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JetBlue Announces Plans for New Terminal at JFK

JetBlue Announces Plans for New Terminal at JFK

JetBlue Airways announced it is moving forward with plans to develop a new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on the Terminal 6 and 7 sites.
The resultant 1.2 million-square-foot (111,483-square-meter) Terminal 6 will feature over 100,00 square feet (9,290 square meters) of dining, lounge, and retail space.
The new terminal will integrate “seamlessly” with the airline’s current terminal, Terminal 5, which is fronted by the TWA Flight Center, the original …

New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining, Fitness Centers

New York City to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Dining, Fitness Centers

New York City will require people dining in restaurants, going to theater performances, and working out in a fitness center to show proof of vaccination.
The move was announced by the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, Tuesday morning.
The new policy is similar to mandates issued in France and Italy last month and is the first of its kind in the United States.
The requirement will go into effect later this month and …

After the Fourth Suicide in 18 Months, the Vessel in N.Y.C. Might Close Permanently

After the Fourth Suicide in 18 Months, the Vessel in N.Y.C. Might Close Permanently

The Vessel, a new and popular tourist attraction in New York City, may close for good after the attraction continued to receive attention for the wrong reason, namely four suicides in the past year and a half.
On Thursday, a 14-year-old boy, in front of his entire family, leapt to his death from the Vessel.
The attraction is located in Hudson Yards, a shiny new neighborhood and destination in New York City …

Great Moments in Travel History – August 2021

August, a holiday month for a good part of the world, is tied with July for the hottest month of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is the eighth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is named after Augustus, a Roman statesman who was the first ruler of the Roman Empire. The month was originally named Sextilis because it was the sixth month of …

Coronavirus News Update – July 30: Japan Extends State of Emergency as Olympic Games Continue

Coronavirus News Update – July 30: Japan Extends State of Emergency as Olympic Games Continue

The coronavirus outbreak in Japan continues to worsen.  On Friday, officials reported more than 10,000 new daily cases, the first time the country had surpassed that figure since the start of the pandemic in early 2020.  Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced an expanded state of emergency in four areas in addition to Tokyo and that the restrictions currently in place in the capital would continue through at least the end …

Broadway Announces Mandatory Covid Vaccinations for Cast and Crew

Broadway Announces Mandatory Covid Vaccinations for Cast and Crew

Broadway theaters are expected to reopen soon and there will be new coronavirus safety protocols in place when that happens.
Theaters have been dark since March 2020.
Before the pandemic started, Broadway shows welcomed over 14 million people each year with $1.8 billion in ticket sales.  Restarting Broadway is considered a crucial part of restarting the Big Apple’s economy, according to city officials.
The Broadway League, which represents theater owners, and the Actors’ …

Coronavirus News Update – July 29: Apple, Facebook, Google to All Require Masks

Coronavirus News Update – July 29: Apple, Facebook, Google to All Require Masks

Apple said it will require customers and employees in many of its retail stores to don face masks.  It will also require individuals in its offices to wear masks regardless of vaccination status. The move was made after reviewing the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local health data and applies to approximately 45% of its shops.
As of Thursday morning, the world has …