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New York planning to silence Niagara Falls

The auditory sensation of Niagara Falls belligerent roar as 85000 cubic feet of water ram down to its rocky base each second literally mesmerizes everyone. But as of a new plan, for the 2nd time, the sound of the falls could soon go silent. However, the manmade stop would stay for a few months.

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Eurostar introduces brand new premier lounge in Brussels

Today, the Eurostar reopens their Brussels Business Premier Lounge with a whole new look following 2 months of restoration, in the newest phase of their extensive program of station advances to heighten the passenger experience.
The brand new lounge has an elegant and sleek design to make a airy and light ambience along with regions work, catch up with people or to just unwind and relax. Now open to Business Premier passengers as well as the Eurostar Frequent Traveller carte blanche holders, the brand new features would include digital screens as well as iPads across the room would keep passengers up to date along with travel info, news as well as weather information and updates on their destinations and trains.
Also include in the brand new lounge is appease perimeter lighting that would subtly alter throughout the day to offer the lulling effect of the natural light. An easy to link to wi-fi solution as well as power as well as USB sockets would also be put up at each seat.
Everything which guests had enjoyed from before, including a huge selection of magazines and newspapers, fully stocked bar as well as a devoted reception desk to help with taxi bookings or reservations at a place would also remain.
Eurostar commercial director Nick Mercer stated that they are committed to improving their customers’ business experience along with an unseamed journey on both their core as well as connecting routes, and the brand new Brussels business lounge is an important part of this.

Today, the Eurostar reopens their Brussels Business Premier Lounge with a whole new look following 2 months of restoration, in the newest phase of their extensive program of station advances to heighten the passenger experience.

The brand new lounge has an elegant and sleek design to make a airy and light ambience along with regions work, catch up with people or to just unwind and relax. Now open to Business Premier passengers as well as the Eurostar Frequent Traveller carte blanche holders, the brand new features would include digital screens as well as iPads across the room would keep passengers up to date along with travel info, news as well as weather information and updates on their destinations and trains.

Also include in the brand new lounge is appease perimeter lighting that would subtly alter throughout the day to offer the lulling effect of the natural light. An easy to link to wi-fi solution as well as power as well as USB sockets would also be put up at each seat.

Everything which guests had enjoyed from before, including a huge selection of magazines and newspapers, fully stocked bar as well as a devoted reception desk to help with taxi bookings or reservations at a place would also remain.

Eurostar commercial director Nick Mercer stated that they are committed to improving their customers’ business experience along with an unseamed journey on both their core as well as connecting routes, and the brand new Brussels business lounge is an important part of this.

New York luxury hotel set to offer US$ 5000 weekend divorce deal

If you are deciding to split up, you may want to do this in style. New York’s Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa located in Saratoga Springs, is known for its weddings, but they are now all set to offer a  package which serves up a fast divorce in a scenic setting. For US$ 5000, the divorcing pair receives separate rooms. They could also access the resort’s spa, swimming area, tennis courts, golf courses as well as a lawyer, stated a leading newspaper.
Jim Halfens, who would run the program at the Gideon Putnam, still runs a same type concept in Netherlands. While speaking to a leading newspaper, Jim told that practically, they are divorced after signing on Sunday. After that, all work is done and they send it to a judge who just hits a stamp on this to make it official.
And since this is 2014, people at the hotel would have the scope of being filmed for a reality program presently in progress. To take part in Divorce Hotel program, couples have to be the citizens of the United States, and agree to use only the attorneys offered by the program to deal with the divorce.
Rob Sgarlata, one of the hotel representatives, told that the new package would have real great appeal to various type of clientele — but would not harm the Gideon Putnam’s reputation as a great and romantic wedding destination. Rob added that from their point of view, these are more guests with a specific requirement, and they have a scope to help them to fill that requirement. They do not see it as different from any of our other groups.

If you are deciding to split up, you may want to do this in style. New York’s Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa located in Saratoga Springs, is known for its weddings, but they are now all set to offer a  package which serves up a fast divorce in a scenic setting. For US$ 5000, the divorcing pair receives separate rooms. They could also access the resort’s spa, swimming area, tennis courts, golf courses as well as a lawyer, stated a leading newspaper.

Jim Halfens, who would run the program at the Gideon Putnam, still runs a same type concept in Netherlands. While speaking to a leading newspaper, Jim told that practically, they are divorced after signing on Sunday. After that, all work is done and they send it to a judge who just hits a stamp on this to make it official.

And since this is 2014, people at the hotel would have the scope of being filmed for a reality program presently in progress. To take part in Divorce Hotel program, couples have to be the citizens of the United States, and agree to use only the attorneys offered by the program to deal with the divorce.

Rob Sgarlata, one of the hotel representatives, told that the new package would have real great appeal to various type of clientele — but would not harm the Gideon Putnam’s reputation as a great and romantic wedding destination. Rob added that from their point of view, these are more guests with a specific requirement, and they have a scope to help them to fill that requirement. They do not see it as different from any of our other groups.

New York officials dealing with Times Square superheroes in a tough way

On Monday, the officials of New York City dealt with Spider Man, Elmo as well as other fictional characters with a proposal to deepen a crackdown on the costumed road performers who stray Times Square and pose with travelers for tips.
If the bill is passed, then as per law it would require background checks, licensing as well as other necessary measures for the dressed characters in what City Council member Andy King termed a public safety concern.
Recently, he told that it is not about violating anybody’s First Amendment rights, this bill is strictly about safety in the city of New York City. The police, business owners and city leaders started a clamp down in the past few months after many of the characters were caught by police for harassment, assault as well as other crimes when they were on a job.
Earlier in July, a man dressed as Spiderman reportedly punched a police officer after demanding tips from passersby. The Times Square Alliance head Tim Tompkins told that Times Square as quirky is fine, but creepy is not.
Some of the supporters of the street performers has said that they are law abiding and the proposals would restrict where the street performers could work and imply a waiting time as well as a US$ 170 licensing fee and it would also limit their ability to back their families. Elizabeth Holland has stated that it would leave people without a job for months.

On Monday, the officials of New York City dealt with Spider Man, Elmo as well as other fictional characters with a proposal to deepen a crackdown on the costumed road performers who stray Times Square and pose with travelers for tips.

If the bill is passed, then as per law it would require background checks, licensing as well as other necessary measures for the dressed characters in what City Council member Andy King termed a public safety concern.

Recently, he told that it is not about violating anybody’s First Amendment rights, this bill is strictly about safety in the city of New York City. The police, business owners and city leaders started a clamp down in the past few months after many of the characters were caught by police for harassment, assault as well as other crimes when they were on a job.

Earlier in July, a man dressed as Spiderman reportedly punched a police officer after demanding tips from passersby. The Times Square Alliance head Tim Tompkins told that Times Square as quirky is fine, but creepy is not.

Some of the supporters of the street performers has said that they are law abiding and the proposals would restrict where the street performers could work and imply a waiting time as well as a US$ 170 licensing fee and it would also limit their ability to back their families. Elizabeth Holland has stated that it would leave people without a job for months.

New York could regulate costumed cartoon characters following unseemly incidents

It seems that the time would be tough or Batman as well as his fellow comic book characters bustling for tips in Times Square, New York are handing superheroes a real bad name. Last week, Spider-Man even clocked off a cop. Now, there is a new mayor with a type of attitude which does not bode well for caped crusader, or for Mickey Mouses, Minnie Mouses, Hello Kitties, Cookie Monsters, Cats in Hats, Elmos as well as other masked characters who mill about the Crossroads of the World.
On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told that he believes that this has gone too far. Speaking to the reporters, he added that he does not know whether to call it an industry or what you call it, but it needs to be regulated.
This is not the very first time when the city officials have talked about posing restrictions on the costumed swarms, who number in dozens in places like Times Square in New York. Every time one of them is impeached of acting creepier rather than cute; now there are calls for legislation.
In the year 2012, an Elmo was caught on video in an anti-Semitic jabber. Previous year, a Cookie Monster was caught by police after he allegedly pushed a toddler and also yelling at his mom for failing to tip him liberally. In January, a person dressed as Toy Story’s Woody was accused with sex abuse for allegedly touching teenagers and girls. There have been countless allegations of popular characters groping women.

It seems that the time would be tough or Batman as well as his fellow comic book characters bustling for tips in Times Square, New York are handing superheroes a real bad name. Last week, Spider-Man even clocked off a cop. Now, there is a new mayor with a type of attitude which does not bode well for caped crusader, or for Mickey Mouses, Minnie Mouses, Hello Kitties, Cookie Monsters, Cats in Hats, Elmos as well as other masked characters who mill about the Crossroads of the World.

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio told that he believes that this has gone too far. Speaking to the reporters, he added that he does not know whether to call it an industry or what you call it, but it needs to be regulated.

This is not the very first time when the city officials have talked about posing restrictions on the costumed swarms, who number in dozens in places like Times Square in New York. Every time one of them is impeached of acting creepier rather than cute; now there are calls for legislation.

In the year 2012, an Elmo was caught on video in an anti-Semitic jabber. Previous year, a Cookie Monster was caught by police after he allegedly pushed a toddler and also yelling at his mom for failing to tip him liberally. In January, a person dressed as Toy Story’s Woody was accused with sex abuse for allegedly touching teenagers and girls. There have been countless allegations of popular characters groping women.

JFK to have new travel plaza with food and fuel

It is a place to recharge the batteries. The road fag travelers would be able to have a little bite, car wash or gas up when a brand new travel plaza starts operation, next month, at the corner of 147th Street and 150th Avenue, just next to the JFK Airport.

Redolent of the roadside comfort places that connect highways throughout the country, the new 5.75 acre JFK Travel Plaza located near Belt Parkway as well as JFK Expressway opens on 3rd April, complete with food options like 7-Eleven and Wendy’s. It would also have free Wi Fi connections as well. Max’s New York Style Pizza and Qdoba Mexican Grill would also have their eatery at the plaza.

Instead of just gas, this place would offer compressed natural gas, Tesla electric chargers, diesel and Sunoco Gas. Clean Energy’s senior vice president of finance and sales Peter Grace told that this twenty first century facility would not just meet the fueling requirements for a wide range of vehicles types, but would encourage economic development for the airport’s surrounding communities by making cleaner burning and less expensive natural gas fuel more readily available.

The plaza also has the only legal parking for huge trucks in the city. According to reports, the place would generate 80 jobs as well as US$ 30 million sales in a year. People praised the jobs as well as economic gains it would generate and expect that it would attract new visitors to the area.

New York airports set travel records

The Port Authority airports crossed overall passenger records previous year with 111.6 million flight passengers, stated the agency on Monday. Before the recession, the last traveler record set for Port Authority came in the year 2007 when it saw 1.5 million fewer fliers compared to 2013.

This year, they broke their own record. Kennedy Airport, this year, had a record fifty million annual passengers, that includes a record twenty six million international visitors. LaGuardia Airport recorded 1.6 million international fliers.

In the mean time, trams and trains in cities across the world were awash with briefs and bare legs earlier on Sunday as pranksters traveled without pants for thirteenth annual No Pants Subway Ride. Daily commuters in Hong Kong, Beijing and Sydney braved public transport without pants in the stunt that has gone global since its 1st staging by United States group Improv Everywhere in New York in the year 2002.

12 years ago just 7 people participated in the very first No Pants Subway Ride but now thousands in major cities across the world took part in what organizers call as a celebration of silliness.
Before the Sydney ride, the organizers told that if questioned, you do not know any of the other pant less riders. Tell folks that you forgot to wear pants. Insist that it is a coincidence that others also forgot their trousers. Be nice, friendly and remain calm.

Rutgers Opera goes to New York

Every piece of scenery, costume and prop must fit in a vehicle; the singers have to cope up with an unfamiliar setting, the place where the occasional clink of silverware substitutes the opera house traditions people are used to.

When Rutgers Opera Institute makes its debut in New York at the Le Poisson Rouge along with a performance of The Rape of Lucretia, the school would celebrate a brand new program as well as offer students important experience. But this would not be very easy.

Pamela Gilmore, the director and producer told that they were expecting that bringing the event to New York City would bring more interest to the institute. It offers their singers a level of exposure they might not get in New Jersey and also a level of scrutiny that is going to be higher.

This is far from very first time when arias have been listened at Greenwich Village nightclub, earlier known as Village Gate. Still, the place offers a brand new scope for the student singers. Playing as a part of education shows an altering opera ambiance in which singers must anticipate their careers to have performances on unconventional or small stages. Gilmore told that they require to be more flexible than earlier.

Lucretia would also be performed at the Rutgers on Saturday and this is a part of an industry-wide, ongoing celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth.