Europe Reopens to Visitors, But Americans Aren’t Invited

by Anna Breuer

Much of Europe will undergo a grand reopening of sorts on Monday and Tuesday as these two days mark when a multiple countries will reopen their borders.  But the list of countries whose citizens will be admitted is quite limited in some cases and varies greatly from land to land.
Indeed, June 15 marks the official date for border controls between Schengen member states to be lifted, although each country will …

From ‘Third World’ to Soaring: LaGuardia’s New Central Terminal Opens Its Doors With Little Fanfare

by Paul Riegler

“It is hard to build a new airport while you are operating an old airport,” said New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at a ceremony at LaGuardia Airport 18 months ago when the new Eastern Concourse was opened.
Hard it was. But not impossible.
On Saturday, the strikingly modern Arrivals and Departures Hall at the new LaGuardia Airport opened its doors to passengers and onlookers alike, as well as to a few members …

4 Tips to Survive the Rest of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Paul Riegler

The warmer weather and sunny skies in most of the Northern Hemisphere, not to mention dozens of protests against police brutality with tens of thousands of particiapnts, can be misleading.  One might even begin to think that the pandemic is over.
It isn’t by a long shot.
In many parts of the world, the number of cases and deaths has fallen dramatically.  In places such as Austria and Germany, the infection rate …

Review and Test Drive: 2020 Mazda Mazda6 Signature – Road Trip to Asbury Park

by Jonathan Spira

Reviewing cars during the worst of the coronavirus pandemic here in the New York area was one of the few things I could really look forward to and the temporary drop in traffic made far longer day trips possible as a perverse form of compensation.
Every spring, like clockwork we have added a Mazda Mazda6 to our short-term press fleet and its arrival was always greatly anticipated.
One reason is because all …

Survey: When Do You Plan to Fly, Dine Out, and Shake Hands Again?

by Kurt Stolz

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus has placed life on hold for hundreds of millions of people across the globe.  Today, however, many regions are beginning to reopen and allow many everyday activities.
What you do is wholly dependent on your comfort level and, while many are confident to go to a doctor’s office for non-urgent care at this point, probably an equal number are not.
We want your personal opinions on …

No Tony Awards? Here Are the 2020 Centurion Theater Awards

by Anna Breuer

The 74th Tony Awards were slated to take place Sunday evening at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, but the pandemic had other plans for it.
In what seems a lifetime ago, Broadway theaters along with several of New York City’s major cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera closed “temporarily” as part of an effort to limit the spread of the …

CDC Study Finds Using Disinfectants Such As Bleach is a Risky Business

by Paul Riegler

The incorrect use of Clorox wipes may be the least of many people’s challenges when it comes to using chemicals or disinfectants when trying to protect against the spread of Covid-19.
Indeed, thanks to some unwanted publicity, visitors to the Clorox wipes website are greeted with a pop-up banner that says, “Bleach and other disinfectants are not suitable for consumption or injection under any circumstances.”
A new study conducted by the Centers …