November 2, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- The New York City Marathon has been canceled, but that hasn't alleviated transportation woes out of post-Sandy JFK airport. Landing here on Friday, I found that gas shortages have resulted in major taxi shortages. Lines for limited taxi service are an hour long or more, and guests are being told to double- and triple-up with strangers if they hope to get into Manhattan. Once in a cab, I learned the going rate is $57 with toll for a single stop, and it is taking about 90 minutes to get to Midtown.
October 31, 2012 |
Super storm Sandy has led to the cancellation of about 19,500 flights since Saturday but cancellations are on the decline and two key East Coast airports reopened Wednesday. John F. Kennedy International in New York and Newark Liberty International in New Jersey reopened Wednesday for limited service, but La Guardia International Airport in New York remains closed because of flooding. It remains unclear when La Guardia will reopen and airline officials urged passengers to check on their flight status by phone or online before heading for an airport.
October 15, 2012 |
What if airlines wooed you with cool music instead of peanuts? JetBlue will be hosting new artists from the CMJ 2012 Music Marathon in New York City who will perform Wednesday at the airline's T5 terminal at JFK International Airport. Icona Pop , JJAMZ , Matt Sucich and Kate Earl will be featured during the 1 to 4:30 p.m. concert, according to an airline statement. It's part of the Live From T5 concert series that takes place post-security for ticketed passengers awaiting their flights.
September 20, 2012
On the morning of Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy realized that their Fort Worth hotel suite featured an extraordinary array of artwork, including a painting by Vincent van Gogh and a bronze by Pablo Picasso. A group of prominent Fort Worth citizens had scrambled to put together the collection in the days leading up to the president's fateful Texas visit, transforming an otherwise plain suite into something special. Next year, almost all of those works the couple admired in their last private moments before President Kennedy was assassinated will be on display at the Dallas Museum of Art in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death.
September 20, 2012 |
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy will be marked next year with numerous commemorations around the country. As part of the observances, the Dallas Museum of Art will host an exhibition of the works of art that were installed in the president's suite at his hotel during his 1963 trip. Kennedy stayed at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth the night before he was fatally shot on Nov. 22. The hotel's presidential suite had been decorated with artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Thomas Eakins, Pablo Picasso and others, all of which will be brought together for the first time for the exhibition, the museum announced Wednesday.
September 12, 2012 |
Fifty years ago today, President Kennedy made his case to the American people that the country should send a man to the moon. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard,” Kennedy told an outdoor audience at Rice University in Houston. The Sept. 12, 1962, speech came more than a year after the Soviets sent cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin into space, becoming the first human to orbit the Earth. His April 12, 1961, flight lasted less than two hours, but the space race was on. Three weeks later, NASA astronaut Alan Shepard became the first American to travel to space with a five-minute suborbital flight.
August 13, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- A boater who became stranded in the bay off New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport swam toward the tarmac, clambered over a security fence, walked across runways and reached an airline terminal, embarrassing officials in charge of the facility's security system. Daniel J. Casillo didn't even have to remove his jacket or shoes. According to media accounts of his odyssey Saturday night, which was first reported by the New York Post, the 31-year-old Queens resident was still wearing a bright yellow life jacket and dripping wet, with snails in his shoes, when he reached the Delta terminal in search of assistance.
June 28, 2012 |
Give Lana Del Rey this much credit: She knows how to get press. Yet her latest ploy -- playing the roles of Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy in the video for her song "National Anthem" -- is curiously naive. The clip reappropriates American symbols with the seeming belief that the visuals themselves will carry thesis-worthy meaning. But this is politics as accessory, which comes across especially slight during an election year, when artists regularly feel compelled to campaign and even those who are apolitical are granted a reprieve for speaking their mind. Along with rapper A$AP Rocky, Del Rey and director Anthony Mandler aim to provoke but instead play with our expectations.
April 24, 2012 |
OK, so Social Security is going to be in trouble in, oh, 2033. And Medicare? Uh oh, 2024. Hmmm. Let's see. That's close but probably OK on Social Security; not so good on Medicare (especially with my -- how to put this? -- non-vegan lifestyle). What? You weren't thinking the same thing? Tell me you didn't read The Times' article Tuesday and then do the math, trying to figure out if the two safety-net programs will be around long enough for you? Because that's what it's all about. Tea party types like to harrumph about the debt their kids and grandkids are going to have to shoulder.