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Articles tagged “nyc”


El Al Airlines hasn’t decided whether they will honor $400 tickets to Tel Aviv

Over 5,000 round-trip tickets from New York to Tel Aviv sold for a quarter of the usual fare on Monday after news of the computer glitch spread through social media and New York's large Jewish community.


Boris Johnson’s culture report numerically compares cultures of 12 global cities

Is it possible to capture the culture of a city by counting how many museums, bookshops, and comedy clubs it has? Perhaps culture is under-researched because it is something that is better felt than counted.


How NY MTA spent $1.35 million putting up and taking down security bollards

It's questionable how granite posts could have ever protected LIRR's Atlantic Station from a terrorist attack, but if the MTA had been itching to spend money, we wish they had started on Penn Station’s much needed make over instead.


Video: Traffic analyst shows why New York City should reconsider adding 2,000 taxis

New Yorkers will have different opinions on the trade-off between quickly finding a taxi and paying higher taxi fares, but all will appreciate this video with 100 years of transit changes.

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NYC subway disruption: Google puts transit alerts into maps

Ignorance is far from bliss -- especially if you can consult Google Maps before you head out into the NYC subways to see what treats the MTA has in store for you.


NYC sends mixed signals over bike share launch date

Transportation Nation gets into the nitty-gritty of the confusion surrounding the official bike share launch, but NYC residents should start seeing the first stages of deployment some time by September -- depending on your neighborhood.

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New York City to use old phone booths to broadcast free public Wi-Fi

As opposed to Starbuck with chairs and tables, the city's campaign is targeted a smartphone and tablet users (or  a laptop user with good balance) who need a little extra connection along their way.


No big thinking for New York City’s makeover of despised Penn Station

You don't need to be Louis Kahn to appreciate how wretched an experience it is to pass through NY Penn Station. Any proposal that doesn't begin with razing the structure is thinking too small.


New York City hotels lead the rooftop bar trend

As summer heats up, evening activities migrate to outdoor spaces. Here's how New York stays ahead of the game.


New York beyond Manhattan is becoming a reality in hotel industry

Artisanal Brooklyn's now a destination in itself, so that's an obvious one to tap for hospitality industry. Then Long Island City in Queen, a stop or two into Manhattan, makes an easy hop for tourists.