New York City

Lobby Bar – June 9: Portable Fireplaces, Bring Your Own Restaurant, and Why Muggles Hate the Theater

Lobby Bar – A Coin-Operated Summary of New and Views. Please Insert Coin Now.
Something missing. Join Jonathan Spira and Jeremy Del Nero at Upper Story, a restaurant by Charlie Palmer. Upper Story is a new concept: BYO restaurant. What started with us bringing our own coffee creamer and dessert and has since evolved into a full-fledged operation that requires dining guests to bring their own tables, chairs, and napkins as …

Restaurant Review: Upper Story by Charlie Palmer, New York City

The show windows that line the corridor on the ground floor of the Decoration and Design Building on Third Avenue in Manhattan tell the story: 18 floors filled with showrooms with furniture of all shapes and sizes for a wide variety of tastes. Upon entering you’d think you might even be in the wrong building. However, do proceed up to the 14th floor, where you’ll find Upper Story, a quiet, …

Ride-Sharing Now An Option in New York City’s Yellow Cabs

Ride-Sharing Now An Option in New York City’s Yellow Cabs

NEW YORK—Yellow cab riders in New York City will be able to share their taxis with a stranger starting Tuesday, receiving a discounted fare in return.
Two companies, Via, a car pool app, and Curb, a yellow-cab hailing app provider, have partnered with over 7,000 yellow cabs in the city to offer the service.
Users must register with one of the apps and will then be able to summon a shared taxi …

At Least 22 Tourists and Pedestrians Injured, 1 Dead in Times Square

At Least 22 Tourists and Pedestrians Injured, 1 Dead in Times Square

NEW YORK—At least 22 people were injured and one person was killed after being struck by a speeding car in a popular tourist district of New York City
The accident occurred around noon local time. The 26-year-old driver appeared to have been intoxicated and had been arrested twice for drunken driving, police officials said.
“Based on information we have at the moment, there is no indication that this was an act of …

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 …