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View from the 103rd Floor of the Empire State Building - April 30, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Inaccessible New York: Up To The 103rd Floor Of The Empire State Building

In our Inaccessible New York series, we’ve taken you deep under the city at Grand Central Terminal. Now we’ll take you high atop it at the Empire State Building.

05/30/2013

Empire State Building (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Empire State Building Investors Approve Plan To Offer IPO

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, enough shareholders approved a plan to turn the company into a publicly traded real estate investment trust.

05/29/2013

Empire State Building participates in Light it up Blue campaign for Autism Speaks (file/credit: lightitupblue.org

Empire State Building Among Global Landmarks Going Blue For Autism Awareness

The Centers for Disease Control estimates one in 88 people are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders.

04/02/2013

Preston Bailey, Danielle Brabham, and Michael Lynch at the Empire State Building (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Lucky Couples Get Valentine’s Day Weddings At Empire State Building

Three lucky couples are getting married today at the observation deck of the Empire State Building, and their weddings have been designed by celebrity wedding planner Preston Bailey.

02/14/2013

Participants in Empire State Building Run-Up 2012 (credit: esbnyc.com)

Runners Gear Up For Quarter-Mile Climb In Annual Empire State Building Run-Up

Hundreds of people will lace up their sneakers to scale 1,576 steps up the Empire State Building.

02/06/2013

Empire State Building shooting victim Chenin Duclos (C), surrounded by her lawyers at a news conference announcing her lawsuit Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Empire State Building Shooting Victim Sues NYPD

Chenin Duclos and eight other bystanders were wounded by police gunfire, ricochets and fragments last August. Officers were engaged in a gunfight with a man suspected of gunning down a former co-worker.

01/22/2013

Empire State Building lit up in various colors (credit: ESB Facebook)

Help Pick Official Colors For New LED Tower Lights On Empire State Building

Each evening from sunset to 2 a.m., January 14-20, the North, South, East and West sides of the building will display four shades each of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink in this order, one color per night.

01/14/2013

Empire State Building (credit: CBS 2)

Empire State Building To Light Up Red Or Blue Depending On Who Wins Election

For those folks who have a view of the Manhattan skyline, there will be another way to keep track of who won the presidential election.

11/06/2012

Shooting victim Steve Ercolino. (credit: Facebook)

Mourners Say Goodbye To Man Killed Outside Empire State Building

Mourners gathered for a solemn service at Our Lady of Sorrows in White Plains Wednesday morning in honor of fashion executive Steve Ercolino, who was remembered as a loving uncle, tireless worker and die-hard New York sports fan.

08/29/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses reporters following the shooting near the Empire State Building on Aug. 24, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg Loses His Cool After Reporter Questions Officers’ Actions In Shooting Near Empire State Building

The mayor exploded in anger after a reporter asked him what he thought of the officers opening fire on 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning on a Midtown street, injuring nine bystanders who got caught in the crossfire.

08/28/2012

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Commish Kelly Defends Use Of Force In Shooting Near Empire State Building

Two officers fired a total of 16 rounds at 58-year-old Jeffrey Johnson Friday morning after police said Johnson pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officers.

08/27/2012

Steve Ercolino (credit: Personal Photo)

On WFAN: Paul Ercolino, ESB Shooting Victim’s Brother, Rails Against ‘Horrific’ Photos

“They gave Osama bin Laden more respect and dignity than my brother, sprawled over the — with blood coming from him,” Steven Ercolino’s brother told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton on Monday.

08/27/2012

Jeffrey Johnson's apartment building at 214 East 82nd Street. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer, 1010 WINS)

Man Who Killed Coworker Outside Of Empire State Building Had Been Asked To Leave His Apartment

The man who shot and killed a former co-worker outside of the Empire State Building was not evicted but was told to vacate his Upper East Side apartment so the landlord could make renovations, a police source told Reuters.

08/26/2012

Brian Dillon (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Construction Worker Who Pointed Out Midtown Shooter To Cops Talks

Police were able to quickly respond to Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building after a construction worker nearby pointed out gunman Jeffrey Johnson.

08/26/2012

Shooting Near The Empire State Building (credit: Twitter.com/azipaybarah)

Red Cross Offering Mental Health Support To Witnesses Of Midtown Shooting

The Red Cross has offered support to those who witnessed Friday’s Midtown shooting near the Empire State Building. The organization is typically known for offering shelter, food and clothing during disasters. But the non-profit also said they help out with cold drinks and snacks for first responders, and mental health services for bystanders who witness traumatic events.

08/26/2012

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