The Empire State Building colors explained!

On your last visit to New York, did you notice the colors of the Empire State Building? And, when they changed the next night, did you find yourself wondering what the devil was going on?

You’re not alone. Most New Yorkers feel the same way — we look up at the glowing wash of color and go “hmm … is that … for a sporting event? Is it a random national holiday today?”

We think about it, we ask each other; but often, we’re stumped and never do find out the truth.

No more! Our queries are finally addressed here on Not only will it tell you what color the Empire State Building is today (in case you’re out of town or it’s daytime), but it will tell you why.

You can even RSS it. Thank you, internet!

(Today it’s orange, black and white for Halloween.)