Transportation

L Train Won’t Shutdown After All

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) won’t shutdown the L Train to Brooklyn for repairs that has been dreaded for nearly two years. The MTA said it has accepted the recommendations of a panel of engineering experts that determined a complete closure of the L Train Tunnel is unnecessary. The report – which followed weeks of […]

Banks

Citi Introduces New Rewards+ Card

NEW YORK — Citi, one of the world’s largest banks, is launching a new no annual fee credit card, Citi Rewards+, that gives cardmembers the ability to earn more points on everyday purchases – even the small ones. Starting January 10, the Citi Rewards+ card will round up to the nearest 10 ThankYou Points on […]

Magazine

Chef Robert Irvine Launches Print Magazine

NEW YORK — Celebrity chef and former talk show host Robert Irvine is launching a new print magazine in partnership with American Media, LLC (AM), a leading publisher of celebrity and health and fitness brands. Now on sale at newsstands, the first-ever 100-page special edition print issue builds on the success of Irvine’s digital lifestyle […]

Media News

Oath is Dead

Oath, the bizarre name given to Verizon’s digital media subsidiary, is losing its name next year and will officially become Verizon Media Group on January 8, 2019. Oath was formed on June 23, 2017 when Verizon purchased Yahoo for $4.48 billion. It merged the Internet site with its own content division that included AOL, Techcrunch […]

Retail

IKEA to Open Planning Studio in Manhattan

Swedish retail giant IKEA plans to open its first store Planning Studio in Manhattan next Spring on Third Avenue. This will be IKEA’s first city center store in the U.S., marking the company’s transformation and commitment to bringing IKEA into the heart of urban areas. Unlike IKEA stores in the suburbs, this Manhattan location won’t […]

Restaurant

Momofuku Debuts Noodle Bar in Columbus Circle

Momofuku, the operator of a mini-empire of Asian restaurants, has opened a new Noodle Bar on the third floor of the Shops at Columbus Circle inside the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. Momofuku Noodle Bar serves a changing roster of ramen noodles, steamed breads, soft serve, and daily dishes. Momofuku Noodle Bar is open for […]

Airlines

United to Use New Boeing Dreamliners From Newark

United Airlines will fly its newest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on six trans-Atlantic routes from its New York/Newark hub beginning in March 2019. United was the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10, and is also the first airline in the world to have the entire family of Boeing’s 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 […]

Restaurant

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens Sixth NJ Restaurant

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has opened its 156th restaurant in The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in busy Paramus along Route 4. This is the sixth Ruth’s Chris restaurant in New Jersey. The upscale steakhouse offers a stylish and modern atmosphere along with the brand’s legendary, sizzling steaks, award-winning spirits program and exceptional service. The new […]

Airlines

JetBlue Rolls Out Face ID Gate at JFK

(Photo: Jetblue’s Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.) NEW YORK — JetBlue has introduced its first fully-integrated biometric self-boarding gate at New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Customers flying to select international destinations from Terminal 5 at New York-JFK can now board even faster with […]

Retail

Five Below Opens First Manhattan Store

NEW YORK — Discount retailer Five Below, where every item is $5 or less, has opened its first Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue. The chain has nearly 750 stores in 30 states and its merchandise is geared mostly to tweens (10-12) and teenagers. Selling everything from smartphone accessories and Bluetooth speakers to fashion and beauty […]