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Posts from the ‘New York’ Category

  • December 3, 2014
    Embrace the Holidays in NYC for Under $100

    If you’re lucky enough to be in New York City during the winter holiday season, you’ll discover that there are holiday festivities around every corner. From the lighting of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, there is something for everyone! Check out some of the best holiday events in […]


  • May 27, 2013
    New York City introduces bike program

    New York City get a new form of public transportation called bicycle-sharing. This new program that kicked-off today is privately financed by Citigroup – called Citi Bike NYC. Leading off with 6,000 bikes at more than 300 stations, the program allows riders to unlock the three-gear, cruising-style bikes from any station, take them for a […]


  • March 20, 2013

    New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed in 2011 for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary. It was scheduled to reopen on October 29, 2012, but was shut down due to infrastructure damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. And now it’s scheduled to open on […]


  • October 31, 2012
    NYC Subway status – limited opening Thursday

    Limited services on New York City Subway will begin THURSDAY MORNING after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. These are all the updates: R trains operate in BK btwn Jay St & 95th St making all local stops N trains operate btwn Ditmars Blvd. (Queens) & 34th St making all local stops F trains operate in […]


  • October 25, 2012
    Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations (Updated)

    New York City’s icon and a World Heritage Site, the Statue of Liberty, was closed last year for repairs and renovations, a day after its 125th anniversary. After spending $30 million on making it wheelchair accessible and repairs on stairs, the epic site is reopening this Sunday for visitors. October 29, 2012 marks the 126th […]


  • August 17, 2011
    New York City to test pay by phone parking meters

    New York City officials plan to test new “pay by phone” parking meters that motorists can pay by the app, warn them as the time winds down and invites them to buy extra minutes without returning to their cars. In coming months, nearly 300 spots will be equipped with the new technology, which is already […]


  • August 11, 2011
    Statue of Liberty to close for a year starting Oct 29, 2011

    Update: October 25, 2012 – Statue of Liberty opens after a year of repairs & renovations After 9/11 attacks the crown of the Statue of Liberty was closed for public until President Obama opened it on July 4, 2009. Now, the monument will close for a year starting October 29, 2011, a day after its […]


  • April 18, 2011
    Virgin America 3-day sale – $149 from L.A. to East Coast (U.S. only)

    Virgin America is offering a three-day sale on fares for flights in May. Prices are $149 plus tax each way for flights to New York and other East Coast destinations from Los Angeles. But act quickly if you want a seat as the sale ends Wednesday. The deal: The May Is the New July sale […]


  • April 11, 2011
    Yotel comes to New York City in June

    We had covered the concept of a Yotel back in 2009. And now the London based company is opening their first hotel in Manhattan. The ‘cabins’ come with a complimentary breakfast available from the ‘kitchen’ Galley on each floor, quiet cooling and heating, free WiFi and a workstation. The moving bed comes with luxury sheets […]


  • February 3, 2011
    Download Lonely Planet N. American iPhone city guides for free

    Download 13 free Lonely Planet city guide apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad for free through Friday. Normally, they can cost as much as $5.99 each to download. The apps provide information on lodging, shopping, dining, festivals, arts sporting evens, internet availability, local history and more. According to Lonely Planet’s blog post, they are making […]


  • January 5, 2011
    A Guide to Cheap Buses (NY Times)

    There are tons of low-cost bus services from New York City to Philadelphia, Washington DC and Boston, and one can get really confused with all those names like WorldWideBus, Greyhound, FungWah, Megabus, Tripper, Bolt, and LuckyStar. So which one do you take? What’s the lowest cost one would pay for these services? Which one is […]


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