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Empire State Realty Trust Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

First commercial portfolio to achieve the rating in the U.S. September 21, 2020 – New York, NY – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today announced that Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), the greater New York metro area office and retail real estate leader, is the first commercial real estate portfolio in the […]

Empire State Building COVID Couples Photoshoot 1,050 ft Above New York City

New York City (September 17, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) Observatory announces that couples throughout the Tri-State area can receive complimentary wedding photography on October 10, 2020 – 10.10.20 – with the purchase of tickets to its Observatories. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., a professional photographer will be available on the Building’s […]

Empire State Realty Trust Signs 63,000 Square Feet Lease In Stamford, CT

NEW YORK CITY, September 16, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) announced today that Berkley Insurance Company (BIC), a subsidiary of W. R. Berkley Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, has signed a new lease through 2033 for 63,173 square feet at Metro Center, in Stamford, Connecticut.   BIC, A+ rated by both Standard […]

Empire State Building Owner on New York City’s Re-Opening

An Interview with President, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, Anthony E Malkin CNBC: Meantime, New York City is expected to begin its phase 3 reopening on Monday, but mayor Bill de Blasio says that will not include indoor dining anymore, as was originally scheduled. And as we head into a new month […]

Empire State Building Observatory Recalls Employees For Training

The Iconic NYC Landmark Prepares to Reopen with New Protocols New York, NY, July 13, 2020 – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the recall of its employees for training in the new protocols and processes required as the final step to prepare for its world-famous Observatory to reopen on July 20, 2020, under […]

Empire State Realty Trust Announces Appointment of Aaron Ratner as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

New York, NY, May 19, 2020 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) (the “Company”), a real estate investment trust with office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, today announced the appointment of Aaron Ratner as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, effective May 26, 2020. In […]

New Yorkers Respond to COVID 19 in “Big Apple” Ways

New York City’s usually bustling streets have been eerily quiet during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However every evening at 7, thousands of New Yorkers open their windows to cheer and bang and toot their appreciation for healthcare workers and others on the front lines. Ariana is only 8 years old, but she brings real big apple […]

Empire State Building COVID-19 Lighting: The Heartbeat of the United States

ROTATING SIREN IN THE MAST IN RECOGNITION OF OUR FIRST RESPONDER HEROES Starting March 30, and through the COVID-19 battle, the Empire State Building’s signature white lights will be replaced nightly with the Heartbeat of America in bright red with a siren of red and white in the mast to pay respect to the heroic […]