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The World's Toughest Trip? It's Trying to Go Home

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Peter Mandel

This is New York's Chelsea, the area where I grew up, and I am home for the first time in years. Maybe it's the strain of all this edgy art, but my neighborhood is more stressful than I remember.

Fourteen Couples Get Hitched Atop Empire State Building

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The brides carried lavender roses and the grooms looked proud as 14 contest-winning couples got married Monday at the Empire State Bu...

Energy Innovations at a Big Apple Icon

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Who thought America's most iconic skyscraper could change the way engineers thought about green building?

50% Off Vintage Cocktails & Gourmet Snacks At The Empire Room

Gilt City | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1931, an art deco skyscraper on the corner of 34th and 5th broke records--establishing itself as the world's tallest building while marking Manhatt...

Empire State Building Rival APPROVED

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Empire State Building's owner lost his bid to stop a new skyscraper from rising in the neighborhood when the New York City Counci...

Empire State Building Bedbugs Found

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It survived the Depression, a bomber crash and King Kong's climb, but can the Empire State Building withstand a bedbug infestation? O...

12-Year-Old Busted for Selling Crack!

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

A 12-year-old girl was arrested for selling crack. Where's the outrage? Should her arrest become par for the course, we are all in trouble. There are not enough jails to house a generation of kids who turn to a life of crime before they reach puberty.

15 Penn Plaza: The Great Giveaway

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

No one less well connected than the Vornado Realty Trust (owner of numerous major properties, including Bloomberg Tower) could play the system with such success and gain an unprecedented blank check.

Bloomberg Lambastes Empire State Building Owner For Complaining About Skyline Changes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ridiculed the owner of the Empire State Building for complaining that a proposed skyscraper...

Forget King Kong, Empire State Building Takes On New Enemy

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Look at Manhattan from afar, and the first thing you notice is the Empire State Building, spiking like a needle above the carpet of s...

The Empire State Building: A Beacon for Energy Efficiency

Rep. Carolyn Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rep. Carolyn Maloney

In the years to come, I wouldn't be surprised if this great structure also became known as the most energy-efficient skyscraper in the world.

The Best Places To See Fireworks, Eat Hot Dogs, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In keeping with years past, Macy's will be providing the not-to-be-missed fireworks this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to...

Jeb Corliss, Daredevil Jumper, Barred From Empire State Building By Court

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A TV daredevil who tried to parachute off the Empire State Building can't set foot in the landmark again, a court has ruled. Jeb Cor...

Mother Theresa To Be Honored With Service Day In New York

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Since the Empire State Building owner won't light the landmark skyscraper for Mother Teresa, New York City officials are planning a d...

Mother Teresa Rejected By Empire State Building

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE 2:14 pm: Representatives for the Empire State Building have finally released a statement (somewhat) explaining their decision not honor Mother ...

Cameron Dabaghi Remembered At Yale

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Yale students and faculty gathered to grieve for junior Cameron Dabaghi, who fell to his death from the top of the Empire State Building yesterday. ...

Cameron Dabaghi ID'd As Empire State Building Jumper: Yale Student Commits Suicide From Observation Deck

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Yale University junior left a suicide note in his dorm room before heading to New York, where he apparently plunged to his death by...

Earth Hour New York: Skyline Goes Dark, Kind Of

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This time the blackout was for a good reason. Unlike the great New York City blackout of 1977 (and the one in 2003), buildings went dark Saturday as ...

Recognizing the Best of NYC's Built Environment

Vin Cipolla | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vin Cipolla

For the 2010 MASterworks Awards, we've chosen seven provocative, innovative architecture and urban design projects that celebrate, and augment, New York's built environment.

At Least One New Yorker Likes the New Plates

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I really really love the new New York license plate. I've read a bunch of articles about how most New Yorkers hate it (80%, according to one poll!), which I simply don't understand.

Empire State Building To Get Energy Saving Windows

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A California company has been hired to retrofit New York City's Empire State building with 6,500 energy saving windows....

Latest NYC Graffiti Helps You Take Good Pictures!

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

There's a pretty great photo op of the Empire State Building at 33rd and Park -- and someone's marked the spot for you.

Thomas Dold, German Athlete, Wins Empire State Building Run-Up Competition

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It took Thomas Dold 10 minutes and 16 seconds Tuesday to earn his record-tying fifth consecutive win in the Empire State Building Run...

Astoria Characters: The High-Minded Rollers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"I'd like you to go across the country with me," Steven said. "On Rollerblades." As calmly as if he were agreeing to go to the corner deli for a turkey and cheese sandwich, Dan said yes.

Bob Weir "Tickled" About Upcoming NY Historical Society Grateful Dead Exhibit

Bennett Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bennett Marcus

Grateful Dead fans of all ages flocked to the New York Historical Society to meet their idols, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, at a benefit to support an upcoming exhibit of Dead artifacts.