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  • Qatar buys a piece of Empire State Building

    08/24/2016 9:16:51 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America — a stake in the company that owns New York’s Empire State Building. The $622-million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the US as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices.
  • The Empire State Building Submits to Islam

    07/18/2015 7:01:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 18 Jul 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Not one day – not twenty-four hours after the Chattanooga jihad mass murder – the symbol of American individualism, capitalism, and the capital of the world, the Empire State Building, one of the foremost symbols of American freedom, celebrated the Muslim “holiday” of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan. Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah. All told, 2,988 people were shot, burned, blown up, beheaded, or hacked to death...
  • Empire State Bldg Owners Sued – Didn’t Allow Muslim Prayers on Observation Deck

    03/21/2014 9:41:26 AM PDT · by massmike · 28 replies ^ | 03/21/2014 | Rick Wells
    The Empire State Building owners, Malkin Properties, just learned they are being sued for $5 million. The lawsuit stems from an incident in which the Muslim plaintiffs claim they were unjustifiably denied their civil rights to pray on someone else’s private property. Fahad and Amina Tirmizi of Farmingville, NY claim they were “assaulted, battered and forcibly removed” from the observatory in July of 2013. They also assert that it was somehow related to their wardrobe choices of traditional Muslim attire. Fahad Tirmizi said, “We weren’t doing anything wrong, we just wanted to enjoy the view like everyone else.” He doesn’t...
  • Empire State Building goes rainbow for NYC Pride Weekend

    07/01/2013 12:03:13 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 38 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 30 June 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    <p>The U.S. Supreme Court dumped the federal Defense of Marriage Act and declined to reinstate a ban on same-sex marriage in California on Wednesday.</p> <p>And now the Empire State Building has turned the colors of the rainbow in a show of support for Gay Pride Weekend.</p>
  • SKY FALL! Man tumbles off Empire State Building

    04/25/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    After 'leaping' one story security talks man out of jumping a second time to avoid death plunge.Two tourists were taking in the sights Wednesday night, when right before their eyes a man hovered between life and death on the 85th floor of the Empire State Building Argentinians Luis Ariel Jofre and Julieta Paola Barambones said they saw the man, who had apparently already fallen one floor off an observation deck, swing his legs into the air as if he meant to drop again. Man is rushed from Empire State Building after tumbling one story, breaking his ankle and cutting his...
  • Empire State Building Shooting: Proof Gun Control Doesn't Work

    08/24/2012 10:10:30 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 5 replies
    PBN ^ | 8/24/12 | Jonathan M. Stein, Esq.
    Empire State Building Shooting: Proof Gun Control Doesn't Work By PushBackNow, on August 24th, 2012 Publishers note: A just war of logic is being brought to the steps of the illogical. People of every stripe understand the light of truth when is presented. We are grateful to have  this Patriot Jonathan Stein represent the logic of truth with us. –PBN By Jonathan Stein The shootings around the Empire State Building today are further proof that gun control simply doesn’t work – except to keep guns out of the hands of those who might want to legally defend themselves. New York...
  • Shooting outside Empire State Building

    08/24/2012 6:33:36 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 175 replies
    MYFOXNY ^ | Aug 24, 2012 9:17 AM EDT | MYFOXNY
    There are reports of multiple people shot outside the Empire State Building. FOX 5 News has learned that at least three people have been shot. The scene is chaotic as people make their way to work in the heavily trafficked area. One person is in police custody. FOX 5 News and SkyFoxHD are headed to the scene. is updating this story
  • Several people shot outside Empire State Building

    08/24/2012 6:53:58 AM PDT · by Fighting Irish · 14 replies
    NJ Herald ^ | 8-24-2012 | staff writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building and that the gunman is dead.</p> <p>City police say three or four civilians have been wounded in the Friday morning shooting and that the shooter is dead.</p>
  • Gunman kills coworker & bystander at Empire State Building, wounds 7 others

    08/24/2012 7:31:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    A disgruntled worker stalked a colleague down a Midtown street, shot him dead and then turned his weapon on random pedestrians outside the Empire State Building — killing at least one innocent bystander and shooting up to seven others before he was cut down by a cop on foot patrol, sources told The Post. -snip- The gunman followed his victim down 33rd Street before opening fire outside Legend’s Bar. the sources said. With his target dead, he then headed over to the Empire State Building and did the unthinkable — unleashing a fusillade of shots in the heart of the...
  • Empire State Building owner loses skyscraper bid (divine payback?)

    08/25/2010 7:18:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 8/25/2010
    New York City Council approved zoning and land use changes on Wednesday that pave the way for a new 67-story tower two blocks west of the 102-story Empire State landmark. The Empire State Building’s owner had tried to persuade the council to reject the project. Anthony Malkin says the proposed 1,190-foot (362.7-meter) glass office tower will ruin the view and forever alter the skyline.
  • NYC allows new neighbor for Empire State Building

    08/25/2010 7:12:05 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 25, 2010 | Sara Kuglar Frazier
    The Empire State Building's owner lost his bid to stop a new skyscraper from rising in the neighborhood when the New York City Council approved zoning and land use changes Wednesday that pave the way for the 1,190-foot tower. The project, called 15 Penn Plaza, is still in the planning stages. Developer Vornado Realty Trust has not set a date for its construction and has yet to sign a major commercial tenant. But the plans alone for a glass office tower, which would stand higher than the Empire State Building's 86-floor observatory, infuriated the landmark's owner, Anthony Malkin, so much...
  • [CATHOLIC CAUCUS] Protest rally organized at Empire State Building on birthday of Bl. Mother Teresa

    08/06/2010 5:18:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/6/2010
    New York City, N.Y., Aug 6, 2010 / 02:59 pm (CNA).- Responding to the Empire State Building's refusal to display lights in honor of Bl. Mother Teresa's 100th birthday later this month, the Catholic League is organizing a protest at the national landmark. Media attention spotlighted the controversy caused by Empire State Building manager Anthony Malkin's refusal of a request by the Catholic League to light the iconic facility with the blue and white colors of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity on August 26.“The Empire State Building (ESB) celebrates many cultures and causes in the world community with iconic lightings,...
  • Catholic League petitioning Empire State Building to honor Mother Teresa

    05/14/2010 8:09:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 244+ views
    cna ^ | May 14, 2010
    New York City, N.Y., May 14, 2010 / 08:27 am (CNA).- The Catholic League has launched a petition protesting the Empire State Building’s denial of an application to have the skyscraper’s lighting scheme commemorate Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The organization sees a double standard in the decision, citing previous honors for the anniversary of China’s Communist Revolution.In February Catholic League president Bill Donohue submitted an application on August 26 to the Empire State Building Lighting Partners to have the New York City building feature blue and white lights, the color of the religious habits worn by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of...
  • Anti-Terror Shocker: NYPD Shifting Cops To Streets

    04/06/2010 4:12:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 387+ views ^ | Apr 5, 2010 9:34 pm US/Eastern | Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) &#8213;
    SNIPPET: "Hard hit by budget cuts the NYPD has decided to fight spiking crime rates by reassigning anti-terror cops to street patrols in tough neighborhoods. But not everyone thinks shifting patrols is a good idea. Outside the Empire State Building, one of the top terror targets in the city, some New Yorkers were outraged by the shift and had some strong words for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. "He's cutting down? Hmm … why is that a bad thing?" said Francisco Santos of East New York. "Because we might get bombed again? Yeah, definitely consider it a bad thing."" SNIPPET: "The anti-terror...
  • Man leaps to his death from 86th floor observation deck at Empire State Building

    03/31/2010 5:13:56 AM PDT · by ETL · 66 replies · 2,347+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 30, 2010 | Kerry Burke and John Lauinger
    Savulich/News Body of unidentified man lies on sidewalk on W. 34th St. after the man, believed to be in his 20s, reportedly jumped from the Empire State Building A young man took a fatal plunge from the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building on Tuesday night, crashing down on W. 34th St. and horrifying pedestrians, police said. The jumper managed to get past the 10-foot-high spiked fence ringing the observation deck and then disappeared below the outermost ledge around 6:15 p.m., police sources said. He landed with a sickening thud on a sidewalk along W.34th St., near a...
  • NY's Empire State Building chided for honoring China [ESB is home to org Human Rights Watch!]

    10/02/2009 5:18:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 9 replies · 610+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | October 1, 2009 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Human rights activists slammed managers of New York's Empire State Building on Thursday for illuminating the skyscraper in red and yellow for China's 60th anniversary, saying the move honored a communist entity responsible for human rights violations. The government in Beijing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the birth of the People's Republic of China on Thursday with a high-tech parade featuring goose-stepping troops, gaudy floats and nuclear-capable missiles. Managers of the Empire State Building, New York's tallest skyscraper, said in a statement the illumination was "in honor of the 1.3 billion Chinese people and the 60th...
  • Empire State Building Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

    10/01/2009 3:35:53 PM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies · 773+ views ^ | October 1, 2009 | Joseph Abrams
    Sept. 30: The Empire State Building lit in red and yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. NEW YORK — New York is seeing red over the decision to turn the city's highest beacon — and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring China's communist revolution Wednesday night.
  • Empire State Building Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

    10/01/2009 6:51:06 AM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies · 1,143+ views ^ | October 1, 2009 | Joseph Abrams
    Sept. 30: The Empire State Building lit in red and yellow to honor the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. NEW YORK — New York is seeing red over the decision to turn the city's highest beacon — and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring China's communist revolution Wednesday night.
  • Freep this Poll (Should the Empire State Building Go Red For China?)

    Should one of New York's great landmarks be used to honor of the 60th anniversary of the bloody Communist uprising and takeover of China?
  • Blood and Treasure On the Empire State Building

    09/30/2009 9:24:25 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 8 replies · 437+ views
    FOX News ^ | September 30, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Considering that communist China is financing $800 billion of the $11.8 trillion government debt incurred by the largest capitalist economy in the world, it is sadly ironic that the Empire State Building -- built during the Great Depression with American steel, a testament to the “can-do” spirit of our nation -- would drape itself in red and yellow lights tonight on September 30, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Honor China, Not Its Communism (Empire State Building to illuminate red & yellow. OUTRAGEOUS!)

    09/29/2009 5:11:52 PM PDT · by kellynla · 17 replies · 906+ views ^ | 9/29/2009 | staff
    Public Relations: The Empire State Building this week will illuminate red and yellow, celebrating China's 60 years of communist rule. There are many things to appreciate about China, but communism isn't one of them. What was the Empire State Building thinking in lighting up in celebration of China's long communist rule? Amid all the charming reasons the classical 102-story skyscraper colors the Gotham sky at night — the 70th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," El Museo del Barrio's reopening, Columbus Day and Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, according to its Web site — China stands as a negative outlier. Cynics call...
  • It took 90 minutes for Daily News to 'steal' the Empire State Building

    12/03/2008 12:12:17 PM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies · 894+ views
    Daily News ^ | Dec 3, 2008 | BY WILLIAM SHERMAN
    In one of the biggest heists in American history, the Daily News "stole" the $2 billion Empire State Building. And it wasn't that hard. The News swiped the 102-story Art Deco skyscraper by drawing up a batch of bogus documents, making a fake notary stamp and filing paperwork with the city to transfer the deed to the property. Some of the information was laughable: Original "King Kong" star Fay Wray is listed as a witness and the notary shared a name with bank robber Willie Sutton. The massive ripoff illustrates a gaping loophole in the city's system for recording deeds,...
  • Newspaper 'Steals' Empire State Building in Just 90 Minutes

    12/03/2008 3:00:44 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 23 replies · 1,208+ views
    foxnews ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2008
    In what has been described as one of the biggest heists in American history, the Empire State Building was reportedly stolen this week by a New York City newspaper in less than 90 minutes. The New York Daily News drew up fake documents, created a bogus notary stamp and filed paperwork with the city and successfully took ownership of the $2 billion property on Monday.
  • Empire State Building to Go (Be Lit) Green for Muslim Holiday (Insanity!)

    10/10/2007 2:10:59 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 209 replies · 4,193+ views
    Yahoo! News (AFP) ^ | 10/10/2007 | n/a
    NEW YORK (AFP) - New York's iconic Empire State Building is to be lit up green from Friday in honor of the Muslim holiday of Eid, the biggest festival in the Muslim calendar marking the end of Ramadan, officials said. "This is the first time that the Empire State Building will be illuminated for Eid, and the lighting will become an annual event in the same tradition of the yearly lightings for Christmas and Hannukah," according to a statement. Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month, is expected to be celebrated in New York from Friday, depending...
  • Empire State Building to go green for Muslim holiday

    10/10/2007 4:47:30 PM PDT · by shafnutz05 · 27 replies · 692+ views
    The third-tallest building (previous to 9/11) of course in New York is lit up to honor the Muslim holiday...seems to me like something is wrong with this?
  • Number 1 (Not just New Yorkers think it ... all of U.S.says Empire State's the tops!)

    02/08/2007 9:47:08 AM PST · by presidio9 · 17 replies · 386+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 8, 2007 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    The city's quintessential skyscraper is also the country's most beloved building, according to a new survey. The Empire State Building, the famed marvel of steel and stone at Fifth Ave. and 34th St., was named America's favorite work of architecture in a public poll released yesterday by Harris Interactive and the American Institute of Architects. "It's one of those places you have to go see," Ian Molyneux, 26, of Manchester, England, said yesterday as he took in the sweeping view atop the 1,454-foot-tall skyscraper. "When you go back home, everyone's going to ask if you went to the Empire State...
  • The Forgotten Clinton-Era Muslim Terrorist Attack (Empire State Building, 1997)

    11/07/2005 11:09:25 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 25 replies · 1,633+ views
    CNN ^ | Feb. 24, 1997 | n/a
    Gunman shoots 7, kills self at Empire State Building'A popping noise,' then bloodshed, bedlamNEW YORK (CNN) -- A man opened fire Sunday on an observation deck of the Empire State Building, killing one person and wounding six before shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The gunman, a 69-year-old Palestinian, was taken to a hospital where he died more than five hours later, according to New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's press office. The man muttered something about Egypt seconds before he began shooting shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday on the 86th floor observation deck of one of the world's best-known...
  • Egyptian Professor: Muslims Had Nothing to Do with 9/11 Attack on the Empire State Building [OK...]

    08/09/2005 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Alouette · 76 replies · 2,057+ views
    MEMRI ^ | Aug. 8, 2005
    The following are excerpts from an interview with Egyptian professor Abd Al-Sabour Shahin, which aired on Saudi Channel 1 on August 8, 2005. Shahin: Our enemies weave many lies about us, which we are not necessarily aware of. For example: One day, we awoke to the crime of 9/11, which hit the tallest buildings in New York, the Empire State Building (sic). There is no doubt that not a single Arab or Muslim had anything to do with these events. The incident was fabricated as a pretext to attack Islam and Muslims. The plan was to take over the world's...

    12/27/2004 1:19:58 AM PST · by kattracks · 58 replies · 1,592+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/27/04 | Ikimulisa Livingston
    Tourists venturing atop the Empire State Building have been disturbed to see horrible images of Sept. 11 greeting them in the gift shop. Two 9/11 tribute booklets adorn the top of the display stand, where news magazines and entertainment periodicals are stocked. The color pictures on the covers of the booklets show the Twin Towers engulfed in flames. There are terrified people running from the scene, and one shot actually captures the second plane plowing into the South Tower. "It's disturbing," said Alma Sanguinetti, 70, who was visiting from San Francisco.
  • Man dies in leap from Empire State Building

    11/26/2004 3:54:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 196 replies · 7,875+ views
    AP ^ | 11/26/4
    NEW YORK -- A man jumped to his death Friday from the 86th-floor observation deck at the Empire State Building, one of Manhattan's busiest tourist destinations, police said. The apparent suicide forced police to briefly close the landmark on Fifth Avenue to tourists in New York for the holiday weekend. The man apparently climbed over a security fence that encloses the observation deck before leaping off. He hit a landing on the sixth floor, where he died instantly, police said. No identification was found on his body. At least 31 other people have committed suicide at the Empire State Building...

    09/03/2004 11:45:47 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 815+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/04/04 | Larry Celona
    September 4, 2004 -- Al Qaeda plans to use fuel-laden trucks to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building and one of the tunnels to New Jersey between Sept. 24 and Oct. 10, an anonymous tipster recently warned federal authorities. Homeland security officials took the tip seriously enough to pass it on to the Police Department and other government agencies this week, law-enforcement sources told The Post.
  • Obituary: John Lundberg - last surviving steelworker of Empire State Building

    03/12/2004 7:19:40 PM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 359+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 10, 2004
    John "Jack" Lundberg - Obituary AP Mar. 10, 2004 WATERTOWN, Wis. (AP) - John "Jack" Lundberg, believed to be one of the last surviving steelworkers who built New York's Empire State Building, died Wednesday. He was 97. The Empire State Building, at 102 stories, was completed in 1931 and for years stood as the world's tallest skyscraper before other structures surpassed it. Lundberg, whose death was confirmed Friday by the Pederson Funeral Home, also worked on the Chrysler building and Rockefeller Center in New York and the John Hancock Tower in Boston. The Discovery Channel and the BBC both interviewed...