Empire State Green for Iran?

Iranian activists who were disheartened after the rejection of their request to light the top of the Empire State Building green when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town this week can cheer up: The building will be lit green anyway for the “Emerald Gala” celebrating the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Demonstrators plan to stand under the building and cheer when it lights up on Thursday. On the same day, demonstrators will unfurl a mile-long green banner across the Brooklyn Bridge.