Empire State Building

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

One World Trade Center is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Port Authority To Declare One World Trade Center NYC’s Tallest Skyscraper On Monday

One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday

04/29/2012

An example of the green taxis that will hit the streets of New York. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

New Fleet Of Green Taxis Set To Hit The Outer Boroughs In June

The yellow cab is as much a New York tradition as the Yankees or visiting the Empire State Building. But these new fleet of taxis that will hit the streets in June in the outer boroughs will be the color green.

04/29/2012

One World Trade Center is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Apr 3, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Port Authority: One World Trade Center To Pass Empire State Building Next Week

There is a sort of modern-day skyscraper race going on as One World Trade Center races to pass its 1,250-foot-tall landmark to the north.

04/24/2012

This graphic was posted to some websites and web forums sympathetic to Al Qaeda, police said on Monday.

NYPD Investigating ‘Al Qaeda’ Graphic Posted To Sympathetic Websites

The NYPD’s Intelligence Division’s cyber unit is investigating the poster that was posted in the “artwork and design” section of a forum and whether it constitutes a “credible threat.”

04/02/2012

One World Trade Center rises over Manhattan as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

One World Trade Center Reaches 100 Floors

One World Trade Center has hit the 100 floor mark and is four feet from becoming the tallest building in the city and surpassing the Empire State Building.

04/02/2012

The Empire State Building is seen from Chopper 880 - New York, NY - Jan 31, 2008 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Empire State Building, JFK Tower Honoring World Autism Awareness Day

New CDC figures place 1 in 88 kids on the autism spectrum. It aflicts 1 in every 54 boys.

04/02/2012

A Girl Scout birthday celebration
Credit: Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Center

N.J. Girl Scouts Mark Organization’s 100th Anniversary; L.I. Girls Celebrating Too

The historic American organization, which began as an 18-girl group in Savannah, Georgia, will celebrate its 100th anniversary Monday. Across the United States, over 3.2 million current girl scouts will commemorate the milestone.

03/12/2012

One World Trade Center - New York, NY (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Port Authority Hopes Antenna Will Be Crown Jewel Of 1 WTC

Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye is very excited about the 408-foot-tall broadcast tower planned for the 104th floor of the new One World Trade Center.

03/09/2012

Timothy Cardinal Dolan in Vatican City - Feb 18, 2012 (credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Catholic League Upset Empire State Building To ‘Stiff’ Cardinal Dolan

The Catholic League’s Bill Donohue is still steamed over the Empire State Building refusing to honor Mother Teresa and he says it’s not surprising that they’re going to “stiff” the newly elevated Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

02/24/2012

Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur atop the Empire State Building - New York, NY - Feb 14, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Couple From Alaska Marries On Valentine’s Day At Empire State Building

Stephanie Figarelle wore a simple black suit and Lela McArthur wore a white silk gown as the two exchanged vows Tuesday at the Empire State Building. It’s the first same-sex ceremony at the landmark.

02/14/2012

Jake Ballard (credit: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images), Batchagaloop Jones (credit: Al Dukes/WFAN)

B&C Morning Show: Lighting The Empire State Building Blue And Dinner With D’Antoni

Enter everyone’s favorite left guard ‘Batchagaloop Jones.’

WFAN–01/13/2012

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