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12th Winter Storm to Move Across Midwest, Into Northeast Over Weekend

12th Winter Storm to Move Across Midwest, Into Northeast Over Weekend

Another winter storm is expected to move across the Midwest United States and into the Northeast this weekend, delivering more accumulation to already snow-weary parts of the country, as well as fresh powder to more parts.
The storm is expected to interfere with plans and cause significant flight delays and cancellations.  Driving conditions will be hazardous in many parts of the region.
In Des Moines, Iowa, an estimated 2” to 4” is …

Westin Buffalo to Debut in New York

Westin Buffalo to Debut in New York

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new Westin hotel in Buffalo, New York in June 2016.  The Westin Buffalo will occupy the first five stories of a 12-story mixed use development.
The hotel will have 118 guestrooms, and will have a separate entrance and lobby.  The property will have a fitness center, as well as a bar and grab-and-go market.
The hotel will have 4,000 square feet (371 …

Marriott’s Moxy Brand to Debut in U.S.

Marriott’s Moxy Brand to Debut in U.S.

Marriott announced it will introduce its Moxy brand of hotels to the United States.  The brand was first launched in Italy last September.
The hotelier describes the brand as being “fun, edgy, and social, all with a youthful spirit.”
Marriott plans to open Moxy properties in U.S. cities including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans, and Chicago.
The brand’s first U.S. property, set to be located in New York, will be …

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 …

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 …