Lobby Bar – February 8: To Hell with Brexiters, Shiny Object Syndrome, and ‘I’ll Take Mockingbirds for $100, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 8 February 2019
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Lobby Bar: You Can’t Beat the Feeling

The Shining. Following the news of the planned demolition of the Grand Hyatt New York, Donald Trump’s first project in Manhattan, news leaked about the planned renovation of the White House exterior, to make up for the loss of the Hyatt.  Just as he told the architects working on the 1980 renovation “I want shiny,” with respect to the original granite exterior, the White House will soon be clad in glass and aluminum.

Brexit, or No Way Out? As the date for Britain’s exit from the European Union draws closer, politicians’ comments are getting downright Lobby Barish.  Earlier in the week, European Commission President said that there would be “a special place in hell” for politicians who promoted Brexit without any plan as to how it would be carried out safely.

Not so hard to believe. Jonathan Spira went to see Aaron Sorkin’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a renovated version of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and got into a bit of a tussle with the famed director and producer.  All that was overheard was, “Aaron, tell me again, exactly how do we know that BobEwellfell on his own knife?”

A taste of Britain. American Airlines will (finally) complete the construction of its terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, taking in oneworld and joint-venture partner British Airways as part of the expansion.  It will also import one of the least favorite features of BA’s home airport, Heathrow, and introduce the use of remote parking stands for boarding and deplaning an aircraft.

Size matters.  Chicago O’Hare is now the busiest airport in the world, based on the number of flights. “That’s peachy,” retorted the former title holder in Atlanta, nicknamed Latoya Jackson Intergalactic Spaceport & Nail Emporium, adding “but not so fast…  We still hold the record for… oh, nevermind.”

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