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It was known for a few years that JetBlue Airways was going to leave its corporate offices in Forest Hills Towers when its lease expired in 2012.
So both elected officials and the business community celebrated when the company announced it would be moving its operations and more than 1,000 employees to the historic Brewster Building in Long Island City.
At 50 stories and 658 feet, it is the tallest building on geographic Long Island and the tallest in New York State outside Manhattan.
But the Citigroup Building, located at One Court Square in Long Island City, is far more than the answer to a trivia question as far as Queens is concerned.
A Florida-bound plane was forced to land at JFK Airport Thursday morning after being struck by two birds.
JetBlue Flight 1205 to Fort Myers, Fla. took off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains around 8 a.m. and was struck by the birds over the Long Island Sound.
With a cavalcade of notable people and an avalanche of blue and red balloons, Delta Airlines officially opened its JFK Airport gateway at Terminal 4 last Friday, just in time for the summer flying season.
Delta CEO Richard Anderson welcomed elected officials, sports stars and heads of foreign airlines, including Virgin’s Richard Branson, to Gate B41 at the end of Delta’s renovated and extended Concourse B — which at some points seems to look more like a mall than an air terminal — for the ceremonial grand opening.
The most dangerous aspects of my recent trip to Cartagena were the uneven and broken sidewalks — aside from the aggressive drivers who think they’re competing in the Grand Prix.
Located on the northernmost part of South America, and virtually on the same longitude as New York City, Cartagena, Colombia’s fifth-largest city, is just over a four-hour flight on JetBlue from JFK, which means that it takes you two hours less to get there than to California. In addition you don’t have to worry about jet lag since Cartagena is also on Eastern Standard Time.
It is impossible to properly thank the man who most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is one time to show your appreciation. Here are some gift ideas for all budgets.
On Saturday morning (Earth Day) nearly 500 volunteers gathered at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City to plant 100 trees. Volunteers were of all ages dressed in jeans or workout clothes. There were piles of shovels, gardening gloves and wheelbarrows set up at each of the color-coded stations.
JetBlue Airways teamed with New York Restoration Project, the nonprofit that has partnered with the city to plant a million trees throughout the city by 2017, to put on the fifth annual One Thing That’s Green event.
Opponents of a garbage transfer station under construction near LaGuardia Airport are pressing their case in the wake of a bird strike last week that forced a Delta flight with 179 people on board to make an emergency return to Kennedy Airport.
A bird strike shortly after takeoff forced a Delta 757 to make an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport with 179 people on board last Thursday afternoon.
The Phoenix area has quietly become a rival to South Florida in attracting visitors from the Northeast who are looking for a respite from cold weather. What I found intriguing about Phoenix is how its diverse lodging properties can truly shape a getaway.
Delta is making its final approach on a deal that will grant it 132 new takeoff and landing slots at LaGuardia Airport, a move that is expected to trigger a $117 million renovation and construction project.
Delta has agreed to a swap that gives US Airways 42 slots at Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, plus cash.
The Long Island City Partnership, an organization that advocates the area’s economic development, held a real estate business breakfast last Wednesday at Court Square Place, a 16-story office building in the heart of the commercial district that is but one new addition to the ever-changing LIC skyline.
Among the panelists was Joanna Geraghty, chief people officer and executive vice president of JetBlue Airways Corporation, who seemed to express the opinion of most of those in attendance when she said, “Long Island City is on the cusp of greatness.”
The aftermath of a natural disaster is defined by numbers — casualties, infrastructural damage, funding the recovery efforts.
But borough residents and business owners impacted by last September’s tornadoes and microburst are reminded daily of the depth of destruction with noticeable images, like when they stroll or drive past such sites as MacDonald Park in Forest Hills, whose signature arboreal canopy was decimated by Mother Nature’s swift, powerful punch.
Although the demand for blood is constant, the summer months become particularly problematic and the New York Blood Center and other collection groups are urging Queens residents to do their part.
Working to connect the jobless in his congressional district with private and public sector employers, Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) will host a job fair on Friday, June 11 at York College.
New Yorkers should feel right at home in D.C. for numerous reasons ranging from culture to points of interest to fine dining. You don’t need a car because Washington’s subway, the Metro, can get you to almost anywhere.
Despite rising fuel prices, increasing costs and a diminishing number of travelers, JetBlue has opened its new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, equipped with everything from concession stands to e-ticket kiosks, at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
As harsh criticism of the airline industry continues, one airline is working to improve conditions for travelers passing through Kennedy International Airport.
Nearly three months after it became law, New York’s Airline Passengers Bill of Rights has been struck down in federal court.
Inclement weather kept hundreds of JetBlue Airways customers in Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 6 last Thursday.
When Christopher Green attends college this fall he hopes to turn his passion for drawing into a career in graphic arts.
JetBlue Airways, the airline that brought low-fare, ticketless air travel to New Yorkers five years ago will be doubling its daily flights thanks to the construction of a new terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport.
Millions of passengers fly in and out of New York City—over 60 million in 2004—and all of them come to Queens to do it. By serving as home to our two major airports, Queens has earned its share of fame and notoriety, while creating countless first impressions on those visiting the Big Apple for the first time.
John F. Kennedy had just entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 when construction began on what was then the largest airport in the world on the Idlewild Golf Course in southeast Queens. The airport, which would eventually bear his name, originally covered 1,000 acres and eventually grew to over 5,000 acres and became the busiest airport serving the country’s largest city.
The Port Authority has signed off on JetBlue Airways’ plan to build a new terminal at Kennedy Airport, incorporating the famous gull-shaped building of the currently dormant Terminal 5.
When Shawna Herbert, Tanya Gordon, Malika Henderson and Nikki Padgett bought too much food for a barbecue nine years ago, they never imagined it would change their lives forever.