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Futuristic plan for NY includes LED bridge lighting in color

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a far-reaching futuristic plan for the city that includes color LED illumination of bridges, completely automated toll booths and driver facial recognition cameras for tighter anti-terrorism security. “So much in today’s world is about the immediate, it’s about the here and now, …

Tunnel to Grand Central rolling along at $1M per foot

  NEW YORK (AP) — A massive new commuter rail project below New York City’s Grand Central Terminal — one of the nation’s largest transportation upgrades — is slowly rolling forward, including a tunnel costing $1 million per foot, the chief engineer said Wednesday. Once finished, the terminal will cover …

Relics of NYC World’s Fair: Eyesores or icons?

NEW YORK (AP) — They were designed for the 1964 World’s Fair as sleek, space-age visions of the future: three towers topped by flying-saucer-like platforms, and a pavilion of pillars with a suspended, shimmering roof that was billed as the “Tent of Tomorrow.” That imagined tomorrow has come and gone. …

Delta ups the ante in battle for NY travel market

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta’s formula for winning over New York travelers is simple: floor-to-ceiling windows, abundant power outlets and a burger joint with a cult-like following. The airline opened a sprawling $1.4 billion terminal at Kennedy Airport Friday, a facility more suitable to the high-paying passengers it is trying …