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Photo Essay: Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

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The home of both the 1939/1940 and 1964/1965 New York World’s Fairs, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, often referred to merely as Flushing Meadows Park, was created on top of a former dumping ground, one which F. Scott Fitzgerald called a “valley of ashes” in The Great Gatsby.
Each of the two New York World’s Fairs held here covered the 1,216 acres (492 hectares) of the park. Over 44 million people attended the …

JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services to Offer JFK-Havana Route

JetBlue and Cuba Travel Services to Offer JFK-Havana Route

Cuba Travel Services announced that it plans to launch a new charter flight to Cuba from New York on July 3.  The service between John F. Kennedy International Airport and Josi Marti International Airport in Havana will be operated by JetBlue Airways, and will be offered once a week.
Flights will depart New York at 12:00 p.m. on Fridays and arrive in Havana at 3:30 p.m.  Flights from Havana to New …

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers Hotel Opens in Westchester County

Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers Hotel Opens in Westchester County

Hyatt announced the opening of the Hyatt Place New York/Yonkers hotel in Westchester County.  The hotel is located in the Cross Country Shopping Center, close to the Bronx Zoo, the NY Botanical Gardens, and the Metro North Railroad, which takes passengers to Grand Central Terminal in under 30 minutes.
The property offers 155 guestrooms, each with 42” HD TVs and sofa.  Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout the entire hotel.
A 24-hour …

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian to Launch New Flights to Croatia, Las Vegas, Caribbean

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced that it plans to launch a new route to Croatia in May, as well as new service to Las Vegas and various destinations in the Caribbean beginning in November.  In addition, the carrier said that it will increase its service between London Gatwick and both New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport later this year.
Beginning May 24, Norwegian will offer once-weekly …

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Massive Delays, Cancellations on East Coast

Severe Thunderstorms Cause Massive Delays, Cancellations on East Coast

A swath of severe thunderstorms is moving through the East Coast Monday, causing hundreds of flight cancellations and thousands of delays.  The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook in cities up and down the Eastern Seaboard including Raleigh, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston, and a flood watch is in effect for many cities along the coast.
As of 2:00 p.m., over 700 flights were canceled in the country, …

Delta One/BusinessElite Moscow-New York – Flight Review

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Sheremetyevo International Airport is one of the three major airports that serve Moscow and is Delta Air Lines’ home in Russia. Delta inherited the route from Pan Am, the first U.S. carrier to fly to Russia, at the time the Soviet Union, after Pan Am’s demise in 1991, and now operates a non-stop flight to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport five times a week.
After a few days in Moscow, I …

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

TWA Terminal at JFK May Become JetBlue-Affiliated Hotel

The former TWA Flight Center could become a hotel, if a plan being advanced by JetBlue Airways is approved.
JetBlue and its partner MCR Development, a hotel developer, are reportedly in advanced negotiations with the terminal’s owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The news was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
Designed by Eero Saarinen, the terminal’s interior and exterior have been designated as historic landmarks by …