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8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

8 Injured When Taxi Crashes Into Manhattan Restaurant

At least eight people, including some diners enjoying an al fresco meal, were injured when a taxi crashed into a restaurant in New York City on Thursday.
A taxi hit the Westville Hell’s Kitchen restaurant, located at 53rd Street and Ninth Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen district in Manhattan.
The cab driver told police that someone hit him from behind, causing him to swerve into the restaurant.
Five people were taken to hospital, …

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta to Open New LaGuardia Terminal This Fall

Delta Air Lines said it would open the first of four concourses in its new terminal at LaGuardia Airport in New York City this fall.
The new terminal, which will replace Terminals C and D at the airport, will feature 37 gates, a centralized check-in area and security checkpoint, and a new Sky Club with an outdoor Sky Deck.
The first concourse will span 105,000 square feet (9,755 square meters) and offer …

Truck Accident Closes Port Authority Bus Terminal in N.Y. at Start of Long Holiday Weekend

Truck Accident Closes Port Authority Bus Terminal in N.Y. at Start of Long Holiday Weekend

The Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City was closed after a truck plummeted over a railing onto a highway on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel Wednesday afternoon.
The crash occurred just as thousands of holiday travelers were converging on the Port Authority, the busiest bus terminal in the country.
The orange garbage truck landed nose first on the westbound lanes of Route 495, which carries traffic flowing …

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

JetBlue Celebrates Pride Month with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’-Inspired Aircraft

As part of its partnership with the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” JetBlue Airways unveiled an Airbus A320 named Shantay Blue Stay. The new moniker is an homage to the show’s catchphrase, “Shantay, you stay,” which RuPaul says to the drag queen contestant who gets to stay on the show, while the other is eliminated with the words, “sashay away.”
Meanwhile, two of the show’s most famous contestants – Bob the Drag …

Hilton to Celebrate WorldPride with Complimentary Glitter Stations

Hilton to Celebrate WorldPride with Complimentary Glitter Stations

Hilton announced it will offer guests and visitors to New York City complimentary glitter glamour stations to celebrate WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a major milestone in the gay-rights movement and for civil rights.
The entire month of June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the city and visitors will have a choice of dozens of events and exhibits.
The crowning event will be the Pride March on Sunday, …

At Least 1 Dead as Helicopter Crashes on Top of Building in Manhattan

At Least 1 Dead as Helicopter Crashes on Top of Building in Manhattan

A helicopter appears to have attempted to make an emergency landing on the roof of a midtown Manhattan building Monday afternoon.
“787 7 AVE, high-rise helicopter crash into building,” the city’s Fire Department reported on Twitter.
The building is located at the intersection of 51st Street and Seventh Avenue, which is just north of Times Square. The incident took place during a heavy downpour with low visibility, with a reported ceiling …

Celebrating Pride in New York City

June 2019 will be a month of celebration in New York as WorldPride comes to the city to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising, a major milestone in the gay-rights movement and for civil rights.
The entire month is LGBTQ Pride Month in the city and visitors will have a choice of dozens of events and exhibitions.
While the city is always a major Pride destination, the first U.S.-based …