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LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport Evacuated Saturday Morning Following Bomb Threat

LaGuardia Airport was evacuated early Saturday morning because of a bomb threat made by a passenger.
A Spirit Airlines passenger got into an argument with an employee of that airline in the check-in area of LaGuardia’s Central Terminal and threatened to come back with a bomb, according to the New York Police Department. He left the area and returned carrying a bag.
Police arrested the man and evacuated portions of the terminal …

Delayed Fall Foliage Season Arrives with Promise of Color

Many parts of the Northeast United States including New York and New England will experience peak foliage conditions in the coming week as the extended summer season begins to come to a close. This means it’s time for a fall foliage drive or weekend getaway to see the colors.
Trees throughout the region continued to take advantage of some unseasonably warm temperatures to keep the chlorophyll in their leaves green the …

Hurricane Nate Brings Heavy Rains and Cancelled Flights to Northeast

Hurricane Nate Brings Heavy Rains and Cancelled Flights to Northeast

As Hurricane Nate continued to hammer at the East Coast on Monday, it brought with it heavy rains, gusty winds, and a high number of delays and cancellations at dozens of airports.
A day earlier it brought flooding and power outages to the Gulf Coast.
Now a tropical depression, Nate is slated to bring a swath of heavy rain from the Appalachians to parts of the Northeast through Monday.
New York-area airports led …

Mondrian Park Avenue Opens in Manhattan

Mondrian Park Avenue Opens in Manhattan

Journal Hotels announced the opening of the Mondrian Park Avenue hotel in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood.
The property is located in close proximity to Madison Square Park, the Empire State Building, and the Flatiron District.
The Mondrian Park Avenue is housed in an office building originally built in 1918. The property has 189 guestrooms and suites.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s restaurant, Cleo, which offers Eastern and Southern Mediterranean cuisine. Additionally, the property …

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa to Add Several Former Air Berlin Transatlantic Routes to Schedule Including Flights between U.S. and Berlin

Lufthansa announced that it plans to launch new long-haul service to the United States, taking over routes previously operated by Air Berlin as the bankrupt carrier is forced to discontinue many of its flights.
The carrier will start to offer flights linking Berlin with New York City on November 8. The service will be operated five times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
The start …

Theater Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ Continues to Go Right

After what seemed like unending last-minute repair work to the set, a man with a posh accent spoke to the audience while simultaneously missing the spotlight. “Firstly, I would like to apologise to those of you involved in our little box-office mix-up,” he started. “I do hope the six hundred and seventeen of you affected will enjoy our little murder mystery just as much as you would have enjoyed… ‘Hamilton.’ …

Amtrak Resumes Normal Service at Penn Station

Amtrak Resumes Normal Service at Penn Station

Amtrak announced that it resumed regular weekday schedules at New York’s Penn Station on September 5, following the train operator’s two-month long Infrastructure Renewal Program.
Repairs began after two derailments occurred at the station earlier this year, one on March 24 and the other on April 3.
During the renewal program, Amtrak, which owns and operates Penn Station, cancelled three daily trains in each direction between Pen Station and Union Station in …