 80th! Wow, that's old. You were born (completed, really, is the word) on May 1st, 1931, during the Great Depression. Standing 1,454' 8 9/166" tall, you were the tallest building in the world for forty years! A masterpiece of Art Deco design (although -- let ... More >>
On this Friday, April 29, 2011, the Empire State Building will be lit up blue, white and red in honor of "the British Consulate General in New York, in celebration of the royal wedding of His Highness Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton," according to the official lighting schedule. G ... More >>
Tonight, New York will join a host of international cities observing Earth Hour by shutting off the lights in a bunch of landmark buildings. This includes the Empire State Building, the U.N. headquarters, the New York Public Library, and a whole bunch of others, including some signs in Times Squa ... More >>
Really? This had to happen? Ugg boots, smelly, slouchy, ridiculous-looking (but comfy!) foot-fungus-encouraging Ugg boots, now have a very special New York City skyline -- yep, that's the Empire State Building -- iteration, and of course they are also encrusted with Swarovski crystals, becaus ... More >>
Tomorrow, the Museum of Modern Art, in association with WNYC, will screen Empire, Andy Warhol's 1964 continuous shot of the Empire State Building, which plays silently and slowed-down for more than eight hours. A few New York culture mavens, including the blog Hyperallergic, WNYC and ARTnews Magazin ... More >>
illustirYesterday, we profiled the hot new craze "stair-climbing." Since our coverage, the majority of Americans have been clamoring to find out more about this thrilling test of endurance. Unfortunately, ESPN and other major sports outlets have spent the day focusing on the Super Bowl (whate ... More >>
Daehyun ParkHow did you get from your building's lobby to your office this morning? If you took the elevator, you missed out on the sporting world's newest trend, something called "climbing stairs." It's so hot right now, the New York Times ran a piece today about its rampant popularity.
New York's bed bug problem, much-hyped last summer and well into fall, is worse than that of other major U.S. cities, says a survey of exterminators. That news is brought to us by the similarly much-hyped Next Media Animations, the Taiwanese "news organization" whose totally bizarre CGI renderings o ... More >>
The saga of the old Empire Diner's slow metamorphosis into the new, Coffee Shop-owned Empire Diner continues: according to the Daily News, its longtime owners are stuck in a legal battle with its landlord over who owns the restaurant's name.
It seems like everyone is "joining" Twitter or "getting" a Tumblr these days. Especially in the case of certain New York City landmarks, who are taking to social networking like digitized screen-saver fish to a watery stream of information.
Le Bain's jacuzzi vs. Rivington's enthusiastic dancersConsidering that this past week has brought us both a hurricane and the first signs of Fall, we're not sure what to expect from the coming weeks. That said, we decided to make the best of our Sunday and spend it outside -- on a roo ... More >>
Queensboro Bridge on the right, Empire State Building in the center, seemingly smaller than closer buildings in Brooklyn. Photo taken on Jefferson Street.
The empire state of mind is pretty pissy this week. Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin of Malkin Holdings says that the enormous new building planned for 15 Penn Plaza, two blocks west of his 80-year-old beauty, would mar the view of New York's iconic skyscraper and change the skyline ... More >>
Times Square billboards, the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, and Brooklyn Borough Hall will all glow blue and white on Thursday for Mother Theresa's 100th Birthday, according to the Daily News. But the Empire State Building continues to hold strong against the request because of the owner's "r ... More >>
"Save me!"If you're looking to snap an iconic photo of the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building at night between now and October 31, you're out of luck because it's peak migration season for birds, and they tend to crash into skyscrapers and plunge to their death when the lights are ... More >>
The Empire State Building will be shutting off its lights tonight for an hour at 8:30 in observation of Global Earth Hour 2010. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund, which asks "individuals, schools, organizations, businesses and governments" to turn off or dim their lights ... More >>
Which of these represents the true future of pizza? The fastidious cone ($5.90) or the sloppy slice ($2.50)? You decide... Just this afternoon I found myself standing in a long line that snaked out the door of a new pizza parlor opposite the Empire State Building. When I say new, I mean rea ... More >>
Carlos Andres Varela/ TheKnot.comThere have been weddings at the Empire State Building before -- Brides magazine used to partner with ESB to marry several couples a year on the Building's 61st floor, then pose them at the top-floor Observatory for photos. But this year, in association with Th ... More >>
Melissa Moon finishes first among women in today's Empire State run. More than 300 athletes climbed 86 floors today in the New York Road Runners' annual Empire State Building Run-Up. The race, which covered 1,576 stairs and included runners from 19 states and 17 countries, began in the building's ... More >>
When their publicists send you pictures of the Rockettes and King Kong on top of the Empire State Building, that's a sure sign holiday Christmas shopping season is here. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular officially opens tonight, too (though they started doing shows Friday -- must have b ... More >>
The picture via our brethren at Runnin' Scared, who are pretty much the TMZ of photos like this one Today is Earth Day, and in her honor, we are apparently powering down the Empire State Building for an elegiac 60 seconds, a spectacle that cannot hope to compete with this photo--taken this morning, ... More >>
The way we see it, you can never have enough Nick Cannon and Spongebob Squarepants at the Empire State Building. Yeesh, that Craigslist Killer suspect is getting his laundry aired out: now they tell us he kept his victims' underwear, along with his gun (!), in a hollowed-out Gray's Anatomy. Also, ... More >>
The Brides.com annual Valentine's Day mass wedding takes place tomorrow at the top of the Empire State Building. This year the event includes its first same-sex couple. Charles G. Hogg, the groundhog who bit Mayor Bloomberg on Groundhog Day, is appearing at the Staten Island Zoo this weekend, in ... More >>
Photo from the Book Bench An early Updike Talk of the Town piece saw the writer quixotically attempt to make his way between the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center without once setting foot on either 5th or 6th Avenue. He called it a "service to readers who are too frail or shy for good- ... More >>
In September we told you about Brides.com's Valentine's Day competition, for which the Conde Nast magazine would pick 14 couples whose stories compelled them and arrange for them to be married or commitment-ceremonied at the top of the Empire State Building. This year's winners have been announced. ... More >>
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