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New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

New Even Hotel Opens in Brooklyn

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of the Even Hotel Brooklyn in New York City.
The 13-story property offers 202 guestrooms, each with a private mini gym/workout area,
The workout areas have cork flooring and personal exercise equipment including a stability ball, yoga mat, and workout bands. The hotel also provides complimentary Wi-Fi.
In addition to the in-room fitness area, the property also has a 24-hour, two-level gym. Guests may avail themselves of …

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Lyft Debuts ‘Premier’ Premium Service in Los Angeles, N.Y., San Francisco

Ride-hailing service Lyft announced a new premium service, Lyft Premier, in three key markets.
The new offering summons drivers of more luxurious vehicles such as a BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, or Cadillac Escalade as opposed to more pedestrian vehicles.
“If you’re one of the many Lyft passengers who has told us you want a more stylish arrival for business trips and special nights out, we have a new ride option you’re …

Historic Waldorf Astoria to Close for Three-Year Renovation Project

Historic Waldorf Astoria to Close for Three-Year Renovation Project

The landmark Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City will shut down for a three-year renovation next spring.
The work will include converting many of the hotel rooms into private condominium apartments, which will leave the property with some 300 to 500 guestrooms when it reopens approximately three years later. It currently has 1,413 rooms.
The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
The property was purchased by China’s Anbang …

New York City Announces ‘LaGuardia Link’ Shuttle Bus

New York City Announces ‘LaGuardia Link’ Shuttle Bus

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday new shuttle bus service to LaGuardia Airport.
The LaGuardia Link shuttle bus was unveiled at the groundbreaking for the new LaGuardia Airport terminal and it is designed to ferry passengers to and from nearby subway stations.
The new service will be based on the existing Q70 bus route, which already operates non-stop between the Roosevelt Avenue subway stop for the E, F, M, and …

Lobby Bar – June 10: Pizza Timeshares, Champagne in Orbit, and Cold Hard Cash Cars

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Lobby Bar – A Confounding Compendium of FBT News and Views
Remain the same. What on earth will happen if the United Kingdom decides to leave the European Union? The answer: chaos will ensue. Should the vote go in favor of the Brexit, the announced it would immediately adopt its own currency and begin driving on the opposite side of the road as the other countries.
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Uber Offering 75% Discount in New York City

Uber Offering 75% Discount in New York City

Ride-hailing service Uber is offering existing customers in New York City a 75% discount on their next five rides.
The targeted offer, which the company said is non-transferable, is being made by e-mail and is available on uberX and uberPool rides with a maximum discount of $10 per ride. The discount does not apply to surcharges or bridge, tunnel, or highway tolls.
“With 75% off your next 5 rides, you’re sure to …

New York City Debuts First Wi-Fi Enabled Buses

New York City Debuts First Wi-Fi Enabled Buses

New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple suffering from nomophobia will no longer have to avoid the city’s buses. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rolling out its new blue-and-yellow Wi-Fi enabled buses on Tuesday.
While there are only 75 on the streets now, the city plans to deploy a total of 2,042 in total.
Each bus has 55 USB charging ports on board, as well as three LCD information displays …