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New York’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Is Now Yesterday’s News

New York’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Is Now Yesterday’s News

The Nissan NV200, which was named New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” in 2011 by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, is no longer the only taxi in town available to drivers for purchase.
Trumpeted by its proponents and the subject of legal action that was resolved (in favor of Nissan and the city) in 2015, it was seen by some as the spiritual successor to the vaunted Checker cab and offered increased …

Priority Pass Adds Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounges in DC and Newark

Priority Pass Adds Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounges in DC and Newark

Priority Pass, the airport lounge program operated by the Collinson Group, announced the addition of two Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges to its portfolio.
The lounges are located at Washington Dulles International and Newark Liberty International airports.
Members have had access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Los Angeles International Airport since last November.
The Clubhouse at Dulles is in Concourse A across from gate A32 and is open to Priority Pass members from …

Lake Shore Limited Train Between New York and Chicago To Be Temporarily Suspended

Lake Shore Limited Train Between New York and Chicago To Be Temporarily Suspended

Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited train, which runs between New York City and Chicago, will be temporarily suspended until September 3 due to repair work.  A separate Lake Shore Limited train between Boston and Chicago will, however, continue to operate.
The suspension of the New York route comes as Amtrak makes repairs to Penn Station. Amtrak is updating the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge’s electrical and mechanical equipment that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy …

Hudson’s Bay to Shutter Iconic Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Store in New York City

Hudson’s Bay to Shutter Iconic Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue Store in New York City

The Hudson’s Bay Co. said Tuesday it will close multiple stores including the iconic Lord & Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.
The Starrett & van Vleck-designed Fifth Avenue store opened its doors on February 24, 1914 and has been an attraction for locals and tourists alike, especially during the holiday season when Lord & Taylor unveils its whimsical holiday window displays.
The news comes as the retailer has continued …

Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic announced it will launch new routes and increase flights to various U. S. destinations from Manchester next spring.
The carrier will begin new service to Los Angeles next May 22, which it will operate three times a week. Also on May 22, the airline plans to increase its service to Boston to three flights a week.
The airline will also increase flights to Las Vegas from Manchester, doubling from twice …

United Opens Third Polaris Lounge

United Airlines opened its third Polaris Lounge, this one at Newark Liberty International Airport, on Thursday.
The Chicago-based airline originally planned to open it this summer. It opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, on April 30.
Like other Polaris Lounges, this one is open only to Polaris-ticketed customers. United says that the Newark lounge embraces “the energy” of the New York metropolitan area, which includes Newark, …

New York Katz’s Deli to Offer Pastrami Subscription Service

New York Katz’s Deli to Offer Pastrami Subscription Service

Katz’s Delicatessen, a kosher-style deli known for its pastrami on rye, announced plans for a subscription service for its pastrami and other delicacies.
Founded in 1888, the New York-based deli, which serves 15,000 pounds (6,804 kilograms) of pastrami as well as 8,000 pounds (3,629 kilograms) of corned beef each week, will send subscribers regular packages of its slow-smoked 30-day pastrami.
A monthly shipment will feed four to six people and will be …