'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
New York's famed Hotel Pennsylvania is safe from the wrecking ball, rescued by the economy rather than preservationists.
In the middle of the night, as most of New York slept, something big and bright lit up the Manhattan skyline for just seconds _ a tightly kept secret to all but a handful of people.
In the middle of the night, as most of New York slept, something big and bright lit up the Manhattan skyline for just seconds — a tightly kept secret to all but a handful of people.
The Empire State Building will replace its tower lights with a computer-driven LED system that allows for nearly endless color combinations.
Everything is big with New York's Empire State Building, so upgrading the 20th century elevators running up and down its 102 floors without disrupting thousands of office workers, visitors and tourists each day is no small task.
"I think an upgraded Hotel Pennsylvania will be fantastic for the area," he said, noting that the neighborhood has a few hotels but can use more.
From Manhattan and the Bronx to Staten Island and even New Jersey, "there were hundreds of thousands of people on the streets looking up, filming and videoing, clustered on street corners," when the new lights came on, said Anthony Malkin, whose family controls the iconic art deco building.