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Pipe Bomb Explodes Underneath N.Y.’s Port Authority Bus Terminal at Height of Morning Commute

Pipe Bomb Explodes Underneath N.Y.’s Port Authority Bus Terminal at Height of Morning Commute

An explosion Monday morning, during the height of the morning commute, took place in an underground passageway that connects the Times Square subway complex and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The complex is located underground at 42nd Street between Broadway and Eight Avenue in Manhattan. Four injuries were reported by the New York Fire Department.
“The NYPD is responding to reports of an explosion of unknown origin at 42nd Street and 8th …

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Lufthansa, Austrian, and Swiss to Add More Short-Haul Flights

Following the demise of Air Berlin and Lufthansa’s acquisition of many of its assets, the Frankfurt-based carrier announced plans to significantly increase its domestic flying this winter.
Lufthansa said that it increased its capacity on many routes by 25%, and some major routes will see a 60% increase.
These increases include an additional 14 weekly flights between Frankfurt and Düsseldorf, as well as seven extra weekly flights between Frankfurt and Berlin.
Lufthansa Group …

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Debuts New Garden Inns in New York, Phoenix, Austin

Hilton Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of several new Hilton Garden Inn locations across the United States.
The Hilton Garden Inn Times Square South is located close to Rockefeller center in Manhattan as well as the Winter Village at Bryant Park, while the Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix-Tempe ASU Research Park is near the Tempe Marketplace, which consists of nearly 100 shops and restaurants.
Meanwhile, the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Airport is …

New York to Repeal Bizarre Law That Forbade Dancing in Bars and Clubs

New York to Repeal Bizarre Law That Forbade Dancing in Bars and Clubs

New York’s Cabaret Law, which dates back to Prohibition, is finally set to be struck down. The law bars “musical entertainment, singing, dancing or other forms of amusement“ in any spaces open to the public offering food and/or drink with the exception of those that obtain a cabaret license, something only 97 out of almost 25,000 such businesses have.
At the time the law was passed in 1926, the N.Y. Committee …

United Airlines Appoints Regional President for New York Metro Area

United Airlines Appoints Regional President for New York Metro Area

United Airlines announced the appointment of Jill Kaplan to the position of president for New York/New Jersey, a new position.
Kaplan, who will join the airline mid-November, will oversee and coordinate multiple departments including government affairs, marketing, and sales for the region and also work with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the region’s airports. She will report to United’s president, Scott Kirby.
“Jill will have a …

Powerful Storm Continues to Batter Northeast, Leaving 1 Million Without Power

Powerful Storm Continues to Batter Northeast, Leaving 1 Million Without Power

The powerful storm that soaked the Northeast on Sunday left over one million homes without power and caused over 800 flight cancellations and 1,800 significant flight delays.
Meteorologists forecast that the storm’s heavy downpours are to end Monday although strong winds will persist out of the northwest throughout the day with gusts up to 50 mph (80 km/h).
On Sunday, fierce winds and heavy downpours battered much of the Northeast, leaving …

‘Potentially Dangerous’ Halloween Storm Targeting Northeast Starting Sunday

‘Potentially Dangerous’ Halloween Storm Targeting Northeast Starting Sunday

A powerful and “potentially dangerous” storm is threatening to bring high winds, heavy rainfall, and flooding to the Northeast towards the end of the weekend.
A deep trough in the jet stream will slam the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with a fast-moving storm that will bring up to 5” or 127 mm of rainfall in parts of New York State according to the National Weather Service.
Expect winds ranging from 40 to 60 …