NYC hotels ban guns following agreement with organized labor

NYC hotels ban guns following agreement with organized labor

New York City hotels are taking a hard line on firearms in response to the controversial US Supreme Court decision striking down century-old state rules on carrying concealed weapons. Supporters say keeping guests from packing heat is key to bringing the New York City hospitality sector back to life amid rising crime. “Public accommodations and … Read more

MTA faces decades of debt as ridership remains low

CEO Janno Lieber at the MTA's Jamaica Depot on Monday, June 27, 2022. (Marc A. Hermann/MTA)

MTA ridership is “not recovering as hoped,” and the transit authority faces difficult decisions that could leave the largest public transportation system in the country saddled with debt for decades, the state comptroller reported Thursday. Rider fares covered 51.1% of the MTA’s operating costs in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic, state Comptroller … Read more

Marriott opens new Ritz Carlton in Manhattan as NYC tourism roars back

Marriott opens new Ritz Carlton in Manhattan as NYC tourism roars back

The Ritz-Carlton in the NoMad neighborhood of New York City. Seema Mody | CNBC Marriott next week will open a swanky new Ritz Carlton hotel in Manhattan, marking a bet on the surge in luxury travel and the hopeful return of business travelers this fall. “It’s got 10,000 square feet of meeting space, a 7,000-square-foot … Read more

The top spots to shop for the winter vacation home of your dreams

The top spots to shop for the winter vacation home of your dreams

At home in Breckenridge, Colorado. Michael Robinson | Corbis Documentary | Getty Images Ever since the Covid pandemic began almost two years ago, weary Americans hankering for a fun, but still safe, getaway have rejiggered their travel habits to jibe with the new normal. Domestic road trips, national park visits and vacation home rentals and … Read more

Odyssey Study Group cult still going strong after Sharon Gans’ death

Odyssey Study Group cult still going strong after Sharon Gans' death

The charismatic leader of a cult that recruited Manhattan’s wealthy and powerful may have died last year, but her notorious movement is still thriving. The Odyssey Study Group, also known as The Work and A Fourth Way School, has long been accused of sexual and child abuse as well as siphoning cash from its members … Read more

How The Industries Of Travel & Food Can Benefit One Another In A Post-Pandemic World

How The Industries Of Travel & Food Can Benefit One Another In A Post-Pandemic World

Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder & CEO of HotelPlanner Tim Hentschel Tim Hentschel, Co-Founder & CEO of HotelPlanner, is someone who lives and breathes travel. He launched HotelPlanner.com in 2003, at the peak of the dot-com era after a casual conversation over beers on what the biggest challenge to booking hotels was for travelers at the time. … Read more