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New York City is considering a bag tax, so it’s time to re-watch “Plastic State of Mind”

A group of activists re-wrote NYC’s unofficial anthem, “Empire State of Mind,” and created a bombastic parody video.

Hugh Jackman Honors Australia Day By Climbing the Empire State Building

Hugh Jackman is handsome in a suit while visiting the Empire State Building’s 86th floor observatory for Australia Day on Friday (January 23) in New York City. The 46-year-old Aussie actor was joined by Julie Bishop, who is the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hugh Jackman “Awesome morning [...]

History Lessons: New York City Is Getting a Second 'Empire State Building'

Thanks to an approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, the isle of Manhattan will soon have two structures dubbed the "Empire State Building." A once-divey, now-regal prewar rental building headed for a li'l facelift, 640 Broadway will have that...

Another Empire State Building Is Located On Broadway

Did you know there's another building called the Empire State Building? It's significantly shorter and less iconic, but it did have the name first. According to Curbed, 640 Broadway was built in 1897, and above its entryway were the words "Empire State Building," which will reappear following a proposed restoration. [ more › ]

Post-surgical infection rates remain stubbornly high

If you need surgery on your colon, you might think about going out of state for treatment. Hospitals in the Empire State scored worse than the nation as a whole in five out of six categories of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Chester Finn: A huge week for education reform

Talk about glaciers melting! The high-profile-yet-nearly-immobile education policies and politics of the Empire State may have cracked

Sylvester Stallone Surprises Tourists With Selfie After They Run 'Rocky' Steps

You might climb to the top of the Empire State Building, and never meet King Kong. Or visit Katz's Delicatessen, and never encounter Meg Ryan. But tourists who ran the iconic "Rocky" steps Saturday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art hit the movie-location jackpot, The Associated Press reported. Show More Summary

Agent Carter Ordered Offline In China By Media Censors - Peggy is not amused.

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both Agent Carter and Fox drama Empire have both been ordered off the Internet by the State General Administration for Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), who regulate all media in the country.

Nigerians face killings, kidnappings , hunger in Boko Haram’s “Islamic state

Boko Haram says it is building an Islamic state that will revive the glory days of northern Nigeria’s medieval Muslim empires, but for those in its territory life is a litany of killings, kidnappings, hunger and economic collapse. The Islamist group’s five-year-old campaign has become one of the deadliest in the world, with around 10,000 […]

LOOK: Empire State Building lit up in Seahawks, Patriots colors

The Empire State Building was lit up in Seahawks and Patriots colors on Sunday night to honor the Super Bowl participants.

UPDATE: @NJCSA hires Darth Vader to suppress charter school study

Cross-posted at Marie Corfield. Promoted by Rosi. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Last week I reported that, in what many feel is a blatant attempt to suppress first amendment rights, the New Jersey Charter Schools Association filed state ethics charges against Rutgers Professor Julia Sass Rubin after she and Rutgers doctoral student Mark Weber (aka. Show More Summary

The New King Kong Movie Is Taking Place WHERE?! J.K. Simmons Drops Some Surprising Details On The Monstrous Sequel!

If you're hoping to see King Kong scale the Empire State Building and wreak havoc on New York one more time, then we've got some pretty bad news for you! Right now, there's not a whole lot known about the upcoming 2017 flick, Kong: Skull Island, other than the fact that it's being made and will [...]

Zero Milestone in Washington, D.C., United States

Modeled after ancient Rome's Golden Milestone, which itself was a gesture meant to unify the disparate people's of the once-sprawling empire, the Zero Milestone in Washington, D.C. was created as a symbol of the effectiveness of the country's road system, but in the end its influence never spread past the city limits. Show More Summary

New York Manufacturers Expanded Again in January After Contracting in December

The Empire State Manufacturing Survey found that activity expanded again in January after contracting slightly in December. The New YorkRead the Rest...

Manufacturing In The Northeast Heats Up

At 8:30, we'll get the Empire State manufacturing index report. Economists estimate this regional activity index jumped to 5.0 in January from -3.5 in December. "We look for a January reading of 4.0 for the Empire State manufacturing...Show More Summary

Empire State Transportation Alliance (ESTA)

The Empire State Transportation Alliance is a coalition of business, civic, labor and environmental organizations that seek to build consensus for expanded resources for New York State transportation.

MLS's New York Clubs Aren't Performing Like a Major Market

The New York Red Bulls, just six weeks removed from their appearance in the Eastern Conference final, have contributed to the recent drama in the Empire State. Their latest transactions, coupled with the Frank Lampard confusion—which...Show More Summary

Empire State Building Lit Up in Ohio State, Oregon Colors for Championship Game

The Empire State Building has joined the fun leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship game between Ohio State and Oregon. The famed New York City building is lit up in Ohio State and Oregon colors. It may look like Christmas colors, but hey, this game is a present. Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com

The Empire State Building Went Dark For Charlie Hebdo Victims

Gesture of solidarity comes as over a million take to the streets of Paris

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