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TWA Hotel at JFK Debuts Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

TWA Hotel at JFK Debuts Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

The TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport announced the opening of an outdoor ice skating rink.
The rink is located next to the hotel’s 1958 Lockheed Constellation, known as the “Connie,” which is used as a cocktail lounge.  The hotel itself is centered around the TWA Flight Center, designed by Eero Saarinen.
Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12.
Saarinen’s gull-winged terminal opened its doors to passengers …

Great Moments in Travel History – November 2019

November, the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, is the last full month of autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and the last full month of spring in the Southern. Originally the ninth month in the calendar of Romulus, November retained its name, which is derived from the Latin “novem” or “nine.”
In the United States, November is the month of the Thanksgiving holiday, a …

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

New Moxy Hotel Opens in Manhattan’s East Village

Marriott International announced the opening of the Moxy NYC East Village in Manhattan.
The new hotel has 286 guestrooms and suites. Each room is decorated with a specially commissioned art piece by Xan Padrón, a local artist.
Dining options for guests include Alphabet Bar and Cafe, located in the lobby, which offers Skee-Ball and an interactive graffiti installation, as well as a menu consisting of salads, paninis, and tartines, and Cathédrale, which …

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 …