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Blizzard Sweeps Across Northeast, Cancelling Flights and Closing Roads

Blizzard Sweeps Across Northeast, Cancelling Flights and Closing Roads

The storm that swept across the Northeast overnight disappointed some parts of the region but hit hard in many places, with winds up to 50 mph (80 km/h) and heavy snowfall.
The storm left more a foot (30 cm) of snow across much of Connecticut and Massachusetts, although its impact on New York City fell short of reaching historic proportions.
A blizzard warning remained in effect for much of Massachusetts and Rhode …

Storm Preparations Continue with Travel Bans and Flight Cancellations

Storm Preparations Continue with Travel Bans and Flight Cancellations

As millions of people in the Northeast prepared for one of the biggest blizzards to ever hit the region, government officials announced travel bans and suspensions and reductions in bus and train service, while urging people to leave work early.
New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, said that the storm will “likely be one of the largest blizzards” in the city’s history, announcing that there would be a ban on …

Blizzard Set to Halt Travel in Northeast, Drop Over Two Feet of Snow in Some Areas

Blizzard Set to Halt Travel in Northeast, Drop Over Two Feet of Snow in Some Areas

A potentially historic blizzard is moving in on the Northeast, and is predicted to dump between one and three feet of snow from New Jersey to Maine by the end of Tuesday.
A blizzard warning was issued for a 250-mile (402-kilometer) stretch of the northeast, from New Jersey to Boston. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned of “one of the largest snowstorms in the history of the city,” a message echoed by …

Winter Storm to Bring Snow, Freezing Rain to the Northeast

Winter Storm to Bring Snow, Freezing Rain to the Northeast

Another winter storm is moving in on the Northeast United States, and is expected to bring as much as ten inches of snow to some places in the region throughout the weekend.
The storm has the potential to disrupt many flights over the weekend, and the National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Weather Advisory in numerous cities, with driving conditions expected to be hazardous in many of the affected …

New York City to Raise Subway and Bus Fares to $2.75

New York City to Raise Subway and Bus Fares to $2.75

The cost of riding a bus or subway in New York City will soon go up.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted on Thursday to raise the fare on subways and buses by 25 cents, to $2.75. The cost of a 30-day MetroCard will increase $4.50, to $116.50.
The agency is also considering fare increases for other trains and buses it operates as well as toll increases for its bridges and tunnels.
The new …

Lobby Bar – November 21: No Blood for Oil, Soothing Cleaning Appliances, and Packing Tips from a Wizard

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The Lobby Bar – A Polished, Droll Summary of FBT News and Views 
Harry Packer. Robert Waldner details eight tips for holiday travel packing. For a most successful trip, purchase one of Hermione’s handbags, which measures 12″ x 14″ x 6″ yet somehow manages twelve cubic feet of internal storage. The bag can be found in Diagon Alley’s West 4th Street location in New York City.
To the microscope! Jeremy Del Nero …

New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City announced that it plans to replace public payphones with Links, hubs that provide free public Wi-Fi Internet. The project, called LinkNYC, will generate an estimated more than $500 million in revenue for the city in the first 12 years.
The city plans to add 10,000 Links, which will offer gigabit speeds from a Wi-Fi network. Links will also provide free domestic phone calls, a charging station for phones, …