Saturday, February 24, 2018

Element NYC: Great Service, Bad Experience

I've stayed at too many SPG properties to count in New York. This was my first time staying at the Element brand. It's supposed to be a Westin off shoot much like Aloft is a W off shoot.

Uber Pool JFK: Scam!

I am getting tired of the inconvenience of Uber at New York airports. At LaGuardia, it takes an eternity to get a ride. In JFK, I found myself waiting forever for Uber Pool that...

Aloft Manhattan Downtown: Happy Hours

With the DOW hitting record highs day after day, The Street is in need of a place to celebrate. If you're a banker or just a lawyer in town on business, consider staying at the Aloft Manhattan Downtown where happy hour lasts late into the night. 

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge LGA: Sad!

The Air Canada Lounge, despite its dignified name, Maple Leaf Lounge, is a sad lounge. After closing out the Centurion Lounge LaGuardia, I still had two more hours before my flight to Denver.

Pho Jersey City! Better Than New York City

From Long Island City to Jersey City, I was all over the place on this trip. A new city means a new opportunity to try pho. New York City is by far the worst...

Four Points Long Island City: Best Place to Stay NYC

Long Island City baby! I've lived all over NY and surrounding areas. First, I was in Brooklyn, specifically Greenpoint. That was very boring. Then I was in Hoboken. That's in New Jersey.

Pho Vietnam 87: A Go to Pho Spot in NYC

So here we go again. Another day in NYC, another bowl of pho to try. Today's bowl comes from Chinatown at the festive Pho Vietnam. The restaurant certainly has ambiance. There's all sorts of...

Sheraton Brooklyn: My Messes

NY is exhausting. I'm not a full-time resident of New York so I'm always looking for deals when I come for short-term work trips. ‎Often, the Four Points fits the bill because there's usually a hotel available for a convenient price.

Four Points Times Square: Another Four Points in Manhattan

The days of St. Regis New York luxury are over. Now, when I need a hotel in New York, I look for the cheapest option at the best location. The Four Points brand by SPG is usually an affordable option.

Delta Sky Club JFK: Hot Dog Eating Contest 

Fat man at the lounge strikes again! As does another lounge venue for a TPOL food eating contest.   I arrived late to the airport today because NY traffic was exceptionally bad. That left me with...
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