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What’s Doing in Lake Placid, New York

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Located in the Adirondack Mountains in northeastern New York State, Lake Placid is best known as the host of both the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games and the site of the “Miracle on Ice,” the medal-round of men’s hockey in which the U.S. team defeated the Soviet Union for the gold medal Currently, the village has a population of 2,521 and offers visitors a taste of nature and Olympic …

5 Stories To Read This Weekend: October 18, 2014

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The weekend’s here, which means that it’s a great time to catch up on key Frequent Business Traveler news and features from this past week. Here are five stories that you should read.
1.) Jeremey Del Nero covers a new FBT poll that surveyed frequent flyers about the Transportation Security Administration. Find out what the TSA is doing right, what they are doing wrong, and how the survey was conducted.
2.) Jonathan …

Lobby Bar – October 17: Fish Bones, Poetry Trees, Eaten Alive, and the Brand New Apricot aPad

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The Lobby Bar – A Smile-Inducing Weekly Summary of FBT News and Views 
Forecast for Hell? It turns out that 86% percent of frequent flyers aren’t too fond of the TSA. When will things begin to improve? That’s still up for debate, but we’ve seen pigs getting fitted for wings, so there may still be hope yet.
Stop. In the name of Security. Apparently nobody is safe from the TSA’s intrusive probing …

New York Officials Plan Airbnb Crackdown

New York Officials Plan Airbnb Crackdown

New York City and New York State officials announced a joint enforcement initiative to shut down what they called “illegal hotels” on Thursday.
The crackdown is aimed squarely at short-term Airbnb rentals.  New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman simultaneously released a report that found that up to 72% of Airbnb listings violate state and city laws.  New York City prohibits people from renting homes and apartments for fewer than 30 …

New York to Add Wi-Fi and Phone Service to Additional Subway Stations

New York to Add Wi-Fi and Phone Service to Additional Subway Stations

New York City transit officials said Tuesday that they would be adding mobile phone and Wi-Fi service to additional locations in the coming months.
The city will add service to 40 underground subway stops, with 11 in Manhattan and 29 in Queens. There are already 36 stations in Manhattan that have service. The story was first reported in the Wall Street Journal.
The Wi-Fi service will be free. Royal Caribbean Cruises would …

Hotel 35 Herald Square to Open in Midtown Manhattan

Hotel 35 Herald Square to Open in Midtown Manhattan

Hotel 35 Herald Square, a new, independent boutique hotel, opened its doors in New York City today. Occupying the site of the former Comfort Inn in on West 35 Street, the hotel will undergo significant renovations starting in January 2015. Renovations are scheduled to be completed by the middle of next year.
The hotel said that the guest room décor will be modern, but did not give specifics. Some of the …

U.S. to Screen for Ebola at 5 Airports

U.S. to Screen for Ebola at 5 Airports

U.S. officials said they would begin to screen passengers arriving from West Africa at five of the nation’s busiest airports in response to the deadly outbreak of Ebola.
Travelers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries hardest hit by the epidemic, will be temperature screened at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting later this week.  Screenings at four other airports – Hartsfield-Jackson International, Newark Liberty International, …