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Battle over Empire State Building helicopter tourism

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A battle is brewing over Empire State Building tourism.

The New York Times is reporting owners of a business offering simulated helicopter rides say the city is unfairly targeting them.

The owners of Skyride, located in the high-rise, say the NYPD has issued 14 tickets and arrested six employees for not having vendor licenses.

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They say it's because the building managers want them out.

The state Supreme Court has now ordered the city to stop issuing tickets until the court can hear the case.

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