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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 …

InterContinental New York Barclay Reopens After Extensive Renovations

InterContinental New York Barclay Reopens After Extensive Renovations

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the reopening of the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel following a $180 million renovation.
The hotel, which was first opened in 1926, had artwork installed that recalls the time of the its opening, including antique maps and early 19th century Hudson River School landscapes. The property’s 704 guestrooms and suites were reenvisioned to be reminiscent of classic Park Avenue homes in Manhattan, and the Club InterContinental lounge …

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown to Open in Manhattan

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown to Open in Manhattan

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new property in New York City come fall. The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown will be located in Lower Manhattan, one block from the World Trade Center.
The hotel, which will open its doors to guests on October 17, will be located in a new, 82-story building that will be the tallest residential building in the area It will …

Lobby Bar – March 18: Mandatory Happiness, Hotels of Cards, and Obama on the Subway

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Lobby Bar – An Alliterative Allusion of FBT News and Views, Perpetually in Neutral
Fun-sized. Jonathan Spira heads to the Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event and has eight recommendations for good grub in NYC. Everything in the event was sample-sized – from the miniature éclairs to the bites of babka – including the napkins and silverware. After dinner, clown cars arrived to ferry guests home.
Tracing game. Which airline currently operates …

Tesla Dramatically Expands Number of Charging Stations in Manhattan

Tesla Dramatically Expands Number of Charging Stations in Manhattan

Tesla Motors is in the process of deploying additional charging stations in Manhattan, a move that will make the ratio of charging stations to gas stations more than 2 to 1.
By the end of March, Tesla’s network of charging stations will number 105 in Manhattan. By contrast, there are fewer than 40 gas stations in the borough, a 33% decrease from 2004.
Most of the Tesla charging stations will be free …

Weekend Nor’easter Could Snarl Travel on East Coast

Weekend Nor’easter Could Snarl Travel on East Coast

Winter may not be over yet for parts of the East Coast, as a late nor’easter could impact much of the region come Monday.
Areas including New York City and Hartford, Connecticut could see as much as a foot of snow through Monday if the storm continues its course. However, depending on cold air movements and jetstreams, snowfall may be minimal.
As it stands now though, cities as far south as Washington, …

8 Best New York City Restaurants from the 2016 Village Voice Choices Eats Tasting Event

Fish tacos from Belle Reve

In a city such as New York, with thousands of restaurants, many within walking distance from wherever one may happen to be, it’s difficult to make up one’s mind and pick a place to eat.  Did I want southern? Or fish tacos? Or perhaps something I didn’t even know existed?
That was my dilemma on a warm Friday evening in March but I was lucky enough to have been invited to …