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Brussels Airlines Business Class New York-Brussels – Flight Review

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Brussels Airlines is the Belgian flag carrier and successor to what was one of the world’s oldest airlines, Sabena, which operated from 1923 through 2001. The company’s IATA code, SN, was inherited from Sabena as well.
The city of Brussels has, of course, been in the news after the deadly March 2016 terrorist attacks both at Brussels Airport and the Maalbeek metro station in the city, in which 32 persons were …

New York City Debuts First Wi-Fi Enabled Buses

New York City Debuts First Wi-Fi Enabled Buses

New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple suffering from nomophobia will no longer have to avoid the city’s buses. The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rolling out its new blue-and-yellow Wi-Fi enabled buses on Tuesday.
While there are only 75 on the streets now, the city plans to deploy a total of 2,042 in total.
Each bus has 55 USB charging ports on board, as well as three LCD information displays …

InterContinental New York Barclay Reopens After Extensive Renovations

InterContinental New York Barclay Reopens After Extensive Renovations

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the reopening of the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel following a $180 million renovation.
The hotel, which was first opened in 1926, had artwork installed that recalls the time of the its opening, including antique maps and early 19th century Hudson River School landscapes. The property’s 704 guestrooms and suites were reenvisioned to be reminiscent of classic Park Avenue homes in Manhattan, and the Club InterContinental lounge …

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown to Open in Manhattan

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown to Open in Manhattan

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announced that it will open a new property in New York City come fall. The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown will be located in Lower Manhattan, one block from the World Trade Center.
The hotel, which will open its doors to guests on October 17, will be located in a new, 82-story building that will be the tallest residential building in the area It will …

Review: ‘Do I Hear a Waltz?’ – Encores Great American Musicals at City Center

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The City Center Encores time machine is at it again. It’s 1965, the early days of the jet age and Americans are flocking to Europe. Richard Rodgers, 62 at the time, had already amassed, along with his long-time collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II, a total of 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards while Stephen Sondheim, at the tender age of 34, …

New York City Airports to TSA: Speed Up Security Lines or Be Replaced

New York City Airports to TSA: Speed Up Security Lines or Be Replaced

The agency responsible for the security of the nation’s airports is unlikely to win a popularity contest, especially if airport managers are polled.
Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the New York metro area’s three major airports, indicated it would replace the TSA with private contractors if the agency did not improve its “abysmal” performance.
The wait times at John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, and …

Review: ‘The Father’ at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

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The decline begins slowly, indeed in many cases it is imperceptible for the first few years. It starts with forgetfulness, misplaced items, forgotten names. Then come changes in mood and personality, problems with recalling words, and asking for or repeating the same information over and over.
In my father’s case, I called it “The Great Unwinding.”   For him, it took about ten years. For André, a retired Parisian gentleman played masterfully …