Airlines

Delta to Launch First A220 Flight in NY

Delta is launching its new Airbus A220-100 aircraft, a state-of-the-art narrowbody jet with all the amenities and luxury of a widebody aircraft, in NY starting in late January. Inaugural A220 flights are set to depart on Jan. 31, 2019, from Delta’s hub at New York’s LaGuardia airport to its growing operation at Boston Logan International, […]

Hotels

Dual-Hilton Brand Hotel Opens in Albany

ALBANY – A new dual-branded hotel featuring Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton opened this month at Crossgates Mall in Albany. The hotel was built by Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates and 17 other malls in the Northeast. The 192-room property is the first dual-branded Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton in the country […]

Airlines

JetBlue to Reduce Noise on Airbus Jets

NEW YORK — JetBlue said it plans to retrofit its entire Airbus fleet with noise-reducing vortex generators. This move reflects JetBlue’s continued commitment to the communities where its customers and crewmembers live and work. Beginning in 2015, JetBlue began taking delivery of new aircraft with vortex generators already installed. JetBlue is committing to add the […]

Real Estate

High Line Art Galleries Now Open

NEW YORK —  Related Companies has announced the opening of ‘High Line Nine’, a new series of art gallery spaces in West Chelsea. Located beneath the High Line and adjacent to Zaha Hadid’s first residential development in New York City, 520 W. 28th Street, the ‘High Line Nine’ brings emerging A-list talent to New York […]

Funding Real Estate

Real Estate Company Compass Raises $400 Million

NEW YORK — Compass, a real estate technology company, has scored a $400 million Series F financing round led by the Softbank Vision Fund and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), with participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. This investment will bring the total capital raised to nearly $1.2 billion. Compass plans to use the capital to […]

News

Woodward Trump Book Sets Sales Records

NEW YORK — Publisher Simon & Schuster announced that Bob Woodward’s FEAR: TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE sold a total of more than 750,000 copies through Tuesday, September 11, the first day the book went on sale.  The combined sales figure includes pre-orders and first day sales of print books, ebooks, and audiobooks in both […]

Real Estate

Empire State Building Has New Entrance

NEW YORK – The Empire State Building (ESB) officially unveiled the first phase of a new entrance last month to the Observatory at 20 West 34th Street. Part of the decade-long Empire State ReBuilding project, the new entrance provides visitors to its popular observation deck with a larger dedicated entrance which used to be shared […]

Funding

Launchmetrics Lands $50 Million Investment

NEW YORK — Launchmetrics, a developer of technology to measure marketing campaigns and social media influencers, has closed a $50 million investment from Bpifrance, Seventure, Cipio Partners and Famille C (Famille Courtin-Clarins). The company plans to use the funding to expand global reach, accelerate product growth and innovation, as well as hire additional sales & […]

Government

Mayor Proposes Boarding Area for Central Park Horses

NEW YORK— The de Blasio administration wants to establish new passenger boarding areas for horse-drawn cabs at several major Central Park entrances. The new rule will designate specific locations within Central Park as passenger boarding areas for horse-drawn cabs, moving them from heavily-congested nearby locations along Central Park South. Relocating boarding areas within Central Park […]

Funding

Knewton Ready to Expand With $25 Million

NEW YORK — Knewton, a developer of educational software for college students, has closed its latest financing round, which includes up to $25 million in capital. Knewton plans to use the funding to expand Alta, the company’s adaptive learning courseware for higher education, which made its U.S. debut in January 2018. The financing round was led by […]