Empire State Building

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

Steve Ercolino (credit: Personal Photo)

Woman Recalls Feeling Helpless As She Witnessed Her Friend’s Murder

Former coworkers of Jeffrey Johnson, the alleged perpetrator of Friday’s shooting on West 33rd Street, near the Empire State Building, claimed that he had feuded with the victim, Steve Ercolino, in the past.

08/25/2012

Scene Of Shooting Near Empire State Building (Credit: CBS 2)

Investigators Digging To Find What Caused Gunman Jeffrey Johnson To Suddenly Snap

Investigators are digging deeper into Friday’s midtown shooting, learning more about the gunman and why he suddenly snapped, killing his old boss at an apparel company.

08/25/2012

Empire State Building Shooting Victim Robert Asika (Credit: CBS 2)

Three Of Nine Bystanders Hit By Gunfire Near ESB Remain Hospitalized

Three of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire during Friday’s Empire State Building shooting remained hospitalized on Saturday morning. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly confirmed that all nine bystanders were hit by police officers’ bullets.

08/25/2012

Police examine the body of gunman Jeffrey Johnson, shot dead near the Empire State Building on Aug. 24, 2012. (credit: Eric Yang, Gearpatrol.com)

NYPD: Disgruntled Man Kills Former Co-Worker Near Empire State Building Before Cops Fatally Shoot Him

A disgruntled employee recently fired from his job shot and killed one of his co-workers then opened fire on the street near the Empire State Building before being shot and killed by police, authorities said Friday.

08/24/2012

A section of Fifth Avenue sits closed by police outside the Empire State Building after it re-opened to the public following a deadly  shooting. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Security Expert On Shooting Near ESB: Cops Had No Other Choice

The deadly police shooting near the Empire State Building comes less than two weeks after another one near Times Square, where a knife-wielding Darius Kennedy was taken down by officers.

08/24/2012

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