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‘Blockbuster Blizzard’ Expected to Bring up to 3 Feet of Snow to Parts of the Northeast

‘Blockbuster Blizzard’ Expected to Bring up to 3 Feet of Snow to Parts of the Northeast

The East Coast could potentially get its first real taste of winter this weekend, as a major snowstorm is expected to hit areas of the region. Just ask the meteorologist who tweeted “GFS 00z dumps 30-36″ wind driven snow with blockbuster blizzard for the ages this weekend. Crippling impacts.”
The National Weather Service reports that the storm will bring heavy snow to places from Virginia to New England, as well as …

JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines Increase Codeshare Offerings

JetBlue, Hawaiian Airlines Increase Codeshare Offerings

JetBlue Airways announced it expanded its codeshare agreement with Hawaiian Airlines to include new destinations.
Starting Monday, JetBlue will now be able to place its code on non-stop Hawaiian Airlines flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International and Honolulu International airports. JetBlue codeshare flights to Honolulu as well as from Honolulu to Maui, Kona, and Lihue will also be available from JetBlue-served cities on the East Coast via connections in …

JetBlue Begins JFK-Palm Springs, California Route

JetBlue Begins JFK-Palm Springs, California Route

JetBlue Airways announced the launch of new service between New York City and Palm Springs, California. The carrier will operate the service five days a week, using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart John F. Kennedy International Airport at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays, and will arrive at Palm Springs International Airport at 10:40 p.m. From Palm Springs, flights are scheduled to depart at 11:35 p.m. and …

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

New Renaissance Hotel to Open in Manhattan

Marriott announced plans to open a new Renaissance hotel in Manhattan this spring. Located in the Garment District, the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel will be the brand’s flagship property in New York.
The hotel will have what the brand calls a “living wall,” an interactive digital display on the property’s façade that respond to human motion and features specially curated digital imagery of local artists and neighborhood experiences.
The hotel will …

New York Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

New York Announces $1 Billion Expansion for Javits Center

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $1 billion expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on the Manhattan’s West Side. The plan would create an additional million square feet (92,900 square meters) of event space and New York City’s largest ballroom at the site. It includes an airy glass addition at the north end of the center with new exhibit halls, meeting rooms, and outdoor event space.
The Javits …

JetBlue Launches JFK-Daytona Beach Route

JetBlue Launches JFK-Daytona Beach Route

JetBlue Airways announced the beginning of new daily, non-stop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Daytona Beach, Florida. The service is the only non-stop route between New York City and Daytona Beach.
Flights will depart New York at 10:29 a.m. and arrive at Daytona Beach International Airport at 1:13 p.m. From Daytona, flights are scheduled to depart at 2 p.m. and arrive back in New York at …

Long-Awaited Penn Station Refurb Gets Green Light

Long-Awaited Penn Station Refurb Gets Green Light

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a $3 billion project that will result in a train terminal that is less crowded with no kind words for the “warren” that is the current Penn Station.
“Penn Station is un-New York,” said the governor at a meeting at Madison Square Garden, which sits atop part of the terminal, on Tuesday. “It is dark, it’s constrained. It is ugly,” he said, noting that it …