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Trump Pre-Inaugural Flight and Runway Repairs Cause Delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Trump Pre-Inaugural Flight and Runway Repairs Cause Delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

Then President-Elect Donald Trump’s flight from New York City to Washington, D.C. on the day prior to his inauguration and the prospect of frequent commutes on his part gave travelers pause as they contemplated whether they might face even more delays flying in and out of New York City’s LaGuardia Airport.
Mr. Trump arrived at the airport shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday and flew to Washington on an Air Force …

New York’s Bridges and Tunnels Begin to Go Cashless

New York’s Bridges and Tunnels Begin to Go Cashless

The agency that operates the city’s bridges and tunnels converted the city’s two major tunnels – the Queens Midtown and the Hugh L. Carey (formerly the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) – to cashless toll collection this past week as part of the city’s plan. At 9,117 feet in length, the latter is the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in the United States.
The Carey Tunnel went cashless last week and the Midtown …

Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Service to be Available at all New York City Subway Stations Starting Monday

Mobile Phone and Wi-Fi Service to be Available at all New York City Subway Stations Starting Monday

Hot on the heels of the opening of the long-delayed Second Avenue Subway, New York City will soon offer mobile phone and Wi-Fi service at all subway stations in the city.
The installation of Wi-Fi service at all 279 subway stations was actually completed late last year. In a statement issued Thursday, the MTA said that subscribers of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless will have full voice and data coverage …

JFK Airport to Receive $10 Billion Upgrade

JFK Airport to Receive $10 Billion Upgrade

Saying “We have to catch up,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled on Wednesday a $10 billion plan to update John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The makeover will include interconnecting terminals in the airport’s Terminal City, adding more flights, new amenities, improved security checkpoints, and significant improvements on highways and trains serving the airport.
“We want to welcome you to the JFK Airport of the future: new amenities inside, streamlined transportation outside …

Norwegian Plans Flights from New York to Edinburgh

Norwegian Plans Flights from New York to Edinburgh

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced new service between New York and Edinburgh, Scotland, next year.
The carrier intends to use newly acquired Boeing 737 Max aircraft on the route. Norwegian will be taking delivery of six such aircraft in April.
The news was first reported, earlier this week, in the Scotsman, Scotland’s national newspaper.
While the carrier has not yet specified any New York-area airports, the airline will likely use airports located outside of …

New Marriott Hotel Opens in Ithaca, New York

New Marriott Hotel Opens in Ithaca, New York

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of a new property in Ithaca, New York, near two major universities.
The Marriott Ithaca is located at the eastern entrance to the Ithaca Commons, a newly renovated indoor and outdoor mixed-use development and entertainment district.
The 10-story hotel offers 159 guestrooms, as well as a fitness center and provides approximately 3,000 square feet (278 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Guests may dine at …

LaGuardia Airport Adds Cell Phone Lot, Closes Portion of Central Terminal Drive as Construction Progresses

LaGuardia Airport Adds Cell Phone Lot, Closes Portion of Central Terminal Drive as Construction Progresses

LaGuardia Airport announced several changes affecting drivers as the Central Terminal Building replacement project continues to move ahead.
Last week, with the stated goal of reducing traffic and congestion, the airport opened a free waiting area for drivers picking up arriving passengers. The new Cell Phone Lot is located in Lot P5 and parking is free for the first three hours.
In addition, construction at the Central Terminal required the closing of …