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Fight fire with fire. Despite what Punxsutawney Phil predicts, hazardous weather could carry on more months to come, so be sure to check out our ten tips for safe winter driving.  Try to avoid driving on icy roads, but carry a USB-powered flamethrower to help clear the path ahead of you just in case.
Cold-weather arachnida. The Blizzard of 2016 gave …

Uber Drops Prices in New York City by 15%

Uber Drops Prices in New York City by 15%

Ride-hailing service Uber said Friday it had lowered prices in New York City 15%, citing a post-holiday season slowdown.
The company said it was taking this step to keep its drivers busier and decrease the idle time they experience.
Earlier this month, citing a “winter slump,” Uber lowered prices in over 100 cities in the United States and Canada including Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. At that time, it did not …

Winter Storm to Impact 20 States, Over 5,000 Flights Cancelled

Winter Storm to Impact 20 States, Over 5,000 Flights Cancelled

Meteorologists are warning of a major storm that will cross the path of over 85 million people and affect millions of travelers.
A good part of the East Coast can expect over a foot of snow, winds of 50 mph (80 km/h), and blizzard conditions through Sunday.
The storm will impact the East Coast from north Georgia to the Carolinas, the Appalachians, the Ohio Valley, the Tennessee Valley, Mid-Atlantic, and go as …

Saturday’s Blizzard Expected to Cause Travel Nightmare

Saturday’s Blizzard Expected to Cause Travel Nightmare

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The East Coast is gearing up for what could be a historic blizzard this weekend.
The storm is expected to affect as many as 50 million people beginning Friday from Virginia to Boston, including areas in West Virginia and Kentucky, according to the National Weather Service.
As of Friday at 1:30 a.m., over 3,500 flights arriving and/or departing in the United States had been cancelled. The …

‘Blockbuster Blizzard’ Expected to Bring up to 3 Feet of Snow to Parts of the Northeast

‘Blockbuster Blizzard’ Expected to Bring up to 3 Feet of Snow to Parts of the Northeast

The East Coast could potentially get its first real taste of winter this weekend, as a major snowstorm is expected to hit areas of the region. Just ask the meteorologist who tweeted “GFS 00z dumps 30-36″ wind driven snow with blockbuster blizzard for the ages this weekend. Crippling impacts.”
The National Weather Service reports that the storm will bring heavy snow to places from Virginia to New England, as well as …

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

Marriott announced plans to open a new Renaissance hotel in Manhattan this spring. Located in the Garment District, the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel will be the brand’s flagship property in New York.
The hotel will have what the brand calls a “living wall,” an interactive digital display on the property’s façade that respond to human motion and features specially curated digital imagery of local artists and neighborhood experiences.
The hotel will …

New York Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

New York Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the Manhattan’s West Side. The plan would create an additional million square feet (92,900 square meters) of event space and New York City’s largest ballroom at the site. It includes an airy glass addition at the north end of the center with new exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and outdoor event space.
The Javits …