New York City

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 …

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Debuts First Property in Brooklyn

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of the Hilton Brooklyn New York. The property is the first Hilton hotel to open in the New York City borough.
The 196-room hotel is part of a 19-story mixed use development that also includes condominiums, commercial, and retail space. The hotel was designed to pay tribute to the Schermerhorn rope factory, which occupied the location in the 19th century, with features such as …

New Aloft Opens in Long Island City

New Aloft Opens in Long Island City

Marriott International announced the opening of a new Aloft property in ,the borough of Queens in New York City. The Aloft Long Island City – Manhattan View is the first Aloft hotel in that borough.
The property has 176 guestrooms, as well as the brand’s signature W XYZ bar. A grab-and-go food-and-beverage area is also located on the premises.
The hotel has 1,000 square feet (92 square meters) of meeting and event …

Gett Announces ‘Gett Together’ SUV Ride-Sharing in New York

Gett Announces ‘Gett Together’ SUV Ride-Sharing in New York

Ride-sharing service Gett announced Gett Together, a ride-sharing with pre-set routes intended for commuting to work.
The service, available in New York City, will be available at no charge for a limited time during its introduction. The company also offers $10 rides anywhere in Manhattan.
Previously known as GetTaxi, the company was founded in Israel in 2010 and Volkswagen acquired a controlling interest in the company in May 2016.
Gett offers ride-sharing services …