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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

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

Neighbor: Midtown Shooter Was ‘Nicest Guy,’ But A ‘Little Weird’

Neighbors said Jeffrey Johnson, 58, followed a routine and was always seen wearing a suit. He lived on the third-floor of a six-story walk-up on East 86nd off 3rd Avenue in Manhattan for about year and a half.

08/24/2012

Law enforcement stands near the covered body of a suspected shooter on 5th Ave. near the Empire State Building August 24, 2012. (credit: Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

Local Leaders React To Fatal Shooting Near Empire State Building

The incident, which comes less than two weeks after a knife-wielding man was shot dead by police in Times Square, is prompting some local leaders to call for stricter gun law

08/24/2012

New York City police investigate the scene of a shooting on August 24, 2012 near the Empire State Building. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Mayor Bloomberg: NYC, ‘Safest Big City In The Country,’ Not Safe From Gun Violence

In a press conference following the shooting near the Empire State Building Friday morning, Mayor Bloomberg again made mention of his concern over gun violence and firearm safety in the U.S.

08/24/2012

U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team At NYSE (credit: CBS 2)

Gold Medal-Winning U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team Takes Manhattan

The ‘Fierce Five’ had the honor of ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. The team also symbolically flipped the switch at the Empire State Building earlier in the day to illuminate the building red, white and blue.

08/14/2012

One World Trade Center Rendering (credit: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey/The Durst Organization)

New One World Trade Center Renderings Released

The renderings show how the undulating skyscraper will look as part of the skyline

08/07/2012

Fireworks New York City

The 7 Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks In New York

Broadcast live on 1010 WINS, the official radio station of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the show promises more than 20 minutes and roughly 70,000 pounds of explosions.

07/03/2012

Gray Line Pink Double Decker Bus in New York City (credit: Gray Line Corporation)

Ride The Pink Bus In NYC And Fight Breast Cancer

Four the of the Gray Line’s red double decker tour buses have gone pink for breast cancer awareness, WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported. $1 from each ticket goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

06/19/2012

Rendering of the top of One World Trade Center with shell over antenna (credit: dbox / Silverstein Properties)

Change Means One World Trade Center Might Not Be America’s Tallest Building

A 408-foot-tall decorative shell over the antenna mast has been removed from the tower’s design. That means the building might not be recognized as 1,776-feet-tall when completed.

05/10/2012

Empire State Building (credit: CBS 2)

Empire State Building Getting New LED Lights With 16 Million Color Options

The new energy efficient lights will have 16 million color options, as compared to the 10 used now.

05/08/2012

The Empire State Building and One World Trade Center as seen from Chopper 880 - Apr 30, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

One World Trade Center Becomes NYC’s Tallest Skyscraper

It was a proud moment for construction workers Monday when just after 2 p.m. they installed two 26-foot steel columns making the unfinished tower just over 1,270 feet tall — surpassing the height of the Empire State Building by 21 feet.

04/30/2012

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