Into Thin Heir
Fulfilling his father’s dream, comedian Nick Kocher went on a family trip up Mount Kilimanjaro. One of them almost didn’t make it down. Read More
Noah Freedman is going to make real estate fun. The Co-founder of BOND New York is transforming the boring text of lease contracts into a vibrant, lifestyle decision. NYO reached out to Noah to discuss BOND’s latest projects, an original in-house publication, BOND Magazine, and a soon-to-come app for smartphone users. Read More
Everyone needs a zebroid. Read More
If you flew commercially this Thanksgiving, you probably weren’t expecting an especially comfortable experience. And I bet you didn’t have one.
Amid such lowered expectations, it is interesting to see airlines changing how they communicate with customers.
The mainstream passenger experience is now about opting-out of services to preserve value. Airlines have adapted their messaging to manage these consumer decisions.
Their new pitch is: if you had a lousy flight, the problem is you.
Why mess with the perfection of the New York slice? Read More
There is only one discernible way to make flying more hellish, and Virgin Atlantic has just added it to its roster, alongside the purple mood lighting and ability to order beer via TV screen: the airline has introduced live stand-up comedy to select domestic U.K. flights.
Recently, over a glass of red wine in the Four Seasons Restaurant at the Love Heals Gala, stylist Mary Alice Stephenson told us that her plan is to bounce around the country for her spring getaway.
“I’m heading to Tampa, which is such a glamorous, exciting place,” she joked. The fashion maven is scheduled to Read More
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.
Too much Chianti?
Spring skirt trends have given way at The New York Times to the more topical issues facing Manhattanites: like how to escape from New York City and get up to the Hamptons.
Three stories in two days debated the relative pros and cons of train, bus, and air travel upstate, but we’re still left with a nagging question…do we have to go? (That’s rhetorical, obviously, yes, you have to go to the Hamptons. Every weekend. All summer.) The only thing missing is an in-depth profile on seaplanes.
So for a quick refresher course–just in case you don’t have time to read a 1,000 word piece on how much alcohol 21-year-olds consume on the LIRR, we’ve summed up The Grey Lady’s stance on each method of getting your tuchus to Montauk.
Visiting the country of your ancestral origin is a formative experience. You come to understand yourself. Your tastes and interests gain new contexts. You get to have a nice long plane ride.
But do you get to have a “sure-to-be mini-bottle laden plane ride?” This is how MTV describes the voyage the cast of “Jersey Read More