In NYC, once a payphone, soon a superfast Wi-Fi hub

New York City plans to turn its lowly public payphone network into what it claims will be the biggest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world. City leaders revealed the $200 million plan, called LinkNYC, on Monday at City Hall. The project will replace the Big Apple’s thousands of payphone installations with thin, sleek, 9.5-foot-tall hubs providing unlimited Internet access at super-high speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. A consortium called CityBridge won the bid to develop the project, though several city boards now need to approve the plan before construction can start. The group includes mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, which will help with connection technology, and outdoor advertiser Titan, which already has the largest contract in the...

New York City is the Place to Plan a Beautiful and Unique Wedding

The traditional wedding takes place in a church with a bridal couple, a church official, and a building full of witnesses. They then follow this with a reception celebration with food and drink. After the festivities, the wedding duo traditionally disappears into the night. Most of these traditions have held up, while they have changed or altered some of them. More couples today are choosing to declare their intentions in locations other than the traditional church. New York is a great place to choose for a wedding site. There are some unforgettable venues to choose from for weddings in New York City. Central Park One very popular spot is Central Park. Many wedding planners in New York offer packages for this park. They specifically design services for wedding...

NYC Gets a Country Music Festival

From the Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will be among the main attractions at FarmBorough, a new country music festival coming to New York City over three days in June. The festival, planned for June 26 through 28 on Randalls Island, was announced on Wednesday by Live Nation Entertainment and the New York concert promoter Founders Entertainment, which are presenting it in partnership. The country genre, led by a new generation of stars like Mr. Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and — until her recent move to pure pop — Taylor Swift, has been surging in popularity for years; on the radio, it has supplanted Top 40 as the most popular format. But even while data have repeatedly shown that New York is a big market...

A New, New York Hospitality Brand

It is hard to keep up with the latest and trendiest hotels in New York. Especially in a city that is infamously known as one that never sleeps. We have the 4-1-1 on a new brand of hotels, which will transform your over-night experiences.

Chelsea Hotels has been created as a branch of King & Grove Hotels, but is infused with a different flair and direction. CEO of Chelsea Hotels Ed Scheetz will transform five of King & Grove’s previous 14 properties. The new hospitality brand will have hotels in New York City, Brooklyn and Montauk.

NYC Museum Plans Sleepover Event for Adults

From If you’re not afraid of things that go bump in the night, an adults-only sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History may be for you. The New York City museum will have its first-ever sleepover adventure for adults 21 years old and up on Aug. 1. It’s a far cry from the kiddie version. For one thing, the charge is $325 for museum members and $375 for non-members. A champagne reception, music and a 3-course dinner are on tap. Then it’s off to explore the museum’s enormous dinosaur skeletons and African mammals. There’s also flashlight tour of the darkened fossil halls. Read more here:

Shopping Spots: The Miami Design District

The Design District is located in Miami’s urban core. This once, gritty locale is under renovation to inspire the experience of a glamorous, international shopping spree. The area has already been redesigned to include more space, fresh, green trees, increased security and upscale retailers such as Hermes, Prada and Louis Vuitton, with over a hundred other upscale Miami stores expected to join the family in the upcoming months. The list of exciting appearances include Dolce and Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Christian Louboutin, Givenchy, Valentino, Miu Miu, Rolex, Harry Winston and more.

Hotel Managers in the News

Another example of corporate hotel management is the Pyramid Hotel Group. This corporation focuses on customer satisfaction, and they see themselves as “passionate” about getting results. They present how well their executives work as teams to create the best possible service with a good profit. Additionally, Chelsea Hotels is a group that manages properties exclusively in areas of New York City. Ed Scheetz is the CEO of Chelsea Hotels.

NYC firm Foley & Lardner hired to help with Buffalo Bills deal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office confirmed the prominent New York City law firm, whose partner Irwin Raij worked on the current lease between the Bills, Erie County and the state, has been retained to make sure who ever buys the National Football League team keeps it in Western New York.

Foley & Lardner is being paid $350,000. The firm’s hiring is the latest in a series of moves all designed to make sure the Bills remain in Buffalo and are not moved to another city when the team’s current stadium lease expires.

Music in NYC

New York City is one the greatest cities in the world for music. The city helped shape multiple genres of music from hip hop to jazz and has some of the most famous music venues of all time. The incredibly diverse city has helped facilitate a unique music scene that boasts interesting fusions that have given birth to new genres of music, like Salsa music that was created from a variety of different Caribbean influences that were merged in the ultra diverse city scene. This article will provide a brief overview of the diversity of sound that is available in New York City and where fans can go to experience the music scene that the city has to offer.

NYC entertainment

For as long as there has been an entertainment industry in the United States, New York City has been a major center of that industry. Broadway, of course, has always been world famous for the many musical comedies put on there, and the city has also been a center for the folk revival of the 1960s and the rap music industry of the 1980s. Many famous TV shows, including Sesame Street, also take place in what Sinatra called “the city that never sleeps.” This article will serve as a guide to some of the most noteworthy entertainment places in New York. All are constantly having renovations and improvements done on them, so it is important to keep up with the latest news.