Articles tagged “New York”

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From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

From Place to Platform: The Rise of Smart Neighborhoods

Greg Oates, SkiftX

The intense focus on smart city design and development today needs to be explored through the lens of neighborhoods to make the theme more approachable for mainstream conversation and community engagement.

3 months ago

Grand Hotels Are Getting Long-Overdue Attention From Developers

Grand Hotels Are Getting Long-Overdue Attention From Developers

Alyson Krueger, Bloomberg

Guess what? Travel's favorite buzzword du jour, "authentic," can apply to Grand Hotels, and developers are taking advantage.

3 months ago

New York’s Double-Decker Tour Buses May Face Tighter Regulation

New York’s Double-Decker Tour Buses May Face Tighter Regulation

David Klepper, Associated Press

Pending new regulation, maybe it's time for these giant tour buses to take a cue from New York City's tourism board and spread out to less-congested neighborhoods.

7 months ago

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

New York’s Growing Economy Calls for Airport and Train Upgrades

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

People won't like construction at JFK and Newark airports, nor will they like suspended late-night subway service, but guess what? New York has bigger sustainability problems on its hands.

7 months ago

Motorist in New York City Mows Down Pedestrians, Leading to Fatalities

Motorist in New York City Mows Down Pedestrians, Leading to Fatalities

Colleen Long and Jake Pearson, Associated Press

8 months ago

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Legoland Theme Park Is Coming to New York in 2020

Associated Press

Legoland has proven popular for families with young kids and continues to build a following in the United States. Located 50 miles from New York City, the first Legoland park in the Northeast will need to get creative to attract tourists who are visiting the Big Apple.

8 months ago

Governors to Amtrak: Busiest Rail Station in the U.S. Needs a Private Operator

Governors to Amtrak: Busiest Rail Station in the U.S. Needs a Private Operator

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

You wouldn't know by looking at the basket case that is Penn Station, but rail is actually market-driven in some countries.

1 year ago

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

New York Launches Ferry Service to Better Connect the Boroughs

Associated Press

This new ferry service could end up helping tourists as much as locals. Not only can it relieve some pressure on overcrowded trains and buses, but tourists love views of the city and everyone wants a more pleasant trip to Rockaway Beach in Queens in the summer.

1 year ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

New York’s Metropolitan Museum Considers New Fees That Would Impact Tourists

Associated Press

Tourists like transparency. They markedly do not like paying $100 to get their family into The Met, only to discover later that they could have paid nothing. Then again, MoMA charges a mandatory $25 and its galleries are packed, so maybe fees don't turn people off as much as we think.

1 year ago

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Nighttime Food Markets Draw Locals and Tourists in Cities Throughout the U.S.

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Good food, day or night, is always a welcome draw whether you're a visitor or a local and we can definitely get behind this new wave of Asia-inspired night markets.

1 year ago

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

April the Giraffe Becomes Cash Cow for Tiny Zoo and Local Tourism

Mary Esch, Associated Press

Does your destination have trouble attracting visitors? There's an easy solution: Have a pregnant giraffe at the ready and livestream the birth. Oh well.

1 year ago

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Multitasks as a Workout Center

Verena Dobnik , Associated Press

Leave it to an iconic museum to get creative about the use of its space and the creation of exercise art. How would this work at The Smithsonian or The Louvre?

1 year ago