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LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

LaGuardia Traffic Woes to Improve, But Is ‘Traffic Armageddon’ Possible in 2017?

The recent gridlock problems at LaGuardia Airport in New York may become a thing of the past. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey outlined plans to ameliorate the traffic problems that have plagued the airport in recent months after work started on a new $4 billion Central Terminal that will serve eight airlines.
The agency said it will be adding a new lane in front of the airport …

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

Trump Hotels Fined Over Credit-Card Data Breach

New York State’s attorney general announced that the Trump Hotel Collection will pay $50,000 in fines after a data breach involving credit card information was traced back to the hotelier operated by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The data breach exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers as well as other personal information. It was traced back to the hotel group by banks, which analyzed hundreds of fraudulent credit-card transactions in May 2015. …

Westin Buffalo Hotel Opens in New York

Westin Buffalo Hotel Opens in New York

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new Westin hotel in Buffalo, New York. The Westin Buffalo is the first of the brand’s hotels in the city.
The property offers 116 guestrooms and suites. The property also provides 7,300 square feet (678 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Dining venues include the hotel’s restaurant, Patina 250, which offers wood-fired cooking, as well as Jake’s Café, which features the Westin …

At Least 29 Injured in Explosion in Manhattan Mayor Calls an ‘Intentional Act’

At Least 29 Injured in Explosion in Manhattan Mayor Calls an ‘Intentional Act’

A powerful explosion shattered the calm of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people.
The blast took place at 8:30 p.m. opposite 133 West 23rd Street, a construction site. While none of the injuries appears to be life threatening, at least one person, a pregnant woman, was said to be in serious condition as a result.
Speaking at an impromptu news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio said …

Hermine, ‘Far from Over,’ Continues to Batter Northeast

Hermine,  ‘Far from Over,’ Continues to Batter Northeast

While surfers up and down the East Coast enjoyed the resultant waves, Hermine, now a 70 mph (113 km/h) post-tropical cyclone, continued along its destructive path.
The storm has moved much farther east than had been forecast earlier, which reduced the direct impact from the Mid-Atlantic coast New York City while increasing the impact along Long Island and coastal New England. The storm is “far from over,” according to officials at …

Downgraded but Dangerous, Hermine Set to Hit East Coast, 40 Million Face Threat from Storm

Downgraded but Dangerous, Hermine Set to Hit East Coast, 40 Million Face Threat from Storm

After pummeling the Southeast, Hermine continued to wreak havoc in Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, leaving widespread flooding and damage in its wake.
Tropical storm warnings are in place from North Carolina to Massachusetts including New York City. A voluntary evacuation is already in place on Fire Island, an Atlantic Ocean barrier island on the southern shore of Long Island.
The storm has claimed two victims including a truck driver whose truck …

Delta to Link Havana with Atlanta, Miami, New York

Delta to Link Havana with Atlanta, Miami, New York

Delta Air Lines announced that it plans to launch daily service to Havana from Atlanta, Miami, and New York on December 1.
The announcement comes after the Department of Transportation awarded the airline the three routes to the Cuban capital.
Tickets for the flights will go on sale September 10. The routes are subject to regulatory approval by the Cuban government.
Earlier Wednesday, JetBlue became the first U.S. airline to fly scheduled service …