| Jan 24, 2011
I'm standing in front of the mirror in our stateroom, looking over my wife's shoulder and tying my black bow tie. It is our first sea day and the first of three formal nights on our leisurely eight-night early January crossing on Cunard Line's spanking-...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 8:21 PM
"Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City"
By David Weitzman
Roaring Brook, $19.99, ages 10-14
A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (about the Empire State...
| Dec 28, 2010
CITY HALL — Glendale could receive solar power generated by a tower higher than the Empire State Building under a nearly $200-million agreement that goes to the City Council next week.
Earlier this month, the City Council introduced the proposed...
| Jul 18, 2010
Heaven may be a little closer in New York these days, especially in Manhattan, where hotels' rooftop bars are among the best places to enjoy summer. A few are restricted to guests, such as those at the Surrey, the Trump SoHo and the Thompson LES, but...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 11:10 AM
The owners of the Empire State Building have agreed to a two-year deal to buy wind-generated electricity to power the iconic skyscraper.
The deal, which was brokered with Green Mountain Energy, will make the Empire State Building the city's largest...
| Jan 28, 2011
The Empire State Building took 410 days to complete. The Golden Gate Bridge a little under four years. The pre-fabricated bridge to cross a pair of old train trestle abutments in Andover?
A decade, and counting.
When it is completed, the quaint, covered...
| Feb 12, 2011
| 10:50 AM
Reporting from aboard the Disney Dream
We’re back for Day 2 from aboard the Disney Dream cruise ship, where we spent the bulk of Friday docked in Nassau, Bahamas.
Full coverage: Read the Day 1 and Day 3 dispatches and view photos from the Disney...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 9:25 AM
Are you tough enough to handle New York City tourists?
That's what a company that sells audio tours and maps inside the Empire State Building is asking in a help-wanted ad on Craigslist.
"Tough-minded, thick-skinned, polished, professional customer-...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 10:57 AM
For decades, the Empire State Building has claimed the high skies of Midtown Manhattan, but a proposed skyscraper that will stand just two blocks away from the iconic building may soon change all that.
Owners of the Empire State Building were fuming...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 2:03 PM
The owner of the Empire State Building says the height of a proposed tower near the iconic skyscraper would forever alter the skyline of New York City.
Anthony Malkin took out a full-page ad in The New York Times Monday asking the City Council to...
| Aug 25, 2010
| 9:34 AM
A New York City Council committee has approved land use and zoning changes for a new skyscraper near the Empire State Building.
The full council votes later Wednesday.
The Empire State Building's owner opposes the project. Anthony Malkin says the...