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The Empire State Building is Now a Disco Stick: VIDEO


Last night, the Empire State Building put on its first show with its new LED lighting system. It was coordinated with a live performance by Alicia Keys of “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind" which was simulcast on Clear Channel radio stations across the city such as Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite FM beginning at 9 pm.

Mashable writes:

The new system has lighting capabilities from more than 16 million colors, along with effects such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. The LED system also allows for more control and lighting management.

The Empire State Building previously used its new LED Lights on Election Night, allowing New Yorkers to see incoming state and electoral vote results. The mast was highlighted in blue and red to show the two sides that represent President Obama and Gov. Romney’s electoral vote totals, while data from CNN was displayed on its LED-illuminated “meter,” which will be positioned at the spire of the building.

Watch the show from Hoboken, New Jersey, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Sandy, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rubio, Peek-A-Boo

1NewsIcon Is Bryce Chandler Joe Simpson's secret gay lover?

WrightHouse1NewsIcon A couple in Phoenix, Arizona, are preparing to do battle with preservationists trying to grant landmark status to a Frank Lloyd Wright home they want to demolish for profit: "Just as Mr. Sells and Mr. Hoffman prepared to close on the deal, preservationists involved in protecting Wright’s legacy reached out to the city, asking that the house be considered for landmark status. Mr. Sells, 50, a technology entrepreneur, said he had no idea of its significance, or of the difference 'between Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wright brothers.'"

1NewsIcon Ellen DeGeneres gives Halle Berry a spidery scare.

1NewsIcon Hurricane Sandy is a'coming.

1NewsIcon The storm's Caribbean death toll is 48.

Tremors1NewsIcon 1990s horror movies, a retrospective.

1NewsIcon Pennsylvania lawmakers don't appear interested in the ongoing gay marriage debates swirling around them.

1NewsIcon Alicia Silverstone says her first boyfriend was gay: "I've had so many crushes on gay boys. My first love was so gay, and I didn't know. I used to defend him because everyone would say he was gay, but he'd say he wasn't. Then, about six years later, he had the big talk with me."

1NewsIcon Peek-a-boo explained.

1NewsIcon The Carrie Diaries, a "prequel" to Sex and the City, has released a season preview and cast a love interest, a love interest we all know won't stand the test of time.

1NewsIcon Gay activists in Jamaica taking on colonial era "buggery laws": "The legal challenge is being taken to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is modelled on the European Court of Human Rights. Jamaica is not a full member and any ruling would only be advisory and not binding; it would, nonetheless, send out a strong signal of international disapproval."

Rubio1NewsIcon Good, sticky line from Romney supporter Marco Rubio about President Obama's policies: "They’re the ideas that have failed every time they’ve been tried. They’re expensive ideas. They’re the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from."

1NewsIcon Gay men make great husbands, according to ladies interviewed by The Hindustan Times.

1NewsIcon Check out the new video for Nicki Minaj's "Va-Va-Voom".

Inside NYC's New Tallest Residential Tower: VIDEO


The NYT goes to the top of One57, a 1,004 foot tower that will be Manhattan's tallest residential building with a duplex that recently sold for $95 million:

“The scale of wealth in this building is just unheard of,” said Jonathan J. Miller, president of Miller Samuel, a property appraiser. “Despite all the problems economically, you are seeing these people invest in real estate unlike in any period that has ever happened.”


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1 World Trade Center About to Surpass Empire State as Tallest Building in New York City: Time-Lapse VIDEO


The EarthCam has been keeping a watchful eye on the activity at One World Trade Center over several years. As early as Monday, the tower is expected to surpass the height of the Empire State Building, making it the tallest structure in New York City.

Check out the time-lapsee of it rising, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Stunning New Photos from the Top of the New World Trade Center


The World Trade Center's twitter feed has been pumping out some brand new HDR views from One World Trade this week.

Check out a few more, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via buzzfeed)

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NEWS: Mitt Romney Is A Betting Man, Louis C. K. Talks About Tracey Morgan, Marriage Suits In Hawaii, Two Disturbing Buildings


Road At ABC's Republican debate in Des Moines, Mitt Romney reminded everyone that he's really, really rich. Watch him offer Rick Perry a $10,000 bet AFTER THE JUMP ...

Road Rick Santorum: "Science should get out of politics."

Road On Wednesday, a new shelter for homeless LGBT youth will open in Philly:

The Night Resource Program, which will operate out of the Arch Street Presbyterian Church, 1724 Arch St., was made possible through a $5,000 grant by the Henrietta Tower Wurts Fund and a $5,000 grant from the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia — as well as $2,500 in fundraising.

Participants will be guaranteed a 30-day stay with the possibility of an extension depending on space availability and the individual’s progress.

Dinner and breakfast will be served daily, and individuals will have access to on-site case managers, who are MSW students at Temple University, as well as a therapist. Additionally, participants will be connected with daytime services through the Youth Health Empowerment Project.

Road This high school's girls' basketball team had a pre-game chant that went like this: "One, two, three, [N-word]!" It caused some problems.

Road Why is high school senior Angela Zhang cooler than we'll ever be?

17 year old high school senior Angela Zhang just earned a $100,000 scholarship at the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology for designing a nanoparticle which targets cancer stem cells. It’s somewhat similar to this, but rather than attacking messenger RNA it instead delivers a dose of the drug salinomycin directly to the tumor cells. In addition, the nanoparticle is gold and iron-oxide based, so it can also be used to detect cancer with noninvasive means such as MRI and Photoacoustic imaging. A particle that delivers targeted doses of meds directly to affected cells, lessens side effects, helps prevent cancer resistance, and doubles as an MRI contrast solution to diagnose/monitor progress? Holy crap, that’s awesome.

Road Why did Kansas University buy the domain name ""?

Road How will a Minnesota school district wonders talk about LGBT issues in the classroom?

YongSanDreamHub Road There's something not right about these buildings.

Road Louis C.K. talks some more about Tracey Morgan's homophobic comedy routine:

“I think the opportunity that was lost was for the gay community to ask Tracy, ‘why did you say that’ and ‘what was your dad like’ and ‘what is being a man mean to you,’ you know what I mean? It could have been a starting point of a conversation that might have actually made a difference in how people feel about homophobia.”

Road In Hawaii, a lesbian couple sue for the right to marry:

Natasha N. Jackson, and Janin Kleid filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court Wednesday, claiming that their rights to due process and equal protection as guaranteed in the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution were violated. The defendants named are Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Loretta J. Fuddy, director of the state health department.

Road Barack Obama is all things to all people. Pro-smog yet pro-environment; pro-choice yet anti-morning-after pill ...

Without a Democratic challenger who might tug him to the left, Obama is free to try to neutralize Republican efforts to tar him as a liberal ideologue by taking steps toward the political center.

At the same time, he is finding opportunities to boost his standing with his most committed backers. For example, he has appealed to environmentalists by delaying an oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas, and to gay rights activists by bolstering gay rights overseas and helping end a ban on gays in the military.

Road French rightists fight radical Islam by giving themselves gout.

Road Half the people in America have now parodied Rick Perry's anti-gay television ad. Gay Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is one of them.

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