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Major Winter Storm Moves Through Southern, Northeastern United States

Major Winter Storm Moves Through Southern, Northeastern United States

Another winter storm is moving in on the Southern United States, the fourth in just two weeks to affect the region.  The Midwest and Northeast will also feel the impacts of the storm, with up to nine inches of snow expected in some areas.
Various states in the South have already felt the effects of the storm earlier this week, including parts of Texas that saw 1.5” of sleet and snow, …

‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ at Stephen Sondheim Theatre – Review

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“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” which opened at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in January, is really two stories.  One is the story of a nice, Jewish girl from Brooklyn who doesn’t always listen to her mother, meets a nice Jewish boy (also from Brooklyn), and tries to keep her family together, despite the odds.  The other is the story of a woman who became the most successful female songwriter of …

Airbnb Host Evicted After Listing Rent-Stabilized Apartment in Manhattan

Airbnb Host Evicted After Listing Rent-Stabilized Apartment in Manhattan

A New York City man was evicted form his apartment after a Manhattan Housing Court judge ruled against him after he listed the apartment on Airbnb.
Henry Ikezi of Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood was found guilty of “profiteering” after listing his apartment on Airbnb for $649 per night.  Izeki had been paying $6,670 per month for the rent-stabilized apartment.
Izeki said that he had been living in the apartment with his family, …

Delta Shuttle First Class Flight 5939 New York LaGuardia – Chicago – Review

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The storied Marine Air Terminal remains one of the easiest air terminals in New York City to both reach and get through although not all Delta Shuttle flights use it. The Delta Shuttle brand is used for the airline’s hourly shuttle service linking New York City with Logan International Airport in Boston, Reagan National near Washington, D.C., and O’Hare in Chicago, as well as between Los Angeles International and San …

Snow and Sleet Expected for Southern and Eastern States

Snow and Sleet Expected for Southern and Eastern States

An artic blast of cold air is turning most if not all of the United States east of the Rockies into an icebox for the coming week, making last year’s Polar Vortex look like a walk down the refrigerated food aisle in a supermarket.  Much of the eastern and southern states will be hit with snow and sleet in the late hours of Monday and early hours of Tuesday.
The weather …

JetBlue to Link New York with Daytona Beach

JetBlue to Link New York with Daytona Beach

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch new daily service to Daytona Beach, Florida, from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport next February.
Daytona Beach will be the airline’s eighth destination in the state.
JetBlue will operate the service using Airbus A320 aircraft.  The planes are configured with 42 seats in Even More Space, the airline’s premium economy lite section, and 108 seats in coach.  Premium economy lite-seats are 17.8” …

South African Airways to Resume Non-Stop Johannesburg-JFK Flights

South African Airways to Resume Non-Stop Johannesburg-JFK Flights

South African Airways announced that it will resume its non-stop flights from Johannesburg to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on March 7.
The carrier’s flights from JFK to Johannesburg have been operating non-stop year round, although flights from Johannesburg to New York have been making a fueling stop in Dakar, Senegal, in part due to the decreased travel demand during the winter months.  The elimination of the stopover will …