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Zedd on What He's Learned From Skrillex, Lady Gaga and the Beatles

Zedd's music has a huge sound, so it can be surprising meeting the unassuming Anton Zaslavski in person. On the 80th story of the Empire State Building, the soft-spoken 25-year-old behind the EDM powerhouse is preparing to play his new LP, True Colors, for fans who have crossed the city to...

What You’re Really Seeing From the 100th Floor of One World Trade Center

On the dark afternoon of December 20, 1932, Berenice Abbott took the elevator to one of the highest man-made points in the world in order to chronicle a completely new sight. The Empire State Building was 19 months old, and from a very high floor, Abbott beheld the city of... More »

Curbed NY: As It Turns 85, Revisit the Early Days of the Chrysler Building

Via the Museum of the City of New York. New York City is home to many Art Deco gems. Some of them are hidden; others, like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State, are the opposite. These towers stand out...

Adrian Grenier Talks About All the 'Entourage' Cameos (Video)

Adrian Grenier hangs out next to a viewfinder while visiting The Empire State Building on Thursday (May 28) in New York City. The 38-year-old actor also stopped by The Today Show that morning to chat about his new movie Entourage. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Adrian Grenier “Amazing cameos, yeah,” Adrian said. “It’s [...]

Factory farms, manure, and the Empire State Building

Food & Water Watch released "Factory Farm Nation," a report this week on the dominance of industrial beef, pork, chicken, dairy, and egg production in the US. Besides overuse of antibiotics, foodborne disease, water and air pollution, and loss of local independent farms, the mountains of manure are monstrous and largely unregulated.

When Palmyra rivaled the Roman Empire

The history of Palmyra stretches back to the dawn of human civilization, but it was not until the Roman era that Palmyra reached the level of prosperity needed to build the magnificent ruins now under threat from Islamic State.

Inside One World Trade Center's Stunning New Observatory

Joining the ranks of the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, the $100 million, three-story attraction atop One World Trade Center, offers breathtaking views of New York City and beyond. But there’s more than just views here—and there should be, given the $32 ticket price—from dazzling, high-tech elevators to fine dining. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Robert De Niro Tells NYU Grads They're "Fked"

Because you left the office hours ago, check out today's end-of-day links: De Niro's NYU speech, playful bulldogs, rock climbing art, Starbucks at Empire State Building, and a lazy puppy. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

Antarctic region shows sudden, surprising ice loss

Once thought to be stable, the Southern Antarctic Peninsula has melted enough to fill 350,000 Empire State Buildings

Zedd’s ‘True Colors': DJ Drops New Album, Performs On The Empire State Building, Sparks Dating Rumors?

Zedd is a busy man lately. Not only did he release his new album, True Colors, but he also performed on the top of the Empire State Building. The German DJ is still finding the time to date as he aggressively promotes his new album. Zedd, 25, released his sophomore album entitled True Colors. Show More Summary

Pay Attention: Nordstrom Tower Has Been Revealed, and It’s Really Freaking Huge

You’ve been warned. It’s long been public knowledge that the gargantuan Park Avenue tower visible from neighboring states heralds a new crop of super-tall neighbors; that the Empire State Building’s primacy over midtown is a thing of the past; and that the Nordstrom Tower on 57th Street will reach as... More »

Man Found Under Hotel Mattress Dies

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Snopes

New York police are investigating the death of a man found unconscious with a head injury under a mattress at a hotel near the Empire State Building.

Hilariously Indifferent Reactions To Some Of The World's Most Popular Tourist Destinations

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Everyone's seen hilariously bad reviews on sites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. Negative feedback on popular tourist destinations (think: "soul destroying" at the Empire State Building) is entertaining and all, but unexpectedly casual, surprisingly...Show More Summary

Empire State To Go Red For AIDS Walk

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Tonight Harvey Fierstein will throw the switch to illuminate the Empire State Building in red as part of the GMHC's "Light Up New York" campaign to mark this weekend's 30th Annual AIDS Walk in Central Park.Fierstein says: "May theseShow More Summary

…the World Trade Center?

Eastern European tourist chick, looking at Empire State Building: What is that?New York teenage girl, in perfect seriousness: I have no idea.–Outside Empire State BuildingOverheard by: Sapodilla

The Empire State Building Goes Green For HuffPost's 10th Birthday

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is celebrating 10 years in style. On Thursday night, New York City's iconic Empire State Building turned its lights "HuffPost green" in honor of The Huffington Post's 10th birthday. HuffPost's co-founder and Editor-in-Chief...Show More Summary

The Empire State Building Turns Green For HuffPost's Anniversary (PHOTOS)

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Empire State Building turned green on Thursday night to celebrate The Huffington Post's tenth anniversary. Check out the photos below to see New York's iconic skyscraper glowing the color of HuffPost's logo, along with some scenes from the anniversary party. Show More Summary

Good Luck Breathing: Gunky Air & Warm Weather Continue All Weekend

The weather phrase for today is "temperature inversion." Usually the temperature drops as you go up from the ground, but that pattern is inverted this morning so the air is actually warmer at the top of the Empire State Building than it is on the ground. Show More Summary

History Suggests Saudi Skyscraper Could Signal Tough Times Ahead

The connection between skyscrapers and economic crises dates more than century. For example, the Panic of 1907 occurred while the Singer Building and the Metropolitan Life Building were under construction. The Empire State Building opened in 1931 in the depths of the Great Depression.

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