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New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City to Get Free Public Wi-Fi

New York City announced that it plans to replace public payphones with Links, hubs that provide free public Wi-Fi Internet. The project, called LinkNYC, will generate an estimated more than $500 million in revenue for the city in the first 12 years.
The city plans to add 10,000 Links, which will offer gigabit speeds from a Wi-Fi network. Links will also provide free domestic phone calls, a charging station for phones, …

Lake-Effect Snow Results in Thousands of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Lake-Effect Snow Results in Thousands of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Severe winter weather continued after a lake-effect snowstorm left as much as four feet of snow in some parts of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin.   Forecasters are predicting as much as five feet of accumulation for parts of upstate New York by the time the storm ends.
The snow severely impacted western and central New York, northwest Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, western Michigan, and northern Wisconsin.
The storm arrived on a …

Severe Weather Across Nation Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations and Delays

Severe Weather Across Nation Causes Thousands of Flight Cancellations and Delays

From blinding wind and snow in the northern part of the country to severe wind and tornadoes in the South, the U.S. is facing some of the most severe weather for mid-November on record.
Fifty percent of the country is already covered by snow, the earliest in many years.  Last year at this time, the figure was only 13%.
The severe weather is having a significant impact on travel.   As of 6:30 …

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Opens International Arrivals Hall at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced the opening of its new international arrivals hall extension at Terminal 5 of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday.
The 175,000-square-foot (16,259-square-meter) T5 International, or T5i, has six international arrivals gates, including three new gates and three that were converted from the airport’s Terminal 5, as well as an International Arrivals Hall with full Federal Inspection Services.  T5i also houses 40 automated passport control kiosks …

Morgans Hotel Group to Open Half & Half Dance Hall and Arcade

Morgans Hotel Group to Open Half & Half Dance Hall and Arcade

Morgans Hotel Group announced it will open Half & Half, a new arcade and dance hall, at the Hudson Hotel in New York City. The new nightlife concept will rotate its design and installations with new artists every few months, and is inspired by the music and art scene of downtown Manhattan from the 1980’s.
The first installation of Half & Half, called “Nostalgia,” will feature ten-foot high imagery of female …

JetBlue to Open Expanded JFK Terminal, Plans Rooftop Deck

JetBlue to Open Expanded JFK Terminal, Plans Rooftop Deck

JetBlue Airways announced it will open its $200 million extension to Terminal 5 at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday and also announced plans to open a rooftop park atop the structure next year.
The new section of the terminal includes a glass-walled arrivals hall with 40 automated passport kiosks, a disease-control area, a lab for inspecting plants and fruit, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection holding cells. It will …

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus to Launch Washington-Dublin Flights

Aer Lingus announced it will begin new service between Washington Dulles International Airport and Dublin, Ireland, on May 1 of next year.  The service will operate four times a week.
Flights will depart from Washington at 5:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and will arrive in Dublin at 5:30 a.m. the next day.  Flights from Dublin will depart at 12:45 p.m., and will arrive in Washington at 3:35 p.m. …