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If the usual $8 price tag for the Cyclone has kept you from taking the train to Coney Island for way too long, dig into your change jar, grab some quarters, and head to the beach.
To celebrate the coaster's 85th anniversary, Saturday rides will be just 25 cents starting at noon and lasting 85 minutes. (Or, until 1:25 p.m., but that's not so catchy.)
Afterward, meet members of the minor...Read more »
VERONICA FALLS IN CONCERT
The River to River Festival continues with British band Veronica Falls, with The People's Temple opening at 7 p.m. If you like the shoe-gazer stuff (Galaxie 500 et al), this one's for you. Just head to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton Street in Manhattan. Info: rivertorivernyc.com
“AS YOU LIKE IT”
A reminder...Read more »
Federal aviation officials will order airlines to put oxygen systems back in jet restrooms, reversing a decision last year to remove them because of fears that terrorists could use them to start a fire during flight.
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that restoring the oxygen systems over the next three years will “eliminate a hazard that could jeopardize flight safety.” The...Read more »
A visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., could easily stretch over days. In one exhibit alone — and there are currently six total — the histories of eight tribes are examined. If you're a reader at museums, as I am, good luck feeling like you make a dent in an afternoon.
So it's a good thing the museum has a cafe, one that, as of yesterday, is...Read more »
Fly from New York to Chicago for as low as $118 round-trip, Orlando from $134, Atlanta from $168 . . . and the list goes on. Deals listed at fly.com can save you up to $100, depending on the day you travel.
Just book soon — many of the deals listed end Monday....Read more »
Just because “Rock of Ages” the movie is tanking -- The AP said it only pulled in $14.4 million in its first weekend, and Warner Bros. is putting production costs at $65 million -- doesn't indicate anything about the lure of rock stardom. Don't say director Adam Shankman killed the rock and roll dream, because it's just not true.
Proof: The Live Like a Rockstar Package from Manhattan's Sanctuary...Read more »
As always, these deals are subject to availability and do tend to go quickly.
Flights to Istanbul
Turkish Airlines is offering round-trip flights from JFK Airport to Istanbul for $525 per person — and that includes taxes and fees. This is a limited-time deal: You need to book no later than June 23, and travel dates need to be sometime between Oct. 20 and Dec. 10. For more info: turkishairlines.com,...Read more »
Yes, fares on many routes are more expensive this year than last, but airfares are not static and there are (relative) deals to be had any time of year. Here’s my best advice for making your airfare dollars go farther no matter what the time of year you fly.
1. Sign up for the airlines’ email feeds and frequent flyer programs.
Yes, we know, you already get too much email, but the airlines...Read more »
Q: What can I do with American Airlines, which canceled our fully paid flight for travel this September and rescheduled us to a flight that arrives around midnight rather than early afternoon, as originally scheduled?
A: Airline schedules, as the contracts of carriage state, are not guaranteed, and I hear this sort of complaint increasingly often. You probably have two options. One, ask for...Read more »
SHANGHAI - Angry Birds is migrating to China.
Rovio, the Finnish gaming company behind Angry Birds, has opened its Shanghai office and outlined plans for activity parks and stores across China, one of its biggest markets.
Angry Birds, currently the second most popular paid iPhone app, has a huge fan base in China, with much merchandise available in stores and online but most of it pirated.
The...Read more »