Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Our Neighborhood Insider series takes you on a tour of the coolest up-and-coming areas around the country. This month we explore Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park.

The Big Apple is about to catch up in a major way: Citi Bike debuts in August with 7,000 bikes at 420 stations, with those numbers eventually growing to 10,000 bikes at 600 stations.

Post-holidays can be a dreary time of year. Fortunately, the winter leg of New York Restaurant Week – slotted for weekdays from January 16 through February 10 – offers a good excuse to book stays at New York hotels, since more than 130 restaurants will offer three-course, prix-fixe meals for $24.07 at lunch and $35 during dinner, plus beverages, tax and tip. But there are lots of other food-related events this time of year as well.

When it comes to travelers’ preferences for Labor Day, it’s a big-city trifecta in the top spots. The Orbitz Labor Day 2011 Index reveals Las Vegas, New York City and Chicago holding the first 3 positions for the last long weekend of the summer vacation season.

The memorial part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum is opening to the public on Sept.12, and it looks like visiting it will be a powerful experience — it includes two mammoth pools with waterfalls (on the footprints of where the Twin Towers were), a plaza of trees and the names of the nearly 3,000 victims. But only 1,500 people will be allowed at a time, so if you want to pay your respects firsthand, you’ll have to reserve a pass for a specific date and time. Passes were made available starting July 11.

It’s been a hellish winter, and nothing breaks us out of the winter blues like a new wardrobe and spring break getaway with your friends. Manhattan is the ultimate destination for sprucing up your wardrobe and catching up with friends, so we’ve chosen four stylish New York hotels near chic shopping districts.

This St. Patrick’s Day, I’ll be joining the rest of America in celebrating my adopted Irish pride at my favorite downtown Chicago Irish bars. A note to out-of-towners: Many Chicago hotels are located near the parade route, making it even easier to combine your pub crawl with a stroll to see the infamous Chicago River being dyed green on March 12. Check out these Chicago hotels, plus a few more in Boston and New York that put you in a Celtic mood way before March 17.

Thanks to the concentration of financial and cultural affairs and the sheer volume of passengers in the New York Metropolitan area, New York is now the most important and most combative aviation markets in the world. Four airlines, Delta, American, Continental and JetBlue, are all fighting to be king of the hill. One of the combatants, Delta Air Lines, is now making important changes at its two major New York airports.

No one would argue that downtown Seattle–or downtown anywhere–needs more hotels, but business travelers looking for iterations of their favorite mid-priced chains in the Emerald City now have more choice. Hyatt Place has opened a 160-room outlet on 6th Avenue North near Denny Way. Not too far away, in Pioneer Square, a 222-room Courtyard by Marriott has opened in the historic, turn-of-the-century Alaska Building.

Starting next year, Delta adds new routes to Valencia, Spain; Prague; Cape Town, South Africa and more. Get details.

Find out the best time to visit and how to save money on tickets.

Whip out those credit cards and get cracking on your gift list. Here’s a list of my top 5 places to shop.

Bet you can’t guess the most popular destination for travel this Christmas.

Know before you go: Is your airport going to be extra crowded this Thanksgiving? Check out our list.

Here’s our rundown of places to ice skate (one for free) on a New York City vacation.

Looking for a traditional German beer garden or a see-and-be-seen pool bar? Here are some of the top spots for al fresco cocktails in New York City.

How will you celebrate the Fourth of July? Here’s a look at some of the top fireworks extravanzas across the United States.

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