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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.