Celebrate Pi Day in New York with These Delicious Pies

It’s March 14 (3.14) and you don’t need to be a math geek to get excited for Pi Day! Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

It may be a concept you haven’t heard of since high school, but we’re bringing it back today because Pi Day isn’t only about celebrating math--it’s about eating pie. And everyone loves pie!

So with that, we’re rounding up some of our favorite spots for pie in New York. From the traditional to the surprising, these pies will get you in the Pi Day spirit. Might we suggest a Pi Day Pie Crawl?

If you’re looking to get around New York to taste pies and see the sights, a bus tour is a great, economical option. City Sights NY offers hop on/hop off tours of downtown, uptown or all around town, along with passes to see specific attractions.

Bubby’s
73 Gansevoort St. & 120 Hudson St.
Tuck into a traditional slice at Bubby’s, a comfort food restaurant. Go traditional with Local Apple, tropical with Key Lime or a little crazy with Michigan Sour Cherry. Pro tip: Bubby’s is bustling, so snag a seat mid-afternoon for more relaxing treat.

Petee’s Pie Co
61 Delancey St. & 505 Myrtle Ave.
It’s nearly impossible to talk pies without invoking Petee’s. Petee herself is a former special needs teacher turned pie baker from a long line of pie bakers. Press and customers alike swear that Petee’s is the best. No matter your pie preference, you’ll find it here: fruit pies, chess pies, nut pies and icebox pies all have a spot on the menu. And if you’re dying for a slice but you’re out of town, don’t worry. Petee’s ships.

Daly Pie
665 Vanderbilt Ave.
Come for the cozy “homestyle pie cafe,” stay for the Case of the Mondays, a pie featuring peanut butter custard, pretzel crust and a layer of nutella, topped with a chocolate ganache and crushed potato chips. Or the Orange Chocolate Almond Pie (both vegan and gluten free--pie lovers with dietary restrictions rejoice!). Traditional pies line the menu as well.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
634 Dean St., Brooklyn & 439 3rd Ave., Brooklyn
Sisters Melissa and Emily Elsen bake with seasonal ingredients and creative flavor combinations. Flavors include Salty Honey, Black Sesame Custard, Turmeric Tonic and Black Bottom Oat, among others. Ingredients are sourced locally and organically when possible and natural sweeteners like honey favored.

Pies ‘n Thighs
166 4th St., Brooklyn
If you’re looking for all the comfort food, Pies ‘n Thighs is your spot. Fried chicken, donuts, biscuits--they’ve all won prestigious awards. Go classic with their Apple Pie, which has won national survey awards by Food & Wine and Bon Appetit. Or, lean into the restaurant’s southern comfort food feel with Bourbon Pecan Pie. You can’t go wrong.

Butter & Scotch
818 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn
Butter & Scotch isn’t just about pie: this women-owned and operated bar focuses on indulgent desserts and delicious cocktails. They bill themselves as “the bar and bakery of your dreams,” and they’re not wrong! The pie list is short, sweet and perfect: S’Mores, Key Lime or “Pie Roulette,” a rotating selection featuring the baker’s all-butter crust. You can also get your pie made into a DIY milkshake.

Milk Bar Bakery
Locations throughout New York City
There’s just one pie to get here: Crack Pie. It’s got a toasted oat crust, gooey butter filling. It’s a combination of salty and sweet and fans call it addictive. A survey of pies in New York wouldn’t be complete without it.

Ice & Vice
Locations throughout New York City
Ice & Vice calls itself an experimental ice cream shop. Their super premium, delicious ice cream is translated into icebox pie that will satisfy the ice cream lovers in the group. They offer Detention Ice Cream Pie, featuring Malted Vanilla and a Fruity Pebble Cereal Crust, or Milk Money Ice Cream Pie with Toasted Milk, chocolate ganache and a toasted graham crust. 
And because pie doesn’t need to be sweet, two delicious spots for pizza pie:

DiFara Pizza
103 N. 3rd St., Brooklyn & 1424 Ave. J, Brooklyn
Patrons happily wait in long lines and pay upwards of $5 per slice for pizzas at this Brooklyn legend. Many call it New York City’s best slice, with carefully sourced ingredients like imported olive oil and cheese. Pizza maker Domenic DeMarco, 81, has been slinging pizzas at DiFara since 1965 and is still heavily involved in each pie. It’s cash only, so go prepared!

Paulie Gee’s
60 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn
Try some of the pies with tongue-in-cheek names, like the Arugula Shmoogula featuring Italian tomatoes, baby arugula, olive oil and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, or the Anise and Anephew, with fresh mozzarella, braised fennel, anisette cream drizzle, Berkshire guanciale and fennel fronds.

This Fall, New York City offers plenty of fun events, free of charge.

12 New York St. Patrick’s Day Events for 2019

St. Patrick’s Day is one of New York City’s favorite holidays, and the entire city gets in on it, from the wee ones to the big ones. It can be overwhelming to take in the full list of St. Paddy’s Day events in New York, so we’ve rounded up our favorites, depending on what you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking to party, have the kids in tow or want to get a dose of Irish history, there’s something here for everyone.

For Families

Sober St. Patrick’s Day (http://www.soberstpatricksday.org/)
Saturday, March 16
Sober St. Patrick’s Day is a family-friendly event for New Yorkers on Parade Day that aims to provide a great time in a safe, sober environment, to “reclaim the spirit of the day” and honor Irish heritage. The event includes a light supper, snacks, dessert and soft drinks as well as first-class Irish entertainment, from singers to button accordion champions to champion fiddlers and world-class step dancers. 

New York Public Library Jiggy Tots (https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2019/03/14/jiggy-tots)
Various dates in March
This free series of events hosted by the New York Public Library is perfect for little ones. Upbeat traditional Irish music and songs are combined with popular toddler songs in this interactive session that will have your kids clapping, stamping and shaking shakers. 

Children’s Museum of Manhattan Green Takeover (http://cmom.org/event/green-takeover/)
Sunday, March 17
CMOM is hosting a variety of kid-friendly Irish events on St. Paddy’s Day. Use the color green to make art throughout the day, create a green leprechaun hat or finger paint on a green mural wall. 

For Culture & History Buffs

Annual St. Patrick’s Open Day (https://irishartscenter.org/event/annual-st-patricks-open-day-2019)
Sunday, March 10
A true celebration of Irish heritage, visitors of all ages can enjoy this free event, including face paint, arts and crafts, Celtic language learning or trying a traditional Irish instrument. Or, simply grab a seat and check out the day’s live music and dance.
https://hiddennewyorktours.com/tours/#irishmob 

Irish Hunger Memorial (https://bpcparks.org/whats-here/parks/irish-hunger-memorial/)
Open Daily, Self-Guided Tour Available
Download the app on your phone for a self-guided tour of this Memorial, which represents an Irish landscape with an abandoned stone cottage, stone walls, fallow potato fields and the flora on the north Connacht wetlands. It is both a metaphor for the Great Irish Famine and a reminder that hunger today is often the result of lack of access to land. 

Big Onion Irish New York Tours (https://www.bigonion.com/tour/irish-new-york/)
Offered Year-Round
Explore the Lower East Side, the neighborhood formerly known as “Little Ireland” in this walking tour. In the 19th century, during the wave of Irish immigrants, more Irish residents lived there than in Dublin! Guides will stop at a variety of historic sites as they talk about the challenges, victories and opportunities of “Little Ireland.” 

For Partiers

St. Paddy’s Pub Crawls (https://pubcrawls.com/events/saint-paddys/new-york-city#)
Friday March 15, Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17
Pick your poison with a Happy Hour Pub Crawl, Luck of the Irish Crawl or Shamrock Stroll. Frolic through more than 50 bars with special deals, a festive atmosphere and more. 

Get a Drink by the Parade (https://www.timeout.com/newyork/bars/where-to-drink-near-the-st-patricks-day-parade?package_page=35809)
Saturday, March 16
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place on March 16 this year, and Time Out New York has a list of the best places to grab a drink nearby. Get in the spirit at aptly named pubs like Finnegan’s Wake or McFadden’s and finish up at--where else?--The Irish Exit. 

Sail NYC St. Patrick’s Day Brunch Cruise (https://www.sail-nyc.com/nyc-st-patricks-day-brunch-cruise/)
Sunday, March 17
Set sail on the Manhattan II for a 2.75 hour brunch cruise featuring authentic Irish music, a four-course, Irish-themed brunch buffet, a complimentary drink and Irish-themed cocktails for sale. Fully circumnavigate the island of Manhattan to start your St. Paddy’s Day right. 

St. Patrick’s Day Bingo Loco (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bingo-loco-st-patricks-day-tickets-56506267768)
Sunday, March 17
Bingo Loco bills itself as Ireland’s “Maddest Bingo Party.” With foul-mouthed hosts, DJs, insane games, classic party anthems, dance offs, confetti/Co2 cannons and crazy prizes like lawnmowers, convertible cars and international trips, this is quite literally not your grandmother’s bingo game. 

For Everyone

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade (https://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/events/)
Saturday, March 16
The St. Paddy’s Day Parade is a can’t-miss for New York’s celebration. View it from 11 am to 5 pm, along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street. The parade features entertainment from marching bands to traditional Irish music, bagpipers and dancers. There are 250,000 marchers each year. 

Foodie Bonus!

Interested in grabbing some Irish grub while you’re out? Try one of Time Out New York’s Best Irish Restaurants (https://www.timeout.com/newyork/restaurants/best-irish-restaurants-in-nyc) for the tastiest eats.

If you’re planning to travel to New York on St. Patrick’s Day, Go Airlink provides an affordable NYC airport shuttle service.  Check out our LGA airport shuttle, van service to JFK and more.

GO Airlink NYC Celebrates Their Nomination as a Finalist for Exceptional Service

Press Release: New York City Hotel Concierges Honors GO Airlink NYC

GO Airlink NYC Celebrates Their Nomination as a Finalist for Exceptional Service

GO Airlink NYC, has recently been nominated by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) as a final contender in the Transportation Service category for the 2018 Concierge Choice Awards. The CCA honors premier businesses – organizations, individuals, and companies – in the New York City that provide remarkable experiences for visitors across the different factions of the Hospitality industry – tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service and transportation.

Every fall, the Concierge Choice Awards ceremony brings together distinguished finalists and concierges for an exquisite gala to recognize the finest in the industry. The awards strive to uphold the highest standards and as a result, finalists are hand-picked by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges members for providing exemplary service to tourists visiting the Big Apple. 2018 saw over 400 submissions across 14 categories. 10,000 votes cast by over 1,000 concierges helped narrow the submissions down to five finalists in each category. All winners will be announced at the 12th annual black-tie gala dinner which will be held on October 1st.

Of the company’s most recent CCA nomination, Shimi Kluger, General Manager of GO Airlink NYC said, “We are truly honored to have received this nomination. This nomination is a great recognition for our dedicated professionals and airport teams and the entire GO Airlink family for working extra hard to achieve excellence in a city where transportation is a never ending logistical challenge. We thank the NYC concierge community for the ongoing support and nomination”.

For a complete list of 2018 Concierge Choice Award Finalists, visit: http://conciergechoiceawards.com/2017finalists.cfm.

About GO Airlink NYCGO Airlink NYC is a New York City based operator of share-ride, private and group airport  transfer services between Manhattan and JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports. Running 24-Hours a day, 7 days a week, GO Airlink NYC operates a large fleet of late model modern sedans, SUVs and vans. Proudly offering customer assistance in every terminal at JFK, EWR and LGA. GO Airlink is a proud member of the New York Airport Service Group and the national network, GO Airport Shuttle.

Simple Airport Traveling Tips

Everyone has tip and tricks when it comes to traveling, here are a few airplane travel tips that could help you on your next journey!

 

Always Reserve a Seat

Even on short flights, where you are sitting on the plane can make or break your time in the air. Frequent flyers usually have a basic idea of where they want to sit – towards the front and a window seat for us! Most airlines give you the option as part of the booking process, others booking engines might not let you. If you find yourself in the second situation, keep checking back or give them a call to see when/if you’ll be able to pick your seat.  Not sure where you want to sit? Check out SeatGuru or FlyerTalk to learn more about airplane seats then you ever thought you wanted to know.

 

Bring Your Own Entertainment & Snacks

It’s usually a coin to which amenities you will end up with during your flight so just go the safe route and pack your own things. Entertainment means headphones, computers, tablets, books – whatever is going to keep you from going stir crazy while you are 37,000 feet up in the air. We like to load up our tablet with the latest movies, bring our noise canceling headphones, our iPhone (for music) and a paperback book. As far as snacks go, besides a free non-alcoholic beverage, you don’t get much on domestic flights. Jetblue wins this challenge by a long shot by offering unlimited complimentary name brand snacks and beverages – that means taking three bags of Terra® Blues Potato Chips has become acceptable. If you are flying other airlines and you plan ahead, you can buy snacks before heading to the airport or if you must, in the airport and keep your hunger under control while in flight.

 

Take a Picture of Your Luggage Tag

This might be a strange one, but it is something that doesn’t hurt – so why not? If you have to check a bag (and pay the lousy fee) then take a picture of the luggage tag after it’s put on. This helps you double check your luggage is heading in the right direction. If your luck runs out, and your luggage gets lost this will also help with things like paper work and insurance claims. You probably have your phone out anyway, so just remember to snap that picture.

 

Avoiding Getting Sick

Water and disinfectant are two key things that could help prevent those “travel sniffles”. Traveling at 35,000 feet tends to dry out your skin and nasal passage which lowers your bodies’ immunity. By drinking a bottle of water before your flight, and even better, keeping drinking water during your flight, the better equipped your body is going to be to fight off germs.  Another tip – you can bring an empty reusable water bottle through security and fill it up once you get to the other side. Here are some eco-friendly water bottles that will save you money and cut down on waste.

 

Virtual Customer Service

Gone are the days of waiting in line to talk to customer service representatives. Most of the questions or issues you need addressed can be done so in an app. Jetblue, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and British Airways are just a few of the airlines that have excellent apps. You can change your seat, change your flight, track your luggage on connecting flights and even play games. It is also a great way to keep track of your mileage and most importantly gone are the days of paper boarding passes, now just take out your phone.

Family Friendly Broadway Shows

New York is the best place to see a live theater act. These performances are unlike the filtered and water down presentations that you are used from your television. Get swept up in the excitement of seeing actors, musicians and performers on stage right in front of you. Producers have created several of the best Broadway shows for families that are playing throughout the year.

Sifting through the clutter of Broadway shows tickets and information can be a daunting task, and not every performance is appropriate for your children. Here are some of the most successful shows that are intended for whole families to enjoy.

Aladdin
Disney is famous for its family entertainment, and has adapted its popular animated film for the stage. This show has received some of the best reviews. Taking your children to this performance gives them the chance to see their favorite characters sing and dance live before their very eyes.

Wicked
This is the stage version of a clever new tale that chronicles the Wicked Witch of the West’s rise to villainy. Although the book is very dark, the stage version of this alternative take on the classic Wizard of Oz story is an excellent show for your children. It has won a number of prestigious trophies including a Grammy and three Tony Awards

The Lion King
Another Disney adaptation, this performance features one of the most colorful arrays of costumes, lively dance performances, and original music. If your children are already fans of this story, they won’t want to miss this theatrical presentation of Simba’s transformation from a lion cub to a king.

The Blue Man Group
Unlike other performances, this is not a musical nor does it follow a traditional storyline. Instead, mimes painted in blue work together in a hilarious combination of acts that will keep you guessing throughout the show. Combining humor with percussive music and choreography, the Blue Man Group serves up excitement and creates a multisensory experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

BROADWAY SHOW TIPS & TRICKS!

In addition to just selecting the right show, you need to plan your trip out carefully. This may be your first time at the theater, and although the experience can be unforgettable, it can also be overwhelming if you are unprepared.

Keep the following tips in mind:
• Read reviews and purchase tickets ahead of time online
• Avoid bringing children younger than six years old
• Arrive early to get settled in your seats on time
• Turn off cell phones and other portable electronics during the performance.

Don’t miss out on the live theater. Talk it over with the rest of your clan, and decide on a show you will all enjoy. Complete your visit to New York by watching one the best Broadway shows for families.

Outstanding Customer Service Award

GO Airlink Appreciation Summer Event

On Tuesday, July 3rd we had a wonderful Go Airlink/My Sedan event.  Thank you to all the drivers who stopped by to say hello.

 

The following team members are our winners:

  • Heartland Brewery Gift Card  – Tony B.
  • Heartland Brewery Gift Card  – Kadialiou B.
  • Bateaux Dinner Cruise for 2 – Juan O.
  • Spirit Dinner Cruise for 2 – Lucien M.
  • Hornblower Lunch Cruise for 2 – Ronald M.
  • Manhattan by Sail Sunset Cruise – Kevin H.
  • Theater tickets to Smokey Joes Café for 2 – Steve R.
  • Theater tickets to Smokey Joes Café for 2 – Hatim S.
  • Bag, water bottle, cozy, t shirt and entrance to One World Observatory – Carlos S.
  • Gift card to A list of Restaurants by The Fireman Hospitality Group – Yana K.
  • Gift card to A list of Restaurants by The Fireman Hospitality Group – VIL My Sedan #43
  • A 1 day Sightseeing Pass for 2 – Michael B.
  • Century 21 Gift card – Walter M.

 

2nd Prize: American Express Gift Card to Jesse D.
1st Prize:American Express Gift Card to to Saqib S.

Grand Prize: 2 night trip to Philadelphia which includes Amtrak train, hotel and sightseeing for 2 goes to Samuel N.

A special gift card for a great job goes to Edwin B., for an exceptional job well done.  Edwin had the most and best reviews for the last 6 months.  His guest enjoy his service, vehicle and outstanding customer service.  Thank you Edwin!

Thank you to all of our partners who helped put this together. We love working with you and hope that shows by recommending you to our own customers.

Congratulations to all the winners! GO Airlink and MySedan could not run without our amazing team. We are privileged to be surrounded by such an amazing work family to continue providing great service to our customers.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks in New York City Viewing Spots.

Tips for Fourth of July Travel in New York City

Ah, there’s nothing like summer in the City. What better time to experience the Big Apple than the Fourth of July? With fireworks booming over the city and illuminating the skyline, you’ll really feel like you’re in the greatest city on earth.

But holiday travel, especially from Manhattan to JFK or Laguardia and vice versa, can be the rain on your parade if you don’t plan carefully on a popular holiday like the 4th of July. Take these travel tips to heart to make the most of your Fourth of July adventure.

Decide Where to Watch the Fireworks in Advance
With so many people vying for a good spot to watch the famed Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks, you don’t want to get caught in the crowds! Decide in advance where you’ll watch the fireworks and plan to get there well before dusk.

This year’s display will once again be launched on the East River, with several official viewing areas located along FDR Drive . These can be accessed from Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, and 42nd Street in Midtown or Broad Street, Old Slip, and Pearl & Frankfort in Lower Manhattan. These entry points open at 7 PM, but you’ll probably need to arrive several hours in advance to secure a spot.

Some other popular viewing areas that may be a bit less chaotic include Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, the Brooklyn Promenade, Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, and Roosevelt Island’s Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park.

Pack Light to Travel Easily
Now that you know you should plan to arrive early to catch the fireworks, you’re probably wondering what you should bring to keep yourself entertained and comfortable all day. But keep in mind that this is one of those situations where less is more. So leave the portable grill at home!

In fact, in official viewing areas, you won’t be allowed to bring in large backpacks, lawn chairs, or other bulky items — and police say they will be checking bags. Plus, if you’re planning to do some sightseeing during the day, you won’t want to be lugging around everything but the kitchen sink.

Pack as light as possible, but don’t forget the essentials. Water, sunscreen, snacks and a blanket should definitely make it onto your list.

From Manhattan to JFK in a Cinch
When it’s time to leave the city, you won’t want your glorious holiday marred by a disastrous trip from Manhattan to JFK, Laguardia or Newark. With everyone flocking to get out of the city, travel to the airport can be chaotic.

Make your travel a whole lot easier by booking a car service or an airport shuttle in advance, with easy pick up anywhere in Manhattan and drop off right at your terminal. It’s a lot more affordable than you’d think — especially if you’re willing to hop on a shuttle with some fellow travelers.

But the best part is that it’s truly the most convenient way to travel, especially from Manhattan to JFK. Book your car before you go and you’ll have one less thing to think about. Instead of worrying about flagging down a cab or cramming into a hot subway car with sweaty passengers, spend every minute of your Fourth of July holiday enjoying the spirit of NYC.

Let New York City Be The Starting Point For Your Next Cruise

Let’s face it: Not all vacations are created equal. While the annual trip to the in-laws may make for some decent R&R, only certain vacations offer the chance to truly experience some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. If this year is the year that you and your family are considering throwing some real money down to take an epic vacation, you can’t go wrong with either an exciting trip to New York City, or thrilling-yet-also-relaxing cruise. If those are what your choices are narrowed down to, then the obvious question comes why not do both?

New York City Cruise Options

Most probably wouldn’t peg New York as a cruise town. Yet the city’s access to the Atlantic via the Hudson River makes it the ideal spot for any cruise ship to embark from. Indeed, every year countless cruisers come to New York to begin their voyages out of any of the city’s three cruise terminals. Each of the world’s largest cruise lines use local ports as staging points, including Royal CaribbeanPrincessNorwegianCelebrityCarnival and Disney Cruise Line.

Carnival and Norwegian have long utilized the Manhattan terminal, while Princess cruises set sail from Brooklyn. Royal Caribbean and Princess, on the other hand, uses the nearby port at Bayonne as their staging point. Recently, Disney announced that they will begin staging cruises from New York in 2016.

Where can you cruise to from New York? 3-day cruises to Nova Scotia often originate from here. If you and your family have always wanted to see New England, what better way than with a 4- or 5-night cruise starting in NYC? Or, if you’re looking to really get away, 7- and 8-night Bahamian and Caribbean cruises also sail from New York. You can even hop on a boat to traverse the Atlantic from here.

Why Make NYC Your Port?

Yet why would you want to start your cruise from New York when there are so many other ports to choose from? Well, a better question may be to ask yourself if any of those other ports have what New York can offer. A trip to New York is a terrific vacation all on its own. The many attractions that the city has to offer can keep you and your family occupied for days, if not weeks. Imagine the fun and excitement to be had by making NYC the warmup party for your cruise.

You really can’t go wrong by making New York City the staging point for your cruise vacation. Combining all the sights, sounds, and fun things to do in NYC with the excitement inherent with any cruise makes for an outstanding vacation full of memorable moments. Make this year’s vacation one that will go down in annals of your family’s history.

City CoPilot

EASY LUGGAGE STORAGE SOLUTION IN NYC: CITY COPILOT

It’s 10 am. You’ve arrived in New York City. But your AirBnB won’t allow you to check in until 3 pm. Now what?

Head on over to Times Square, of course!

Time is of essence especially when you’re visiting a new city. City CoPilot, a luggage storage and concierge service, understands that beyond a doubt and is the perfect solution to your problem! Store your luggage at City CoPilot’s Times Square location and explore one of New York City’s iconic locations – worry-free!

City CoPilot first came into the scene in 2014 when it opened up its first location in the Lower East Side. As New York City’s first “front desk” for tourists without a hotel concierge, it’s very popular with both tourists and locals. In addition to their Lower East Side location, City CoPilot is also in Midtown Manhattan with future plans to expand to West Village and Jersey City!

Professional staff at City CoPilot’s Midtown Manhattan location, which is conveniently located inside the Gray Line Visitor Center in Times Square,

City CoPilot’s wide range of services not only caters to tourists but NYC locals as well. They are well known as a short-term luggage storage service but City CoPilot offers a plethora of other services like 24/7 key exchange, apartment cleaning and turnoverairport transportation to all major NYC airports, as well as package acceptance for locals without a doorman.

At City CoPilot, you can also book affordable transportation to La Guardia, JFK, and Newark airports thanks to our partnership with GO Airlink NYC! Customers can choose from multiple vehicle options, including sedans, SUVs, vans, and more – perfect for any group size!

Professional staff at City CoPilot’s Midtown Manhattan location, which is conveniently located inside the Gray Line Visitor Center in Times Square, help guests book tours and attractions while they pick up their Airbnb key or drop off their suitcases. You can even get Broadway show tickets!

City Co Pilot’s 5 star reviews on Yelp are a testament to the quality of service provided to customers. Customers are thrilled about the secure, reliable and convenient way to store luggage in New York City. And the best part is that rates start at only $10 per bag!

Make this trip an easy, relaxing one by keeping your child occupied.

Tips For Keeping Children Entertained While Traveling

Travelling with kids can instantly turn a vacation into work—the exact thing you wanted to escape. Whether it’s kicking plane seats, fighting with siblings or relentless whining, travelling with kids can be as aggravating as the security check-in at the airport. Here are some ways to keep them entertained and finally put an end to the age-old question, “Are we there yet?”

  1. Bring coloring books and crayons or a doodling board for your young Picasso.
  2. Nothing makes a trip go by quicker than getting lost in a good book. Bring picture books for younger children, like Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein and Green Eggs and Ham by the infamous Dr. Seuss. Other classic reads for your older kids are Holes by Louis Sachar, and of course Harry Potter.
  3. Comfort is key! Make sure to bring a blanket and pillow for your child so they can rest up easily.
  4. Bring electronic items such as your iPad or smartphone for your child to watch videos. LeapFrog also offers a device perfect for travel called the Leapster GS Explorer Travel.  It comes with a convenient case that protects it and makes travelling more organized.
  5. Download interesting apps that will keep your child engaged while having fun. A few top-rated kids apps are “Endless Alphabet”, an interactive app that teaches the alphabet along with colorful cartoons. “Me Comics” is another, enabling the child to read and record their voice narration of their favorite cartoon characters. In addition, “Disney Story Time” is another kid’s favorite pick, including dozens of Disney’s most famous tales, from Frozen to Lion King. You can also download tons of apps for Leapster, from learning games and ebooks to music.
  6. Tame your child’s tummy by stocking up on plenty of snacks. Prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fresh fruit and vegetables and fruit leather (instead of Fruit Roll Ups) to name a few. Some other ideas are string cheese, rice cakes, cereal, Go-Gurt, Lunchables, and juice boxes. Try out Back to Nature juice boxes—there are no artificial preservatives or added sugar, so you won’t be chasing after your hyper toddler.

Make this trip an easy, relaxing one by keeping your child occupied. Follow these tips and you’ll be out of that minivan and at your destination in no time!

5 Tips for Visiting New York City this Summer

The summer season is an exciting time in New York City, with endless things to do and see. Have a picnic in Central Park, spend an evening relaxing on a rooftop bar, or dance the day away at one of the city’s many festivals or concerts.

When you travel to New York City this summer, take advantage of these travel tips to make sure your NYC adventure is one you’ll treasure for years to come.

1. Visit some of the city’s best public parks
Enjoy the summer sun in one of NYC’s finest urban parks. In addition to Central Park, Manhattan’s infamous 843-acres oasis, NYC boasts a bunch of free outdoor spaces to relax, have a picnic, read a book, or even rent a canoe! Visit Brooklyn Bridge Park – complete with waterfront esplanades, a famous old carousel, and sports fields or take a walk along The High Line, an elevated park on Manhattan’s West Side built on an abandoned train track.

2. Make transportation easier with JFK car service
Navigating through hordes of traffic and waiting on hot subway platforms can put a damper on an otherwise perfect trip…even before it starts! Get to and from the airport with ease by taking advantage of JFK car service. Get picked up in a modern and chic black car that’s waiting for you when you arrive. Your car will take you right to your destination, whether that’s a hotel, a museum, or one of those public parks. It’s an affordable and stress-free way to kick off your NYC trip.

3. Try to catch one of these free festivals or shows
There’s a lot to celebrate in NYC this summer. See if you can catch one of the many free, outdoor music and cultural festivals. Start with Coney Island’s one-of-a-kind Mermaid Parade, the nation’s largest art parade on June 17th. Or check out Bastille Day on July 14th in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill to enjoy the flavors, sounds and spirit of France. There’s also a whole host of recurring shows happening all summer long, like Shakespeare in the Park, Outdoor Movie Night in Randall’s Island Park, or any of the Lincoln Center’s annual lineup, like Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

4. Check out one of these rooftop bars
Spend a night out on the town and experience the city after dusk the New Yorker way – at one of the city’s many swanky rooftop bars and lounges. Hang out with the locals at St. Cloud Social atop the Knickerbocker Hotel. Watch the buzz below with a cocktail in hand from a serene spot tucked away in lush greenery. To get out of Manhattan and still snag the best views, try Westlight atop Williamsburg’s flashy William Vale hotel or Penthouse 808 in Long Island City.

5. Feast on NYC’s finest food
Despite the prevalence of glitzy restaurants and bars, NYC’s food scene is simple at heart. There are some NYC staples that you shouldn’t miss out on this summer – and they won’t break the bank. Try custard-based homemade ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery, make a breakfast of bagels and lox from Zabar’s on the Upper West Side (and pick up some black and white cookies while you’re there, too!), grab a slice from Joe’s Pizza on Bleeker Street, or discover have one of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs at the original location, complete with sauerkraut, red onions, cheese and chili.

Now you’re ready to make the most of your time in New York City this summer. Enjoy the public parks and outdoor shows, experience the luxe lounges and casual eats, and start your trip off the right way by booking your JFK car service in advance. The more you prepare before your trip, the less you’ll have to worry about when you’re exploring the Big Apple.

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