Air travel has become such a nightmare that it's hard to muster any surprise about the hassles and indignities travelers face on a regular basis. Excruciatingly long lines, invasive pat downs, awkward luggage inspections, delays, cancelations--and, oh yeah, racial profiling--are all pretty much ac ... More >>
Thankfully, companies are much nicer with Bloomberg when it comes to cutting greenhouse gas emissions than they are with banning soda. In 2007, the Mayor announced the "Carbon Challenge;" an initiative from PlaNYC - the city's sustainability program - that dares any organization in New York to lowe ... More >>
Well, it's been quite the week here in New York City. We at Fork in the Road have been working remotely (some without power, heat, or even running water) to bring you the best coverage we can. We'll continue our reporting but in the meantime, for your convenience, here's a rundown:
Between noon and 4 p.m. today, the NYC Food Truck Association in conjunction with Jet Blue will give away free meals to the powerless in lower Manhattan and the Rockaways. See all the locations and participating trucks after the jump.
How's this for a PR stunt: you know that obnoxious friend of yours (or perhaps your overly Conservative mother -- hi mom!) who always says that, "if (insert politicians name here) wins the election, I'm moving to Canada?" Well, Queens-based JetBlue airlines wants to make that happen -- but they want ... More >>
I used to only worry about simple things like turbulence, engine failure, terrorism, a bird flying into the engine, or the plane dropping 30,000 feet. But nowadays you gotta worry about the crew! They're all loonies!
Jim Lahey revolutionized home bread making with the simple, no-knead technique he perfected at the Sullivan Street Bakery. He then turned his attention to pizza, dishing up inventive pies at Chelsea pizzeria Co. And now you can make Jim's pizza at home. He's got a new cookbook out called My Pizza ... More >>
We heard many of you screaming about the Giants on the streets and in bars last night -- but only 500 of you lucky fans will get to celebrate tomorrow afternoon at City Hall. For the rest of you, though, there's a parade! Late last night, the mayor's office announced plans for football festivities, ... More >>
What is it about planes and people and August? Was it just last year, in this very month, that flight attendent Steven Slater was grabbing two beers and heading down his JetBlue flight's emergency chute, to certain fame and then infamy and then, well, just now while attempting to Google him w ... More >>
Robert "Sandy" Vietze, the drunk 18-year-old who drank eight alcoholic beverages and then relieved himself on the leg of an 11-year-old girl on the worst flight ever (someone later vomited, in an unrelated incident), has been found to have been a top alpine skier and on the developmental team ... More >>
Hours of airport fun!In a bizarre coincidence (some might even call it a "trend"), the New York Post notes that a mere two days after a stun gun was discovered in the back pocket of seat 9B of a JetBlue flight that had landed at Newark, two stun guns were found at JFK, this time in the luggag ... More >>
The FBI is looking into a stun gun found on a JetBlue flight from Boston to Newark, New Jersey, but a spokesman says it probably wasn't for a terrorist attack. That seems obvious considering it was found only after the plane was emptied, as the crew was cleaning and pulled it from a seat-back ... More >>
Andrew Bird Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell Friday, June 10 Better than: Being at a show in a stuffy room somewhere. Outdoor shows are always a risk. The weather can be a temperamental thingsomething that many people in New York received a soggy lesson in last weekan ... More >>
David Greco of Mike's Deli in The Bronx, Jake Dell of Katz's, and Nicky and Vinny Defonte of the eponymous Red Hook sandwich shop weigh in on the new generation of delis, including This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Oxley's Carvery, and Bowery Beef. [NY Post] Wallace McCain, who helped found ... More >>
Summing up 2010 in two little words
I hear famed JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater--the one who notoriously opened the hatch of the plane and fled with two beers--is going to see the off-Broadway topical revue NEWSical tonight.
1) Mel Gibson. Mel's onslaught of hate was horrific, though it actually did his career credibility some good when it got him bumped from The Hangover II. 2) Carl Paladino. He's still pulling his foot out of his ass over those gay remarks--but not that quickly.
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
She's 'empowered'; Dan Choi's having fun; Joan Collins is showing slides
Surely you remember my contest where the best travel essay won a free month on JetBlue. Well, Courtney Sampsell nabbed the prize, and though she never sent me a postcard, she did come home with a lovely new essay about the experiences she enjoyed around the country, and that's good enough ... More >>
hoyummy.comSweet, salty, or just nasty?If you thought the awfulness of airplane food was attributable solely to the fact that the airline industry hates its customers, you may be wrong.
Oh, what a difference a month makes. Back on August 9, the world heard tale of the wayward JetBlue flight attendant who lost it during an altercation with an angry passenger, deployed the emergency exit chute, grabbed two beers, and high-tailed it from the plane, which was parked on the tarma ... More >>
I'm taking the week off from the blog, so I can open my pores and close them again, all while massaging my armpits for greater dexterity. But there will be a column this Wednesday, and I'll surely alert you to that fabulous bit of business when it happens. In the meantime, I'll see you at the beac ... More >>
Things every New Yorker just knows: New York City's airports suck. You practically need a visa just to get there, the process of getting there is terrible, the people who work there are pissed off and hate you, flights never leave on time, with few exceptions there's nothing particularly rema ... More >>
You heard me! The newest gala La Daily Musto contest allows you to win unlimited JetBlue usage from September 7 through October 6 (with various conditions and provisions explained in detail below)!
Here is an actual mama grizzly. Tuesday Trend Watch! Here are two recent people-dressed-as-animals videos that disturb us in very different ways. In the first, "actual" mama grizzlies (who aren't actually mama grizzlies but actual moms dressed as not-really-actual bears employed by actual pol ... More >>
JetBlue's Steven Slater, who famously bailed through the emergency slide when he felt an unruly passenger had ticked him off, now wants to put on his fabulous uniform again. You see, he absolutely loves JetBlue. He adores being a flight attendant. He's aware of the inherent problems with th ... More >>
What's JetBlue pumping through their vents these days? Today, an "unruly customer" on a flight from Boston to the Dominican Republic caused an emergency landing in Washington D.C., according to Fox News. This is the second flier to go categorically and technically batshit this week, following our ... More >>
via San Francisco ChronicleAwwww. Today in cat news: Jack Daniels, a nearly blind black cat, was somehow stolen from the San Francisco SPCA a year ago, and was found in Harlem last week. No one knows how exactly he got there or why -- catnapping! -- but after being discovered by animal contro ... More >>
By now you've probably heard about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who had an altercation with a passenger who was defying orders, so he made a crusty speech over the loud speaker, opened the emergency exit, and slid down the inflatable slide onto the tarmac, eventually getting in ... More >>
JetBlue CEO demonstrates what not to do.This is exactly why you should read the airplane safety manual. If you get in a fight with one of your row-mates, or if the powers that be are insisting on keeping you on the tarmac so long you're actually going insane, or if you forgot something really ... More >>
Photo by Peter B. SiesennopIs it just us, or do people seem a little on edge these days? For, example, there's the Upper West Sider out for paint who headbutted a PA who wouldn't let him walk through a movie set this weekend -- and the neighbors who seem to think he should get a key to the ci ... More >>
Does running in your underwear make you go faster?
A new iPhone app allows park-goers to order food from the green. CityMint has a GPS add-on that allows delivery people to locate customers anywhere in the park, forgoing the need for a fixed address. [NY Daily News] Jacques Torres may have pissed off Hershey's with his Champagne kiss, but Ge ... More >>
M&Ms is launching a new flavor with a nugget of pretzel inside the candy to cater to the growing consumer taste for mixing sweet and salty flavors. The campaign for pretzel M&Ms is relying strongly on digital and social media. [NY Times] Restaurants are struggling to wean customers off the d ... More >>
Monday and Tuesday, the first official days of summer, inspired two major public (free!) yoga events in the city: The Solstice in Times Square and Yoga at the Great Lawn. One boasted its cred as one of the longest-running yoga-thons ever; the other prided itself on being the largest. But whic ... More >>
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Herring Festival Aquavit June 14-19 & 21-26 Jewish delis aren't the only one who get excited about herring this time of year. Aquavit's annual Herring Festival ... More >>
Getty ImagesDoes anyone else think Meyer is a Rahm Emanuel doppelganger?After a rare loss on Friday--no Shake Shack in Nolita-- Danny Meyer is on the move again, launching Hospitality Quotient, a "learning business" that will hold classes designed to help companies improve their customer serv ... More >>
The video from nyctriathlon2009 reveals that last night's 1.7-mile Underwear Run in Central Park had prizes: for instance, Jet Blue tickets to Jamaica with a 4-day, 3-night stay in Montego Bay, and free entry into Jamaica's Rose Hall Triathlon. These were given for the most imaginative Jamaica-the ... More >>
Get your glow sticks out of storage, everybodyyou're going to the Ruff Club
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