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JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Announces Its Longest Route Ever, New York to Guayaquil, Ecuador

JetBlue Airways announced it will begin new daily service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Guayaquil, Ecuador on December 5.
The new route will become the longest in the airline’s network by over 200 nautical miles (370 kilometers).
Flights will depart New York at 2 p.m. and arrive at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil at 9:04 p.m. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 10:55 p.m. …

Hotel Review: Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

The Millennium Hilton New York Downtown is one of the taller hotels in New York City and, perhaps appropriately enough, is located adjacent to One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the United States and in the Western Hemisphere.
When planning the hotel in the early 1990s, developer and New York Post owner Peter Kalikow chose to spell the hotel’s name with one “n” to make the name more distinctive, …

Restaurant Review: La Goulue, New York City

When the classic French restaurant La Goulue closed just short of a decade ago, forced out by its landlord, Jean Denoyer, who had created the Upper East Side eatery, was forced to put the brasserie into cold storage, only to emerge ten years later.
Indeed, I recalled reading in the papers back then of various rumors it would close and close it finally did.
La Goulue, which means “the glutton,” was also …

New York City’s New Amusement Park for Adults: Hudson Yards Shops & Restaurants

Visitors to New York City have a new playground that is now part of the Manhattan skyline.
Rising above a dozen acres (five hectares) of rail yard in the West 30s Manhattan is Hudson Yards, a shiny new neighborhood and destination in New York City. Indeed, it’s been some 80 years since the city witnessed the birth of a development of this magnitude, when Rockefeller Center opened in the 1930s.
The $25 …

Review: Jimmy at the James, SoHo – A Bar That’s Worthy of the View

When you take the elevator up to Jimmy, the informally named rooftop bar at the James New York Soho hotel, and the doors open, you only get a glimpse of what you are in for. Once in the bar area, however, you start to realize that you’ve never seen New York this way in the wintertime. The city sparkles.
Walk out to the pool without wearing a winter coat – it …

Restaurant Review: La Pulperia, New York City

Yorkville, a neighborhood in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, is something I associated largely with German and Austrian restaurants and shops and, to a lesser extent, Hungarian ones. Austrian and German cafes and establishments shut their doors as the neighborhood changed, replaced by high-rise residential complexes.
I was therefore not surprised to find a wonderful South American restaurant, La Pulperia, on Second Avenue there.
You won’t find something called Pulperia on the menu, …

Amtrak to Resume Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak to Resume Normal Service at Penn Station Following Summer Repairs

Amtrak announced it will resume regular weekday schedules at New York’s Penn Station on September 4, following several months of critical infrastructure repairs.
On Friday, railroad officials reflected on the work that included an overhaul of the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge, which had been damaged by the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as repairs of two of the tracks and platforms at Penn Station and the replacement of …