New York City

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 …

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 …