When Hurricane Sandy overwhelmed New York City, the airport infrastructure naturally shut down along with everything else. As with the subway and bridge systems, however, it seems airplane travel is returning to normalcy.
Earlier today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the reopening of two airports in the metropolitan area, John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty, to limited traffic, with the fate of LaGuardia Airport remaining uncertain as officials sought to repair and inspect the facility in the wake of flood damage. But that ambiguity did not last long; Governor Andrew Cuomo just declared LaGuardia will open too.
Politicians, it seems safe to say, are not renowned for their familiarity with the truth. On the rare occasion when a politician blurts out something which is both verifiable and accurate, apologies and explanations often follow.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker should offer neither an apology nor an explanation for the truth he spoke during a television interview over the weekend.
Newark, New Jersey’s tireless mayor Cory Booker is in the hospital tonight, suffering from smoke inhalation and second-degree burns. Mr. Booker acquired his injuries around 9:30 p.m. Thursday as he returned home from a television appearance. One of his security guards saw a fire in a building on Hawthorne Avenue in Upper Clinton Hill. Mr. Booker’s guards rose to the occasion, but the mayor realized their work wasn’t done and cape madly flapping, gold “M” emblem glinting in the firelight, he dove into action:
It is almost impossible to live inside one of Richard Meier’s fabulously sleek homes without a net worth exceeding eight figures. From Hamptons homes to the Perry Street “lofts,” those glass sentinels overlooking the Hudson, Mr. Meier’s architecture is synonymous with the high-end. But just across the river, in Newark, 200 lucky teachers will be able to call a Richard Meier apartment home.
Planes Trains & Automobiles
Last week, Frommer’s picked the 10 worst airports in the world. The Observer grabbed our bags and booked it for the worst, JFK’s Terminal 3. In this week’s paper, we take a look at why New York has not one but three of the worst terminals on the planet, one each at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark.
Tweeting Toward Bethlehem
Newark residents have been the lucky constituents of America’s hardest-working mayor since Cory Booker took office in 2006. And while his jurisdiction doesn’t extend beyond the embattled New Jersey city, his Twitter presence is such that his voice can reach much farther: he’s accumulated over a million followers, and is a fairly prolific scribe when Read More
Our story begins years ago in a Newark housing project, the now-demolished former residence of Newark mayor Cory Booker, and an unlikely place to spot hot shot hedge fund money manager Bill Ackman. Nevertheless, a meeting between the two took place, Bloomberg reports, amid “drug dealers and rats.” And now big-time money is flowing Read More
Newark is the New York
What is a major cultural institution to do when funding for the arts dries up? How about invest in real estate. In Downtown Newark.
It sounds more like a bad joke than an investment strategy, but that is exactly what the two-decades-old New Jersey Performing Arts Center is looking to do, according to the Read More
After Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement that he would donate $100 million to Newark schools, the Observer remarked on the timing of this gift. Zuckerberg will be talking about the donation on Oprah today, a few hours before the premier of The Social Network at the New York Film Festival, a film in which he is Read More
EAST RUTHERFORD—Newark Mayor Cory Booker is predicting record Newark voter turnout, and high attendance throughout the state.
“We’ve got another upset coming on Tuesday,” he said. (The Super Bowl metaphors are not gonna stop allllll day!) “We’re back here not to rock the sports world like the Giants just did, we’re here to rock the Read More