New York City

Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta to Offer Helicopter Transfers from Manhattan to JFK

Delta Air Lines announced it will once again offer a helicopter transfer service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Manhattan starting April 24.
The transfer service, which will take roughly five minutes, will be operated by Blade, an on-demand aviation company. Blade has three heliport lounges in Manhattan.
Delta will charge $250 on top of Blade’s standard fee, which is $195 from Manhattan to JFK on a scheduled flight.
The Atlanta-based airline …

Short Stay: Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel, Flushing, N.Y. – Review

Pet-friendly hotels have become a thing, so we wanted to see if they live up to our expectations. Since I don’t own a dog, I borrowed one from FBT Editorial Director Jonathan Spira, who was happy to let Snickers get the pampered pooch treatment for a night.
After picking up Snickers the Wonderdog, I drove to downtown Flushing and pulled into the Sheraton’s private parking garage, where the garage attendant had a …

Police at New York Area Airports: We Will Not Remove Passengers from an Aircraft

Police at New York Area Airports: We Will Not Remove Passengers from an Aircraft

Following the dramatic removal of a passenger from a United Airlines flight in Chicago earlier in the week, the Port Authority Police Department, which is responsible for John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and Newark Liberty International airports, reiterated an existing policy that forbids its officers from assisting “in the physical removal of the passenger” at the request of an airline.
The department reminded its officers of this policy this week.
“If/when an …

Thousands of Flights Cancelled As Storm Slams Northeast

Thousands of Flights Cancelled As Storm Slams Northeast

As a nor’easter batters the East Coast, up to two feet of snow is expected in many areas and thousands of flights have been cancelled as a result. In New York City, above-ground subways have been shut down although below-ground service continues to operate, and public schools in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston are closed.
While the forecast for New York City has been downgraded to 4” to 8” by …

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West Opens in Manhattan

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West Opens in Manhattan

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Manhattan. The DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West is located near the city’s Broadway theater district.
The 37-story hotel has 612 guestrooms. The property also provides 1,000 square feet (93 square meters) of meeting and event space, as well as a 24-hour business center.
Guests have a choice of dining venues that include the Lovage Rooftop and Indoor …

New York’s Bridges and Tunnels Begin to Go Cashless

New York’s Bridges and Tunnels Begin to Go Cashless

The agency that operates the city’s bridges and tunnels converted the city’s two major tunnels – the Queens Midtown and the Hugh L. Carey (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) – to cashless toll collection this past week as part of the city’s plan. At 9,117 feet in length, the latter is the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in the United States.
The Carey Tunnel went cashless last week and the Midtown …

Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Service to be Available at all New York City Subway Stations Starting Monday

Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Service to be Available at all New York City Subway Stations Starting Monday

Hot on the heels of the opening of the long-delayed Second Avenue Subway, New York City will soon offer mobile phone and Wi-Fi service at all subway stations in the city.
The installation of Wi-Fi service at all 279 subway stations was actually completed late last year. In a statement issued Thursday, the MTA said that subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless will have full voice and data coverage …