4 Fun Things to Do in Manhattan This December

4 Fun Things to Do in Manhattan This December

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, there are plenty of festive activities happening in and around Downtown NYC. But what if you’re not feeling festive and want to do something other than stare at a well-lit tree or ice skate in the middle of a crowded Midtown park? Rejoice, as there are still plenty of exciting, non-holiday themed happenings all around the city.   Robert Kelly at Gotham Comedy Club (December 22-23, Gotham Comedy Club, 208 West 23rd Street, New York) You don’t want to miss stand-up comedian Robert Kelly’s honest, abrasively funny standup centered around deep-rooted life issues and failed relationships. Why not spread the holiday cheer with actual laughter?   New York Islanders Hockey (Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn) There are a few games left in the month as we head toward the end of the holiday season, so head to the rink and catch some Islanders hockey. Visit the Barclays Center event page for more information on games and ticket prices.   Holiday Train Show We may have said no holiday-related activities, but you can’t be a scrooge all season. Spend an afternoon walking through enchanting model trains as they zip through a collection of displays recreated with real natural materials. While you’re there, peruse the New York Botanical Garden’s winter collection.   iPic Theatres Stroll through the Seaport District and have yourself a movie night at iPic Theaters. See what’s playing and grab yourself a ticket. Be sure to go hungry, as there’s a full-service restaurant on premise ready to serve you during the flick.   Where do I discover other...
Business Tips: Business Travel in the Winter

Business Tips: Business Travel in the Winter

Work never stops, it is always constant. Whether you’re traveling during the height of summer traffic or schlepping your way through snow in the dead of winter, business will always continue. If you’ve ever traveled before, you’ve most likely been stuck in an airport or two due to inclement weather conditions. Fortunately, whatever the weather, there are precautions you can take to avoid headaches during your next trip this winter season. Here’s what we recommend. Avoid connecting flights There’s nothing worse than making it halfway to your destination only to find out your next flight is cancelled.  What’s even more unsettling is dealing with last-minute hotel accommodations, rebooking flights and rearranging your schedule if you planned on going to work the next day. If it’s within your control (and budget), avoid reserving flights with connections. Non-stop flights may be more expensive, but in the grand scheme of things, it can end up being cheaper than getting held in a city overnight due to weather complications. If you have no choice but to connect, give yourself enough time between flights. On average, the recommended time between connecting flights is 3 hours. If you’re worried about missing your connection, notify the gate agents and/or flight attendant and they may be able to make arrangements to have your next plane wait. If there are multiple people on your first aircraft that are traveling to the same destination, the power of numbers will be to your advantage. The next plane will be more willing to wait if there a number of delayed passengers from the same destination. First is not the worst Waking...