New York: News

Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Uber to Offer Helicopter Service from Lower Manhattan to JFK

Ride-hailing service Uber announced an expansion into helicopter service on Thursday.
Dubbed Uber Copter, the new service – bookable from the standard Uber app – will take passengers from Lower Manhattan to John F. Kennedy International Airport. The service will only be available to members of its loyalty program, Uber Rewards, with Platinum or Diamond status.
The eight-minute, one-way flight will cost between $200 and $225 per person and include private ground …

Severe Weather from Texas to New England Causes Over 5,000 Delays and Cancellations

Severe Weather from Texas to New England Causes Over 5,000 Delays and Cancellations

Severe weather with damaging hail, severe winds, and isolated tornados struck a wide swath of the country on Sunday, causing dangerous travel conditions and hundreds of flight delays.
Airports from Phoenix to Dallas to Chicago to New York City reported an unusually high number of delays throughout the day.
As of 7:30 p.m. EDT, airports in the United States had reported 4,944 flight delays and 540 cancellations.
American Airlines led the list with …

United Celebrates Opening of United Club Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York City

United Celebrates Opening of United Club Lounge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal in New York City

United Airlines opened its United Club lounge at New York’s LaGuardia Airport Thursday as a preview of what will be available when it opens to the flying public on June 2.
The lounge is in the Eastern Concourse in the new Central Terminal Building, also known as Terminal B. It is located after security on the mezzanine level and echoes what the airline calls the “sleek styles of New York …

Apple Pay to Make Its N.Y.C. Subway Debut on May 31

Apple Pay to Make Its N.Y.C. Subway Debut on May 31

Apple said that its Apple Pay tap-to-pay mobile wallet and contactless card payment system will work on select New York City subway routes starting May 31.
The city’s contactless fare payment system, OMNY, which is short for One Metro New York, features a contactless fare collection system similar to those in use in other major cities. It will be available to those accessing the subway’s 4, 5, and 6 lines between …

Equinox Hotel to Open in Hudson Yards in July

Equinox Hotel to Open in Hudson Yards in July

The new Equinox Hotel in the Hudson Yards district of New York City will open its doors to guests in July.
Operated by Equinox Fitness, the property is the company’s foray into hotel business.
The 212-key property, which includes 48 suites, will feature soundproofed rooms with blackout shades, natural-fiber mattresses. An Equinox Sleep Coach can help in optimizing one’s sleep.
Guests will have access to the hotel’s 60,000-square-foot (5,574-square-meter) fitness center …

New Entrance and Plaza Planned for Penn Station in New York City

New Entrance and Plaza Planned for Penn Station in New York City

The work to modernize New York City’s Penn Station continues with the announcement of plans for a new entrance on West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. Intended to bring travelers into the Long Island Rail Road concourse and provide access to the subway as well as to Amtrak trains, the entrance will have an appearance consistent with the Moynihan Train Hall currently under construction in the James A. Farley Post …

TWA Hotel at JFK Opens in New York City

TWA Hotel at JFK Opens in New York City

The TWA Hotel, centered on the storied TWA Flight Center, which serves as its reception area and lobby, opened its doors to guests on Wednesday.
The Flight Center’s neo-Futurist design features a prominent wing-shaped thin shell roof over the main terminal and tube-shaped, red-carpeted departure-arrival corridors. Its tall windows – unusual for the time period – offered travelers expansive views of airport operations.
The new hotel offers 512 rooms as well as …