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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 …

Blade Helicopter Crashes Into Hudson River, No Injuries Reported

Blade Helicopter Crashes Into Hudson River, No Injuries Reported

A helicopter on a repositioning flight crashed into the Hudson River Wednesday afternoon, local officials said.
The accident occurred near 12th Avenue and 34 Street and the helicopter had just lifted off.
“As he was attempting to leave and reposition for a planned landing, the pilot said he felt the [helicopter] go down,” said New York Police Department Assistant Chief Stephen Hughes at a press conference.
The Bell 206 helicopter, operated by Blade …

United to Relocate to New Concourse at LaGuardia on June 2

United to Relocate to New Concourse at LaGuardia on June 2

United Airlines announced a timeline for its move to the newly built Eastern Concourse in the new Central Terminal Building at LaGuardia Airport.
The move will take place on June 2, 2019.
The structure, also known as Terminal B, first opened on December 1st, 2018, when Air Canada, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines moved in. It features 13 shops and restaurants including an FAO Schwarz.
The airline will open a new United Club …

‘Hadestown’ Sweeps 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards

The Outer Critics Circle award winners for the 2018-2019 Broadway season were announced Monday morning. The awards encompass 27 categories and include both Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
“Hadestown” and “The Ferryman” were awarded Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Broadway Play, respectively, while “All My Sons” and the Yiddish language “Fiddler on the Roof” took home honors for Outstanding Revival of a Play and a Musical respectively.
Sam Mendes won Outstanding …

New Helicopter Service to Link LaGuardia and Newark Airports to Manhattan

New Helicopter Service to Link LaGuardia and Newark Airports to Manhattan

Helicopter company Blade Urban Air Mobility announced plans to offer service linking both LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports to Manhattan.
The company said it was doing so after seeing “faster than expected adoption” for its route between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The new routes will connect LaGuardia with Manhattan’s Downtown/Wall Street Heliport and Newark with the Blade Lounge East at the East 34th Street Heliport.
In March, the company …

‘Mentally Disturbed Passenger’ Tries to Open Aircraft Door on Delta Flight to New York City

‘Mentally Disturbed Passenger’ Tries to Open Aircraft Door on Delta Flight to New York City

A disturbed passenger on a Delta flight from Raleigh to LaGuardia tried to open a door during the flight, causing the captain to declare an emergency.
The incident occurred shortly before landing. The aircraft did not divert and landed safely at LaGuardia, arriving at the gate at 1:40 p.m.
“We just had a mentally disturbed passenger trying to open the forward door,” the pilot told air traffic controllers.
The Embraer ERJ-175 was originally …