Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

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Welcome to Downtown Brooklyn! one of the oldest cities in the United States and yet despite its history it’s a new city compared to the bustling Manhattan. As of 2010, Brooklyn houses over 2 million residents who all commute, live, and work in Downtown Brooklyn. The neighborhood is located Northwest of the Brooklyn Borough and has become New York City’s central tech hub over the years. Currently, Downtown Brooklyn contains 3 separate malls, its own arena, new high rise buildings, its own industrial zone along with plenty of schools to choose from and even has a couple of well known buildings in the area. Two of its main buildings are the Williamsburgh Savings Bank and the MetroTech Center complex. One of the main reason that Brooklyn has began its ascension into the business side of New York is through how close Brooklyn is to Lower Manhattan. Downtown Brooklyn is one of the first neighborhoods you can go into right out of Manhattan, this has helped propel Brooklyn into the third largest central business district in New York City, this was later confirmed by a report done by the Regional Plan Association. The man who helped with Brooklyn’s new rise to dominance is Howard Golden, who believed that Downtown Brooklyn should work together with Manhattan because of its proximity.

Until about 1814, the Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights are would remain sparsely populated. This would come to change due to a man named Robert Fulton, Who also believed in what Howard Golden did, helped Brooklyn rise to what it is today. To start, Brooklyn was made into a suburban area at first, though it would eventually become a new commercial center in the city. During the 1850’s certain Brooklyn churches went against slavery, some would even act as a safehouse in order to help the Underground Railroad movement. The 19th century growth of the Port of New York caused shipping to influence the City of Brooklyn. This led to Brooklyn being initially used as the manufacturing district of New York City, it would become filled with different warehouses and factories. This was a direct influence of the construction of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge, and helped further Brooklyn’s rise in business. There was a complete revamp of the area following World War 2, this was done to widen its streets, add major housing projects and allowed the Brooklyn Bridge to be modernized. During the late 1960’s a plan was completed by the city that was made in order to help Brooklyn have more commercial and office spaces available. The City Planning Commission then stated, “Downtown Brooklyn’s economy is vital to the borough and important to the entire metropolitan region.”.

Ariel view of the construction of Downtown Brooklyn’s skyline, the 9 Dekalb building, and its bustling Avenues

after Robert Fulton transformed the neighborhood to a commercial hub, Brooklyn was no longer meant for residential living, at first, this meant that a massive rezoning of the Downtown Brooklyn area had to be done. However the rezoning took a very long time to come through and was only really done in 2004, despite this it has allowed for more denser residential areas to develop. The area has seen the arrival of new condominium towers, townhouses, and office conversions and has led to more than 30,000 new residents to move into Downtown Brooklyn. The city was also seeking to improve the connections between downtown and the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, and Fort Greene. In March 2012 the area was going through heavy remodeling, 2 years later an affordable housing plan was put into place with over 400 new units put into place.

Downtown Brooklyn now features multiple well known shops, however non are as recognizable as the Apple store that directly over looks The Barclay’s Center.

The Downtown Brooklyn area contains multiple municipal buildings, halls, and courthouses along with a handful of schools to choose from. The Borough Hall at times is used as a farmers market and contains fresh produce from farmers around the New York area. Downtown Brooklyn also has multiple options for shopping, dining, and drinking with almost 200 options in bars and restaurants. Multiple 7-eleven’s, Multiple pizza shops, a variety of coffee shops and bakeries, and a lot of different Asian cuisine and burger places to choose from. Downtown Brooklyn also has multiple apparel and beauty shops to choose from, Adidas, Banana Republic, Burlington, Foot Locker, Flight 23, H&M, GAP, Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, Target, and even Uniqlo. All of these shops can be found through 2 major malls in the area, one of which is Atlantic Terminal Mall, and the other is the recently completed City Point.

City Point is a mix of both residential and commercial use for the Downtown Brooklyn area and it was completed as recently as 2020. City Point also contains multiple books stores, apparel shops, and restaurants to choose from along with its own movie theater and even weekly giveaways and has a strong community. Atlantic Terminal Mall on the other hand is two shopping malls combined into one which is why there appears to be two entrances. Both Malls are connected via an enclosed bridge from a Target inside. In addition, Atlantic Terminal Mall is also an office building and part of the ticket office of the Long Island Rail Road. The Downtown Brooklyn area was also approved for another rezoning project which allowed for the revamp of the Fulton Mall. The area is a walkable transit mall that has been around since the 1980’s and redesigned for the commercial and residential influx. The Fulton Mall was revamped once again during the mid 2000’s and now holds Macy’s, H&M, Gap, GameStop, Foot Locker, and Finish Line. The Fulton area is also going through its own revamp with the construction of the 625 Fulton, which aims to create in additional 79 floor mixed-use skyscraper. In total the mall contains over 230 stores and even has its own dedicated bus lanes, at the center is a mall and an open space known as Albee Square.

Shopping and dining are not the only two options available to the public for entertainment. The Downtown Brooklyn area is also home to the Barclays Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena. The arena is home of the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Liberty basketball teams and also hosts concerts, conventions and other entertainment events. The Barclays Center was also a part of an over 4 billion dollar future business and residential complex. The arena was brought forward by Bruce Ratner, and despite it being stuck in development hell for almost a decade prior, the arena finally opened to public during September 2012. However if you’re looking for something more modest you can also visit the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). BAM is a performing arts venue, known as a center for progressive and avant-garde performances. The venue was originally located in the Brooklyn Heights and its first performance was in the early 1860’s. The facility was burned down in the early 1900’s which led to the facility being moved to Fort Greene and from 1906 to 1908 a series of openings would occur for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Some areas in the neighborhood seem to be empty, this is due to the city of Brooklyn rapidly expanding.

Downtown Brooklyn also hosts the New York Transit Museum, which displays historical artifacts of New York City; subway, buses, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The museum is located within a subway station which was originally called Court Street and on July 4, 1976, the New York City Transit Exhibit was opened in the decommissioned underground station as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration. Old subway cars as well as models and other exhibits are displayed in the museum, it had originally not been planned to be opened this long but so many people enjoyed the display that it remained. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority had acquired the museum during the mid 1990’s which helped expand the museum’s display of trains. While it seems that Downtown Brooklyn went through a major remodeling that changed the landscape entirely, it still holds some of its old industrial roots.

In the Northeastern corner of the neighborhood there is an area called Bridge Plaza. Previously connected to Vinegar Hill, it is a now an isolated region of Brooklyn that is a mix of garages and auto shops with a few warehouses scattered around the area. This was the effect of both the construction of the BQE and the surrounding area only allowing industrial zoning. Bridge Plaza is known for having a notable home (167 Concord Street) which is famous for being the only “pretty” house in that area.

Overall, Downtown Brooklyn has many shops and restaurants you can visit, not to mention the plethora of bars in the neighborhood. This makes transportation a priority when visiting the neighborhood and New York has many transportation options. The majority of New Yorkers opt to use the subway, and while the trains and buses might be the most commercially available system, New York offers far better options. By far the safest way to get around NYC is by car, and luckily New York City offers many car services and limo services to get around the city. New York City limo services are some of the most professional in the world, and they offer variety of services. If you’re planning a fun day of shopping, or simply exploring the city certain car services allow for an hourly service or even road shows. Other limo companies do long distance transportation, this can be from places such as New York to New Jersey, or even New York to Connecticut. There are also some car companies that can go from New York to Philadelphia, or even New York to Washington D.C.. If you happen to live even farther out, there are a handful of luxury car companies that can from New York to Massachusetts. Regardless of how far you may think you are, New York will always find a way to bring and tourist to visit, and the rising Downtown Brooklyn is a great place to find something new to do!

The Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York

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Welcome to the Hudson Yards! New York City’s newest edition to Manhattan and spans from 43rd street all the way down to 30th street. It’s also located on the western part of the island and is currently going through a major reconstruction meant to reshape the area into a more modern residential and commercial area. This has actually lead to the area being seen more as a modern Millionaires Row because of the massive upscaling the neighborhood is going through. The lead developers of this reconstruction project is Oxford Properties and The Related Companies, however most of the planning, funding, and construction was set up under agreements by the State of New York, City of New York, and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (better known as the MTA). There are also a number of foreign companies are large investors as well. This reconstruction is being done in order to expand the business district that is originally located in Midtown Manhattan. The redevelopment is being done right over the Long Island Rail Road train storage yard, located over the West Side Yard. The city plans to revamp this area into a what can be considered “the next step into the city of tomorrow”. While this can be seen as just fancy talk they are actually delivering on there promise. The Hudson Yards has only recently opened and despite opening right before the pandemic hit, it is doing well and slowly building its reputation within the city.

The Hudson Yards was designed by a number of architects who all had their own vision as to how they wanted to create the Hudson Yards. The main architect firm was lead by Kohn Pedersen Fox, who helped design the entire plans for the site. Other architects involved are Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM), Thomas Heatherwick, Foster + Partners, Roche-Dinkeloo, Diller Scofidio + Renfro. All these architects helped design the major buildings there, including office buildings and residential space. The office spaces in the Hudson Yards are occupied by well known companies such as CNN, Sidewalk Labs, BCG, and even a fashion company Tapestry. Construction of the Hudson Yards began in 2012 and the opening was in 2019 on March 15th.

The Hudson Yards was previously looked at in order to build a brand new stadium that was meant to be the home of the New York Jets. Not only the new home of the Jets but the stadium was also meant to host the 2012 Olympics. This stadium was actually in development since the early 2000’s and was named the New York Sports and Convention Center, the shorter name being the West Side Stadium. Despite the plans eventually falling through because of legal and political disputes there was still a clear vision. Eventually there was an agreement between the local government, the MTA, various other investors, and the state of New York. This agreement eventually led the way for the development of the Hudson Yards that is known today.

The redevelopment and reconstruction of the Hudson Yards was funded by multiple corporate and private investors from all over the world. One of the primary investors is the Mitsui Fudosan Group, a Japanese real estate developer that has bought stake from New York City before. Mitsui’s had acquired the Exxon Building back in the 1980’s and has now invested up to $1.25 billion into the Hudson Yards. This investment is the largest overseas project by a Japanese real estate company in history. Following the Mitsui Group their are also a number of investors via the EB-5 investment Program, which allows foreigners, whether corporate or private, to invest a minimum of $500,000 into New York City real estate. Most of the investors via the EB-5 program are from Chinese based companies, not just in the newly built Hudson Yards but in many other New York real estate. This has actually sparked some controversy within the city however it is undeniable the good that the Hudson Yards does for New York City.

The new additions to the city via the Hudson Yards are meant to provide New York with new financial incentives. There is now a 3 million square foot commercial office space, 24 million square feet of new office space in total, in the Hudson Yards. 1 million square feet of new retail space and 200 retail stores along with dining and a 24 hour market, Mercado Little Spain. Among these these new stores include Dior, Dunhill, Faherty, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, and many others. The Hudson Yards also features an abundance of new jewelry shops such as; Marli New York, Messika, Monica Rich Kosann, Panerai, Pandora, Tiffany & Co, and many many more. There are also a number of health and beauty stores in the Hudson Yards, not just a Duane Reade, but stores such as Keihl’s, Molton Brown, M.A.C Cosmetics, Sundays, Sephora, and so many more. Sundays provides more than just beauty-care but also practices self-care and a “..wellness-inspired nail care…”. This is one of the many entertainment services that are provided by the Hudson Yards for its visitors. Some of the other forms of entertainment provided are done so by companies such as; Genesis Studio, Strictly Cycling Collective, The Conservatory, and a number of more. Most of these shops are spread around the Hudson Yards and in order to find were everything is they have a directory online. Finally there’s also 2 million square feet of new hotels, including a new headquarters hotel for the Javits Convention Center.

Apart from all the shops they have available at the Hudson Yards there are also a number of outdoor areas that you can visit as well. Development of the Hudson Park & Boulevard (Bella Abzug Park) was planned all the way back in 2005 and has lead to a new, 4 acre system of tree-lined parks and open space. This development was done in order to help transform the area from its old industrial neighborhood to new, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district. The new additions to the park include, grassy areas, walking paths, farmers markets, and even outdoor movies. The park will also honor the civil rights activist, Bella Abzug (1920-1998). Bella Savitzky Abzug was a lawyer, social activist, U.S. representative, and feminist.

With the area expanding there was also a demand for an expansion of the subway line in order to get transportation into the Hudson Yards. One of the train lines that was expanded in order to accommodate for this was the 7 track. The line was extended from Times Square (42nd Street) to West 34th street and 11th Avenue. This was done in order to make the 7 subway line just a 10 minute walk from the Hudson Yards. They also added new ventilation buildings in the area in order to help keep the subways safe. The new additions meant that a new platform would be needed in order to support the buildings and parks.

Construction of the Hudson Yards

The city has built a 13 acre platform on both the Eastern Rail Yard and the Western Rail Yard. This platform is being supported by 300 Caissons which can take the weight of the platform, the buildings, and the people walking around. The platform itself took a very long time to complete due to the nature of the build and the surrounding area. The platform being built over the railway they could only build for around 2 hours at a time.

The expansion of the railroad was done to help with the influx of visitors, with so many new people coming in the neighborhood there needed to be a manageable transportation service. Most New Yorkers opt to use the MTA subway system which is why the city had chosen to expand it. However despite it being the most used system in New York it is not very reliable at times. Luckily New York has an abundance of different high luxury transportation companies. New York City car services are every where in the city however there are only a few good limo services in New York. While you can opt to use an app based transportation companies, often times those vehicles are dirty, have unvaccinated drivers, and aren’t even registered as licensed drivers in New York. Luckily their are car services in New York that operate on a much more serious level, working as black car service rather than just a regular service. An example of this is My Destiny Limo, who constantly check all of their drivers for any health issues, clean their vehicles every chance they get and, like most limo services in NYC, can go for long distance trips out of state. Often times these companies can go as far as New York to New Jersey, New York to Pennsylvania, and even New York to Connecticut. Some limo services will take you even further out, New York to Washington D.C., or even New York to Massachusetts. So if you’re worried about finding a way to get to and around the Hudson Yards, no need! New York has plenty to offer.

The Hudson Yards may have had controversy during construction and despite its difficult planning and funding it still serves as a vision for the city of tomorrow. Not just as with its technological wonders and fascinating artistic structures but it also leads the way to new housing projects. The Hudson Yards has its own affordable housing plan which allows people to sign up for a lottery that gives them a chance to live in the new buildings in New York City. This is another great way New York City is getting more people to visit the Hudson Yards. With all the stores and plazas in the Hudson Yards anyone can find something to do in the Neighborhood.

Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City

Ariel view of the upper east side in Manhattan

Welcome to the Upper East Side! It is home to some of Manhattans elites and known for its for its media reference in multiple shows. The upper east side is made up of several other smaller neighborhoods with three main ones surrounding it. The first of the three main neighborhoods is the Lenox Hill neighborhood and it forms the lower part of the Upper East Side. The second main neighborhood is Carnegie Hill and is located North-West of the Upper East Side and makes up the top side of the Upper East Side. Finally, the third neighborhood is Yorkville, located North-East of Carnegie Hill and overlooks the East River. Ironically enough, the Upper East Side does not actually have set boundaries in New York City, however it is widely accepted that the south boundary is 59th street, and the north boundary is 96th street. Some real estate agents will even refer to East Harlem as the upper east side regardless of it being beyond the boundary, this is done to avoid any sort of negative connotations from the name of the neighborhood.

Before the state of New York was ever even colonized, the Upper East Side was a collection of streams that most Native Americans would fish out of at the time. Then in the 19th century the addition of railroads, commercial and residential began to come in. The Upper East Side caused attraction due to it overlooking the East River, and with that it began to attract much wealthier people. This eventually led to Villas, country houses, and different luxury homes being built the wealthier population. These town houses did not last however, eventually due to the fast growing population, the first apartment building went up and soon after many others followed. This led to more transportation being made to compensate for the influx of more people from different areas. For a while, the Upper East Side had an elevated railway that would cause noise pollution around the area. Eventually the railway was demolished and replaced by the Second Avenue Line in 1919. This brought in new commercial and residential buildings, soon the construction of high-rise apartment blocks began in the 1950’s.

Street View of Madison Ave and 93rd St, Upper East Side, Manhattan

The Upper East Side is home to the majority of New York City’s wealthy, and as of a 2002 census stated that the Upper East Side had the highest price per square feet in the United States of America. This influx of wealth in one area means that the majority of its landmarks and cultural institutions are located in the Upper East Side. Nicknamed Museum Mile, Once known as Millionaire’s Row, the Upper East Side host multiple Museums, Art Galleries, Hotels, Houses of Worship, and even Diplomatic Missions. All of these landmarks and buildings are spread around the Upper East Side and located all over the three main neighborhoods.

The lower portion of the Upper East Side is named Lenox Hill, the name came of a combination of the hill that the neighborhood was built upon and a Scottish immigrant who owned about five miles (8 Km) of land. Lenox Hill has numerous luxury stores and designer shops throughout Madison Avenue and many elegant apartments and hotels. Lenox Hill also hosts many cultural sites and most of its art galleries, one of the most well known art galleries is The Frick Collection, an art collection known for its European paintings and fantastic decorative arts all located inside The Frick building. The Frick building is a repurposed mansion which boasts an early-1900’s aesthetic to it. Along with this art gallery the neighborhood of Lenox Hill also hosts the Asia Society and Museum, Central Park Carousel, the Park Avenue Armory, and many more. However, Lenox Hill is known for its progress in the medical aspect, Lenox Hill is home to The Lenox Hill Hospital which is at the forefront in research and treatment in neurology, neurosurgery, sports medicine, cardiovascular care, orthopedics, head and neck surgery, child health and internal medicine.

Carnegie Hill is the second of the three main neighborhoods and is located at the North-End of the Upper East Side. Carnegie Hill got its name from the owner of one of its most remarkable mansions, the owner being Andrew Carnegie himself. Andrew Carnegie’s mansion is now a historical landmark and currently the Mansion has been converted to a branch of the Smithsonian Institution. Carnegie Hill features apartment buildings alongside Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue. The neighborhood also has multiple condos, co-ops, a few brownstones scattered around, townhouses, and what remaining mansions do exist have been converted into museums or schools. Carnegie Hill overlooks the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir within Central Park, it also holds many of the neighborhoods art venues, wine bars, cafes, and Italian and French Restaurants. However its most well known for its most famous art venue, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Yorkville covers the the literal upper east side of the Upper East Side, going from the top of East 96th St down all the way to East 72nd St. Yorkville has many different historical buildings and architecture, this is due to the neighborhood being a major part of the Revolutionary War. For most of the late 19th century into the early 20th century most of the families that came over where German and over time it became Irish, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Czech, and many other races. In the 1950’s the city began to remodel Third Avenue El by demolishing most of its cafe’s and commercial buildings. The Dismantling of the avenue also led to many mansions alongside the street to be demolished. This was done in order to make way for a more high rise residential buildings, these buildings went up in the 1980’s. This lead to an influx of residents who looked to live in wealth inside of New York City and choosing Yorkville for its stunning visuals and expensive entertainment around the area.

The Upper East Side features many different landmarks and historical districts that can be explored throughout the neighborhood. Multiple museums are located in the area including Jewish Museum of New York, El Museo del Barrio, Andrew Carnegie Mansion (repurposed to a Smithsonian Design Museum), its most famous one the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and many many more. The neighborhood also features many Hotels, Art Galleries, Houses of Worship, and many historical districts. With so much to do the neighborhood can be rather overwhelming to get around the Upper East Side for any visitor. Luckily if you are planning a day out and figure you need transportation New York City has many options to get around town. While most of the residents of New York City would rather use the subway as it is very convenient this does not always apply with the Upper East Side. With most of the residents being some of the most important and wealthiest people in the world, with the exception of California, will use vehicles to travel around rather then the subway. This means that New York City has an ungodly amount of car transportation companies but more importantly, high-class limo services. This is all too important when visiting New York City but more important when going to the Upper East Side and with so many different limo companies to choose from its nice knowing you will never be left stranded in the city. Many New York executive car services can take you around town on an hourly service or even if you’re just going from one point to another. If you’re coming in from out of town then there is no need to worry, most New York black car companies can drive you long distances, this can mean more then just from New Jersey to New York, or Connecticut to New York. Now a days most luxury car companies can drive you out even further, such as Philadelphia to New York, Washington D.C. to New York, and even Massachusetts to New York. If you happen to be booking a trip and need a recommendation on a car company we suggest My Destiny Limo.

View of the Upper East Side from Central Park

Overall the Upper East Side has a multitude of things to do around the three headed neighborhood. Luxury shops with clothes that can put you in debt just by looking at them and cafes that make you feel like you’re eating the best food in the world. Apartment high rises with a fantastic view of not only the other boroughs but of Manhattan itself. The Upper East Side is one of the United State’s most expensive places to live so if you ever wondered where most of the worlds wealthiest people live. It’s right here on The Upper East Side.

SoHo, Manhattan, New York

Great view of SoHo at street level with Manhattan in the background

Located in Lower Manhattan, covers 0.3 miles of Manhattan and has a population of over 18,000 (as of 2019). SoHo has been at the forefront of national and international chain stores, trendy boutiques and is the location for many different lofts belonging to artist and their art galleries’. SoHo also has a massive historical significance and is an example of Inner-city regeneration. The area of SoHo was actually named that because the area is located “South of Houston Street” and was conceived in 1962 by Chester Rapkin. The boundaries covering the neighborhood are actually quite interesting, it is agreed that the Northern boundary is Houston Street and the Southern boundary is Canal Street. However where things get complicated is when deciding the Eastern and Western boarders.

During the colonial era the area of SoHo was used as part of a grant, this grant had farmland given to freed slaves. This established the first ever black settlement on Manhattan Island, marking a historic moment for New York City. During the American revolutionary war SoHo became an area with numerous fortifications. After which the area of Soho mainly lie dormant, no development and a lot of the area had to be mortgage because of the war. During the mid 19-century the section began to remodel itself and changed its entire aesthetic. tearing down the Federal and Greek revival homes and made way to a new style of building, this includes solid structures of masonry and cast iron. The area slowly began to reinvent itself, new grand hotels began to go up in the city, new commercial establishments where opened. The streets themselves became lively and the addition of new theaters and food destinations helped its growing popularity. The area itself began to change and it caused the middle-class to be driven out of the area and made way for the small manufacturers. This includes locksmiths, book publishers, makers of fine china, cabinet-makers, makers of glassware, and many more.

Street view of the SoHo neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City
Street View of SoHo Manhattan, New York City.

This shift led to many more middle-class residents moving out of the neighborhood, this led to a 25% drop in population between 1860 to 1865. Then came the Civil war and the Panic of 1873 which led to large textile firms and other merchandise companies to move into the neighborhood. The area began to develop very quickly after this and soon that section of the city became the wholesale dry-goods and mercantile trade center of Manhattan. However, as the center of the city began to move uptown the quality of the area in SoHo declined rapidly. Soon the area began to become vacant and housed a lot of empty buildings. This was the direct effect of World War II, after its end the textile companies that previously resided within SoHo moved down south. This left many buildings empty and where either repurposed or torn down to make way for parking lots, garages, repair shops and gas stations. In the 1950’s the area became known as Hell’s Hundred Acres, this was due to the area essentially becoming an industrial wasteland. SoHo at the time was filled with nothing but sweatshops and small factories, however because they only ran during the day time at night the area would be empty and lifeless. In the 1960’s a resurgence in interest occurred in the area, and suddenly artist began to move back in leading to a change in the SoHo area.

With the new influx of artists and residents looking to expand their creative minds the area itself needed to become much more “livable”. This brought upon the birth of the Cast-Iron Architecture throughout New York City, Cast-iron was quick and cheap to make and was perfect for a resurgence in a previous hellish area. Currently there are 250 Cast-Iron buildings in New York City and most of these are in the SoHo neighborhood. The cast-iron design is actually a façade and was actually a ploy to make the warehouse structure more visually pleasing, in reality, cast-iron was very brittle. The architectural style of cast-iron buildings was inspired by Classical French and Italian architecture. While these architectural designs would usually use stone, cast-iron was favored due to its “easy to mold” nature, that when combined with neutral colored paint, such as beige, it can become something with a visual similarity. The iron itself made the material very pliable and could be molded very easily despite this it is still a very strong metal. This meant that the window frames within the buildings could be made with significant height, this allowed for more sunlight to fill the rooms that were rented out to artists and the such. At one point, cast-iron was seen as more viable then steel, it was also believed that it was fire proof, all of this was not correct. The truth is that cast-iron has a set of big problems, one of these being that when exposed to heat the material would buckle. in addition the cast-iron material would also crack under the cold, this meant that in the event of a fire, the sudden change in temperature when trying to put out the fire can cause buildings to collapse. at one point in the 1960’s the SoHo area became threatened by a project that would have built a highway directly through the neighborhood, destroying most of its historical significance. This caused major uproar among the community and led to multiple architects and historical preservation movement fighting against the highways construction.

The Interior of SoHo apartments feature an Industrial design and a lot of open air.

Finally after the proposal to essentially destroy SoHo simply to build a road was put away, artist began to come in. Many artist favored the industrial style buildings because it helped motivate and inspire their work because of how open the space always was. However this cause problems among the city and specifically with its zoning laws and the fear that the building may be needed again for manufacturing. This led to the city creating the Artist Tenant Association and then the SoHo Artist Association. Instead of keeping the area strictly industrial the city opted to allowing artist to live within their work quarters under certain permits. The SoHo area had then finally received landmark designation as the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District in 1973.

SoHo Began to change in the 2000’s and in 2005 became a victim to gentrification and the entire area began to change. Former artists that lived in SoHo began to move to Chelsea during the 1990’s, as of 2013 only a few art galleries remain in SoHo, this includes, William Bennett Gallery, Martin Lawrence Galleries, Terrain Gallery, Pop International Gallery, and a few more. SoHo became very pleasing to be people due to its location, living spaces, Architecture, and its known reputation of being favored by most artist led to more people coming in. The combination of struggling artists, repurposed industrial buildings, unique architecture, and exquisite fashion made SoHo a popular destination for both tourists and buyers. SoHo has many different shopping chains around the neighborhood however most of these shops are in the Northern Area. Those who Manhattan visit frequently know that despite the area, SoHo is always scattered with street vendors trying to vend you anything from purses to jewelry and even off brand clothing.

SoHo is insanely popular all over the world because of its artsy style, unique architecture, lively streets, and the endless stores to shop in. This means that there is a strong desire to travel to the neighborhood in New York and this creates demand for transportation. New York City is no stranger to transportation and has no shortage of it either, however with so many different car companies it can become difficult to know which is the best transportation company for you. If you are simply trying to get from one point to another then any black car service can help transport you to your destination. However when in SoHo, most tourist and visitors prefer going around the neighborhood for multiple hours. Luckily there are certain limo companies in New York City will let you rent out a car with a driver for multiple hours at a time for a certain price. These New York City black car services have different vehicles available to you, from Cadillac Escalades, to Tesla’s, to even Sprinter Vans. If you are coming in out of the borough then no problem! every single car service in NYC goes throughout all 5 boroughs and some even into New Jersey. However, if you are coming in from out of state then you have nothing to worry about either, certain limo services will go out of state for clients wiling to pay. These transportation companies can go out as far as New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Massachusetts, and even Washington D.C..

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Ariel view of Atlantic City coast line

Welcome to Atlantic City! with a population of just under 40,000 and located in New jersey Atlantic City is known for being a resort type city. Atlantic City is home to Casinos, Boardwalks, Beaches, and Resorts, its also known by the local areas and states around New Jersey as the place to go during the summer. Atlantic City has gone through many different changes and different era’s made visiting Atlantic City a new experience every time!

The Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City.

Atlantic City has been seen as a prime real estate for a resort city since 1854, this was because of its location in South Jersey and how it is right against the Atlantic Ocean which leads to a lot of tourism as well. The first boardwalk was officially built in the 1870’s and it was actually built along the beach in order to keep sand out of hotel owners main entrances. After a while the boardwalk would slowly be removed and replaced and overtime it was made wider and longer in order to make it more comfortable. However in 1944 a hurricane hit the city and completely destroyed the boardwalk to the point the entire length had to be reconstructed. Atlantic City saw its biggest explosion in popularity during the early 20th century and had multiple hotels and boarding houses be built in order to house visitors. During the prohibition tourism was at its peak, this was because prohibitions was never actually enforced in Atlantic City. While people would still go into backrooms and hide the fact they where drinking, it was largely ignored due to the nature of the city. During this time a conference was called where major organized crime figures had come to create the National Crime Syndicate. This conference was actually attended by Al Capone and numerous other crime families.

After which from the 1930’s to the 1960’s it was an economic heyday as the city began to move into its nightclub era. Keep in mind that during this time segregation was still very strong and it was definitely seen in Atlantic City. In the white-populated side of the city, this being the south side and included places like The 500 Club, The Clicquot Club, and The Jockey Club. On the other end of the spectrum you would have the north side of the city which was home to many different African Americans, and many different entertainment in the segregated city through mainly Kentucky Avenue. Some of the most popular entertainment include four major nightclubs, Club Harlem, The Paradise Club, Grace’s Little Belmont, and Wonder Gardens. These four major clubs had actually drawn in every type of people whether black or white, and during the summer season, tourist enjoy jazz and R&B music along with soul food throughout the avenue.

During World War II Atlantic City became riddled with crime and poverty and followed the trend of struggling east coast cities. Interestingly enough it was the mass creation of the automobile that caused Atlantic City to fall into a state of crime and over crowdedness. This led to the city being known as a playground for criminals and the typical person who would come daily. This eventually led to the vacancy of many hotels in Atlantic City, this lead to an economic decline in the city and forced the city to demolish hotels.

Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City 1930’s.

In 1976 New Jersey passed a law to legalize gambling in casinos, this was done in an effort to revive Atlantic City. Funny enough, moments after this law was passed, The Chalfonte-Haddon Hall Hotel was converted into the Resorts international. it became the first legal casino in the eastern United States and opened on May 26. Donald Trump had actually helped Atlantic City gain popularity by bringing in big names, Mike Tyson being one of these people. Mike Tyson had numerous fights in Atlantic City during the 1980’s, this helped the city become famous not just around the area but throughout the entire nation. This was followed up by the legalization of sports betting in Atlantic City, this made New Jersey the third state to legalize sports betting.

Transportation to Atlantic City has always been important to the city and its development, while before people would rely on the trains coming in and out of the city now most people can just drive there or even order a car. There are certain situations however where a person might live too far from Atlantic City and find it difficult to go there. Luckily, now a days most car companies make long distance trips for your convenience, this is assuming you can afford it of course. Most car companies can take you to or from any area around Atlantic City, this including New York, New Jersey, and possibly Pennsylvania. However, there are some car companies that may go even further than that. Some car companies will take from places like Rhode Island to Atlantic City, or even Washington D.C. to Atlantic City. If you happen to live further out and don’t want to take a train or plane then some limo companies can take you even further out. Some Black Car services will bring you from Connecticut to Atlantic City, and from Massachusetts to Atlantic City.

Coast Line view of Atlantic City.

Atlantic City has 9 current casinos that have been up and running since the late 1970’s, the most recent one being opened in 2018. Resorts, the oldest casino, it was opened in 1978 and was located in the uptown section of Atlantic City, it is also features a Roaring Twenties theme. Caesars, opened in 1979 and is located in the Midtown section of Atlantic City, like the name suggest it is based off a Roman Empire theme. Bally’s, this was the last one to open in 1979 and is also located in the Midtown section of Atlantic City, its theme is modern based. Harrah’s is the first of three to be opened in the 1980’s, it is located in the Marina section of Atlantic City and features a Marina Waterfront theme. Tropicana was opened in 1981 and is located in the Downbeach section of Atlantic City, this casino has a Old Havana theme. Golden Nugget, opened in the 1985 and like its name suggest its based off the Gold Rush Era, this casino is located in the Marian section of Atlantic City. Borgata is the first casino to be opened in the 2000’s, it is also set in the Marina section of the city and has a Tuscany Theme for its design. The Hard Rock casino is one of the two opened in 2018 and is located in the uptown section of the city, like its name suggest it has a Rock and Roll theme. Finally, Ocean and like its name suggest it has a Ocean theme and was the other casino to open up in 2018 and is located in the uptown section of Atlantic City.

Overall, Atlantic City has slowly built itself up multiple times and has proven that its perseverance throughout the times leads to success. Atlantic City is now considering a hot vacation and gambling spot for tourist and locals of the East Coast. With its perfect blend of Casinos, Resorts, Shopping Malls, and Exhibits there’s something for everyone in this tourist city. If you plan on going there anytime soon then be sure to book the perfect car transportation company and get there safely and comfortably.

John F. Kennedy International Airport

John F Kennedy Main Entrance

Welcome to John F. Kennedy International Airport! one of the primary airports in New York City and one of the busiest International Airports in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth busiest airport in the United States. More then 90 different airlines fly in and out of JFK and has direct flights to many destinations in all six inhabited continents.

The inside of John F. Kennedy Airport with retail available
The inside of John F. Kennedy International Airport with retail available

JFK has half a dozen terminals and contains over 130 gates. The terminals are set up in almost a U shape though it still remains with a wavy pattern around the central area that contains the airports parking. Normally finding parking in JFK can be a problem, however the best car service can always find a good parking spot for their clients. Before the 1990’s every single terminal at JFK was known for the primary airlines that they served. the one exception of this was terminal 4 which was known as the International Arrivals Buildings.

Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Terminal 1 at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Terminal 1 was opened in 1998 and had been here for 50 years after the opening of JFK. Terminal 1 is known for operating with many carriers and the primary four being: Air France, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Lufthansa. Terminal 1 also operates with carriers: Aeroflot, Alitalia, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines and many more. When looking for a car service to JFK or a limo service to JFK you sometimes have to take into account terminal traffic. Having a good car service to JFK is something that needs to be taken into account when planning a trip. This is why it’s good to choose the best car service to JFK, My Destiny Limo is the best limo service in NYC and guarantees that they will get you to your destination, hassle free! so when making a trip outside the country be sure to choose a best car service in NYC.

Terminal 2 was opened in 1962 and is the home to Northeast Airlines, Braniff and, Northwest they are also now almost exclusively used and operated by Delta Airlines. Terminal 2 is actually being used less and less because of the opening of terminal 4 which is now beginning to use and operate Delta Airline Services. Under normal circumstances getting in and out of terminal 2 is difficult because of the constant traffic trying to get to the other gates. However, the best car service in NYC can get by this extremely quickly and will make sure you get to your destination on time. The best airport black car near by will make sure to give you a great experience along the way.

The outside of the massive Terminal 4 Structure at John F. Kennedy International Airport
The outside of the massive Terminal 4 Structure at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Terminal 4 was developed by LCOR Inc. and is managed by the JFK International Air Terminal. Terminal 4 includes different operators such as SkyTeam, Star Alliance ,and even non alliance carriers such as Air Serbia, Caribbean Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Eastern Airlines, EI AI, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Hainan Airlines, Jet Blue, Kuwait Airway, LATAM Brasil, LATAM Chile, Uzbekistan Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Volaris, and WestJet. Terminal 4 was opened in 2001 and was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Terminal 4 was built during the construction of the AirTrain and the AirTrain station was actually built inside the Terminal. This can prove to be tricky to navigate at times and if you are waiting for a car service in JFK it can be difficult to find your driver to take a car service home. However the best car service in Manhattan would have no issue with finding you, a limo service with meet and greet is a must have and most transportation companies have all of that and more to be considered the best transport to NYC airport.

Terminal 5's sleek outer design at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Terminal 5’s sleek outer design at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Terminal 5 was opened in 2008 and seem to have been made specifically for JetBlue however this does not mean that other airlines have not used terminal 5 before. the terminal has actually had a number of redesigns and reparation done before and its very recently had a redesign as well. Terminal 5 has 29 gates in total and an Airspace Lounge near gate 24, this can sometimes cause congestion in the road and make it difficult to get out of. Good car services from NYC will always do there best to getting around congestion and will make sure to give you a relaxing car service from JFK. Good Transportation companies will give you a great New York black car limousine service and is some of those are punctual car service companies.

Terminal 7 was opened in 1970 and was designed by GMW Architects, terminal 7 was originally built for BOAC and Air Canada. Terminal 7 is currently operated by British Airways and is the only terminal operated by a foreign carrier while still being on U.S soil. Terminal 7 also includes carriers such as Oneworld, Star Alliance, Sky Team, and non-alliance carriers. From 1989 to 1991 the terminal was renovated and expanded to have 12 gates, this expansion was designed by William Nicholas Bodouva and some of his associates, and architects. British Airlines also plans to further expand and renovate the terminal to accommodate more airplane types. The majority of incoming visitors from terminal 7 are foreign meaning that most of the time they don’t have a U.S number that they can just use. This can prove to be a problem if a visitor is being picked up from the airport and can’t contact their ride this is why it is important to have a car service with meet and greet available. When picking a good black car service in NYC make sure to choose the best limousine companies, they provide an excellent meet and greet limo service.

Terminal 8's massive hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Terminal 8’s massive hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport

Terminal 8 is one of the major Oneworld hubs with American Airlines operating directly from this terminal. American Airlines begin an eight year program in this terminal with the goal of having terminal 8 becoming one of the largest passenger terminals in JFK. Terminal 8 was designed by DMJM Aviation and in a way is a combination of both terminal 8 and terminal 9 and was opened in stages, the first stage being in 2005 and was officially opened in 2007. The terminal itself is actually two times bigger than Madison Square Garden and has multiple retail and food outlets, over 80 different ticket counters, more than 40 self-service kiosks, 10 security checkpoints, 29 gates, and processes over 1,600 people through its U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility. Terminal 8 is where JFK traffic really comes into play, with so many people coming in and out of terminal 8 a NYC limo service must be ready to navigate the terminal perfectly. Luckily if you choose the right car service to be your NYC car service you never have to worry about arriving on time.

John F. Kennedy International Airport also has many other facilities available to fliers visiting. To start with JFK airport has a great amount of information services and welcome centers who can help you if you need to find a hotel to stay in or a ground transportation company that can help you get to your destination. JFK also has many hotels around the area, including their own hotel. Finally ground transportation is also available to people arriving or departing from JFK. Fliers that are familiar enough with the surrounding airport area may opt to take the subway route. However, no subway actually goes to JFK, instead the MTA has many different buses that go out to JFK airport. This means that the best way to go to JFK airport is through different New York City car services, and luckily NYC has a massive amount of different Car Services going to JFK. Normally it would be nearly impossible to get to JFK from places outside of the New York City area. However, currently most transportation companies can provide service to outer states, Pennsylvania to JFK, Massachusetts to JFK, Connecticut to JFK, New Jersey to JFK, and even Washington D.C. to JFK. John F. Kennedy International Airport has always been a central hub of the world and with it being the main airport to the center of the world JFK will always be expanding and like NYC it will always be here.

Siente New York en tus manos

Mi primer dia en New York fue como estar viviendo dentro de una pelicula, sus calles repletas de gente de todas las nacionalidades, la policia, el inteso transito, los bomberos y las ambulancias con sus insistentes sirenas aturdiendo a todo quien se les cruce a su paso, como en unas de esas series que miramos como si fuesemos de otro planeta.

En esta ciudad cosmopolita te puedes encontrar con la variedad mas rica de crisoles de razas y nacionalidades de todo el planeta, se dicen que aparte del idioma Ingles y Espanol pudes escuchar hablar mas de 170 diferentes lenguas. Como asi tambien puedes encontar las comidas tipicas de los distintos paises que componen esta terrible jungla de cemento que es la ciudad de New York.

Por las mananas los tipicos buses escolares amarillos inundan sus calles deteniendo al trafico con sus Stops a cada pequeno que deben recoger para ir a la escuela. Puedes ver como caminan como soldados multitudes de personas hacias sus trabajos mayormente con su cofee to go desde las estaciones de Grand Central (ubicada en la East 42th Street entre Lexington y Park Av). o como Penn Station de la 7th Avenida en el mismo lugar que se encuentra El Madison Square Garden, que no esta en Madison, no es cuadrado ni tampoco tiene jardin, (curioso, verdad ?)

Segun WIKIPEDIA:

Nueva York3​ (en inglés, New York City, pronunciado /nuːˈjɔɹk ˈsɪti/) es la ciudad más poblada de los Estados Unidos de América y una de las más pobladas del mundo.7

Genta cruzando las calles de New York
Ciudad de New York

Desde finales del siglo XIX es uno de los centros de la economía mundial. Nueva York está considerada como una ciudad global, por sus influencias a nivel mundial en los medios de comunicación, en la política, en la educación, en la arquitectura, en el entretenimiento, las artes y la moda.8​ La influencia artística y cultural de la ciudad es de las más fuertes del mundo. En esta ciudad se encuentra la sede central de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas. La gran relevancia de la ciudad a muchos niveles la convierte, junto a MoscúPekínLondresTokio y París en una de las ciudades con mayores estadísticas del planeta.9

La ciudad se compone de cinco boroughsBronxBrooklynManhattanQueens y Staten Island (también conocidos como “distritos metropolitanos” para los efectos de la ciudad, y cuya traducción y figura administrativa es equivalente a “municipio”) cada uno de los cuales coincide con un condado: Bronx, Kings, Nueva York, Queens, y Richmond. Con más de 24 millones de neoyorquinos en un área urbana de 830 kilómetros cuadrados (320 mi²), Nueva York es la segunda ciudad con más densidad de población de los Estados Unidos, solo detrás de Union CityNueva Jersey, localizada al otro lado del río Hudson.10

Junto con GinebraBasilea y Estrasburgo, Nueva York es una de las pocas ciudades del mundo que es sede de varias instituciones internacionales sin ser la capital política de un estado.11

La ciudad tiene muchos lugares y edificios reconocidos por todo el mundo. Por ejemplo, la estatua de la Libertad, ubicada en la isla homónima, y la isla de Ellis, que recibió a millones de inmigrantes que llegaban a Estados Unidos a finales del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX. Wall Street ha sido uno de los principales centros mundiales de finanzas desde la Segunda Guerra Mundial y es la sede de la Bolsa de Nueva York. La ciudad también ha concentrado a muchos de los edificios más altos del mundo, entre los que se encuentran el edificio Empire State, el One World Trade Center, el edificio Chrysler, el 432 Park Avenue, la Trump Tower, el edificio Seagram y anteriormente las torres gemelas del World Trade Center, que fueron derribadas en los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001.

La ciudad también es la cuna de muchos movimientos culturales estadounidenses, como por ejemplo el renacimiento de Harlem en literatura y artes visuales, el expresionismo abstracto (también conocido como Escuela de Nueva York) en pintura, y hip hop, break dance,12​ punk y Tin Pan Alley en música. En 2005, se hablaban 170 idiomas en la ciudad, y el 30 % de su población había nacido fuera de los Estados Unidos.

Poblacion de la Ciudad de New York:

Este es el porcentaje 2.658% del total población Estados Unidos. Si la tasa de crecimiento de la población sería igual que en el periodo 2010-2014 (+0.95%/Año), Nueva York la población en 2020 sería: 8 988 326*.

Aeropuertos de New York: (Fuente WIKIPEDIA)

El Aeropuerto LaGuardia (en inglés, LaGuardia Airport, código de IATALGAOACIKLGA) es un aeropuerto en el Queens, en Nueva York, y sirve principalmente a la ciudad de Nueva York. Está a 8 millas del centro de Nueva York. Su nombre proviene de un antiguo alcalde de Nueva York, Fiorello LaGuardia.

Posee dos pistas, la 4/22 y 13/31, ambas de iguales dimensiones (2134 x 46 m).

Se trata del principal aeropuerto doméstico de la ciudad de Nueva York, debido a su localización centralizada y su proximidad a Manhattan. El aeropuerto LaGuardia se ubica frente a la bahía de Flushing en Queens a unos 13 km (8 millas) del centro de Manhattan. Sin embargo, el aeropuerto no dispone de aduanas ni servicios de inmigración, y no se permiten vuelos de entrada ni de salida que excedan los 2400 km, excepto los sábados o si es un vuelo procedente de Denver, debido a la relación que une ambas ciudades. Por lo tanto, la mayoría de vuelos internacionales se reciben en los aeropuertos JFK o Newark.

La mayoría de vuelos que parten de LaGuardia tienen destino dentro de los Estados Unidos. No obstante, existen una serie de excepciones en los casos en que los vuelos procedan de aeropuertos que sí disponen de aduanas estadounidenses, como Ottawa y Toronto en CanadáFreeport y Nassau en las Bahamas, y Bermuda.

El Aeropuerto Internacional John F. Kennedy (IATAJFKOACIKJFKFAA LIDJFK) (en inglés: John F. Kennedy International Airport)? originalmente conocido como el Aeropuerto Idlewild, es un aeropuerto internacional en el Queens, en Nueva York, y sirve principalmente a la ciudad de Nueva York. Está a 16 millas del centro de Nueva York.

El aeropuerto es operado por la Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Autoridad Portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey), que también opera tres aeropuertos en el área metropolitana de la ciudad de Nueva York (el Newark Airport, el LaGuardia y el Teterboro), pero el John F. Kennedy es el aeropuerto más grande de todos. Es la base de operaciones de JetBlue Airways y es aeropuerto de entrada principal internacional para Delta Air Lines y American Airlines.

JFK es el aeropuerto con mayor cantidad de entradas de pasajeros internacionales en Estados Unidos y también de encomiendas nacionales e internacionales. Las salidas internacionales de JFK representaron el 17% de todos los pasajeros que viajaron diariamente en 2004, el porcentaje más grande en los Estados Unidos. En 2000, dirigió un promedio de 50 000 pasajeros internacionales al día. La ruta que conecta este aeropuerto con el Heathrow de Londres es la ruta más transitada en vuelos internacionales de Estados Unidos con más de 2,9 millones de pasajeros en 2000.

Aunque es conocido como el aeropuerto con mayor número de pasajeros internacionales también dirige vuelos nacionales, la mayoría a la costa oeste. En 2005 el aeropuerto dirigió más de 41 millones de pasajeros; el aeropuerto Newark Liberty con 33 millones de pasajeros, y el aeropuerto LaGuardia con 26 millones, para hacer un total de aproximadamente 100 millones de viajeros usando los aeropuertos de Nueva York haciendo que el espacio aéreo de la ciudad sobrepase al de la ciudad de Chicago como el más ocupado en los Estados Unidos.

El Aeropuerto Internacional Libertad de Newark (en inglésNewark Liberty International Airport) (IATAEWROACIKEWR) es un aeropuerto situado entre las ciudades de Newark y Elizabeth en el norte del estado de Nueva Jersey, a 24 kilómetros de Nueva York. Este aeropuerto es uno de los más grandes de Estados Unidos con un tráfico de más de 30 millones de pasajeros por año y además fue en alguna vez el principal aeropuerto de los Estados Unidos. Es también el principal aeropuerto del área metropolitana de Nueva York. Incluye tres terminales de viajeros y otras instalaciones para carga.

United Airlines es la aerolínea más importante en Newark, utilizando en exclusiva una terminal. Además es el tercer centro de operaciones de United Airlines (después de Houston y Chicago), y FedEx mantienen varias instalaciones importantes para sus servicios de carga aérea.

El Aeropuerto de Newark junto con los Aeropuertos de la Ciudad de Nueva York crean el sistema de aeropuerto más grande de los Estados Unidos, el segundo lugar en el mundo en términos de tráfico de pasajeros, y por primera vez en el mundo en términos de las operaciones de vuelo totales. En 2011 el aeropuerto de Newark manejo 33,8 millones de pasajeros,4​ El Aeropuerto JFK manejo 47,8 millones,4​ y el Aeropuerto LaGuardia poco más de 24,0 millones de pasajeros.

Un sistema de monorriel, llamado el AirTrain (“tren aéreo”), conecta las terminales y los aparcamientos y también proporciona conexiones con los trenes de Amtrak y NJ Transit y sus servicios a Nueva YorkTrentonFiladelfia, y a otras ciudades del noreste de los Estados Unidos. El aeropuerto es gestionado por la Autoridad Portuaria de Nueva York y Nueva Jersey.

En el pasado, las instalaciones eran conocidas como el Aeropuerto Internacional de Newark (en inglés, Newark International Airport). Tras los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001, el aeropuerto fue reticulado y adquirió el nombre adicional de “Libertad” para honrar a las víctimas de esa tragedia. Además este fue el origen del United 93 que fue el único vuelo de ese día que no llegó a su objetivo. Sin embargo, algunos residentes de Nueva Jersey y Nueva York no creen que esto fuese una manera apropiada de honrar a las víctimas. En la práctica este nuevo nombre es raramente utilizado. Coloquialmente se conoce simplemente como “Newark Airport” por la población local.

Newark es el punto final del vuelo comercial directo más largo del mundo proveniente de Singapur por Singapore Airlines, es un vuelo de dieciocho horas el cual cesó en 2013 y reabrió en el año 2018 ahora con las nuevas aeronaves Airbus A350-900LR a diferencia del Airbus A340-500 utilizado antes de que cesara en 2013.[cita requerida]

Podriamos hablar horas de New York, que lo haremos en nuestra proxima entrega.