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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 …

Review: Demarchelier Restaurant, New York City

A remarkable gem of a French bistro is tucked away in on East 86 Street in New York’s Upper East Side. Demarchelier is a picture postcard of the genre with wonderfully authentic fare.
A bistro, in the purest sense, is a small restaurant offering relatively informal fare. They originally sprung up in the basements of Parisian apartments, where tenants would receive room and board. Eventually, these kitchens opened up to the …

Lobby Bar: Horse Manure, Underage Workers, Rogue Engineers, and ‘I’ll Take German Sex Toys for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – Fantastically Phantasmagorical
Duff your hat. Drivers and passengers alike were puzzled by new legislation in the Big Apple requiring Uber and Lyft drivers to wear caps. “It’s a return to civility, just like we had in the horse-and-buggy era,” said the city’s oldest resident, Mabel Clarence, who at 128, has a clear recollection of the transition from horse-drawn Hansom cabs to early electric- and gasoline-powered taxicabs in New …

The Story Behind the 42nd Street Shuttle: New York’s Tiniest Subway Line

Few people, including native New Yorkers, know very much about New York City’s tiniest subway line, the 42nd Street Shuttle. With only two stations – Grand Central Terminal and Times Square – it only has the two stops and runs about 2,402 feet (732 meters) in 90 seconds.
The Shuttle is part of the city’s original subway system, specifically the IRT line, and the actual subway through which it runs dates …

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue to Launch Mint Service to St. Lucia and Costa Rica

JetBlue Airways announced that it plans to launch weekly Mint service on flights between Boston and St. Lucia, as well as between New York City and Liberia, Costa Rica.
Boston-St. Lucia service is scheduled to begin on November 3, while New York-Liberia service will begin on December 15.
Boston-St. Lucia flights will depart Boston’s Logan International Airport at 7:30 a.m. on Saturdays and arrive at St. Lucia’s Hewanorra International Airport at 12:19 …

Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic to Expand Presence in Manchester

Virgin Atlantic announced it will launch new routes and increase flights to various U. S. destinations from Manchester next spring.
The carrier will begin new service to Los Angeles next May 22, which it will operate three times a week. Also on May 22, the airline plans to increase its service to Boston to three flights a week.
The airline will also increase flights to Las Vegas from Manchester, doubling from twice …