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Affinia 50, New York – Hotel Review

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Playing the part of a tourist in my own town, I sauntered down 3rd Avenue with nothing but a thin backpack on my way to check in to the Affinia 50 in Midtown Manhattan.  The 22-story hotel is in good company, surrounded by towering office buildings and other luxury lodging establishments, including the  InterContinental New York Barclay on Lexington, the Waldorf Towers down the block, and a W Hotel just …

Vienna: City of Dreams Festival to Open Thursday

Vienna: City of Dreams Festival to Open Thursday

Carnegie Hall announced that its Vienna: City of Dreams Festival, a three-week-long lineup of Vienna-related and inspired art and music events taking place in New York City, will kick off this week with the exhibit Gustav Klimt and the Viennese Secession, followed by the 59th Viennese Opera Ball Friday night .
Beginning this Thursday, February 20, through March 16, more than 40 events paying homage to the Austrian city will take …

Guggenheim to Debut Italian Futurism Exhibit

Guggenheim to Debut Italian Futurism Exhibit

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City announced an upcoming exhibit opening in February, entitled “Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe,”
The exhibit will showcase the works of more than 80 writers, photographers, designers, and artists, featuring more than 360 works in different mediums, including many rare pieces.  Mediums range from theater, music, performance, film and poetry to publications, photography, fashion, design, ceramics, architecture, and advertising.
The works will depict …

United to Increase Service to New York for Super Bowl

United to Increase Service to New York for Super Bowl

United Airlines announced it will increase service from Denver and Seattle to its New York hub at Newark Liberty for the Super Bowl.  Denver and Seattle are the home cities of the Broncos and Seahawks, who will battle it out at the big game on February 2.
The airline will add two flights from Denver International Airport and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport on both January 30 and …

What You Read in 2013: The Most Popular Frequent Business Traveler Stories

What You Read in 2013: The Most Popular Frequent Business Traveler Stories

With the new year just a few days away, we’d like to share with you the most popular news and feature stories we brought to you in 2013.  From new aircraft and lounges to the best flight reviews and survey results, take a look at what articles our readers enjoyed the most this past year.
NEWS
1.)            Boeing Reports Engine Flaw in GE-Powered Dreamliners, 747s. Fortunately a fix is underway.
2.)            American Gets …

Where Are You in New York Contest Winner Announced

Where Are You in New York Contest Winner Announced

Steven Proulx, of Baldwinsville, New York and Zürich, Switzerland, has won the grand prize in the Frequent Business Traveler “Where Are You in New York” photo contest.
Dr. Proulx correctly identified the exact locations of six photos from the New York Metro area.  The prize for the contest winner is a two-night stay at the Conrad New York, located in Battery Park City, lower Manhattan.
The Conrad New York, which opened in …

Review: Opera Omnia Presents The Return of Ulysses

Review: Opera Omnia Presents The Return of Ulysses

Given that New York is one of the largest cities in the world, finding an intimate setting for opera that isn’t as crowded as a subway car during rush hour can be a daunting task.  Nestled in the Hudson Yards neighborhood on Manhattan’s far West Side, however, sits the Baryshnikov Arts Center, which offers a somewhat secret viewing experience in the smaller of its two stages, the 136-seat Howard Gilman …