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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to Celebrate Hanukkah at Mishiguene at Intersect by Lexus in N.Y.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ to Celebrate Hanukkah at Mishiguene at Intersect by Lexus in N.Y.

Mrs. Maisel and Lexus will be celebrating Hanukkah in New York City in partnership with Amazon Prime Video at the automaker’s restaurant, Mishiguene at Intersect by Lexus.
Put that on your plate.
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”-themed celebration will start on the first night of Hanukkah, December 22, with a menorah lighting ceremony and a tasting of a Mishiguene-created cocktail, Friday Night Lights, made with Manischewitz wine.  Throughout the eight marvelous nights of …

Strasbourg’s Famed Christmas Market Comes to New York

Strasbourg’s Famed Christmas Market Comes to New York

A branch of the Marché de Noël de Strasbourg-Alsace opened in New York City as the Strasbourg-Alsace Christmas Market on Thursday with great fanfare.
At a press conference prior to the opening, French Ambassador Philippe Étienne welcomed dignitaries and the media to the Christmas market,  which was followed by the lighting of the market’s 22’ (6.7 m) Christmas tree, decorated with handmade ornaments from the Alsatian town of Mulhouse, and a moving …

New York Philharmonic Concert Hall at Lincoln Center to Undergo Major Renovation

New York Philharmonic Concert Hall at Lincoln Center to Undergo Major Renovation

The New York Philharmonic’s concert hall at Lincoln Center will undergo yet another renovation in an attempt to “reimagine” the auditorium and improve its much-maligned acoustics.
Originally named Philharmonic Hall, it was renamed Avery Fisher Hall in 1973 in honor of philanthropist Avery Fisher, who donated $10.5 million ($59 million in 2019 dollars) to the orchestra.  It underwent a major renovation in 1976 and a second smaller renovation in 1992, both …

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines Places $7 Billion Order for Long-Range Airbus A321 Jets

United Airlines and Airbus announced a firm order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft late Tuesday.
The Chicago-based airline intends to use the planes for a North Atlantic expansion from its hubs in New York and Washington, D.C.
“The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one replacement for the older, less-efficient aircraft currently operating between some of the most vital cities in our intercontinental network,” said Andrew Nocella, the airline’s chief commercial …

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

‘Bomb Cyclone’ Storm Promises to Trip Up Travel Home This Weekend

A bomb cyclone will travel across much of the country starting with snow, rain, and high winds in the West.  As the storm tracks east, it will bring blizzard conditions to the Northern Plains mid week and snow and wind in the Plains and upper Midwest on Friday.
The storm became a bomb cyclone Tuesday thanks to its incredibly fast rate of intensification.
From there, the storm is forecast to continue moving …

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Amtrak to Offer ‘Track Friday’ Sale on Black Friday

Starting on Black Friday, Amtrak is offering a Track Friday Sale, with fares as low as $19.
The Track Friday sale will run from November 29 through December 2.  The Track Friday discount will be available on many routes including the Acela and Northeast Regional trains for trips from January 6, 2020 through April 30.  Other discounted fares are available for travel between December 9, 2019 and April 30, 2020.
“Venture aboard …

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Norwegian Air to Drop Key Routes from Copenhagen and Stockholm to the U.S.

Scandinavian low-cost carrier Norwegian Air said plans to discontinue multiple long-haul routes to the United States and Thailand next spring.
Seasonal flights linking both New York and Los Angeles to Copenhagen and Stockholm won’t return as originally scheduled.  It will also discontinue service from those two Scandinavian cities to Bangkok and Krabi, Thailand.  It has no plans to discontinue current routes from Oslo to the United States, however, nor is it …