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7 awe-inspiring train stations across America

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Jamie Olmo/Flickr New York City's nightmarish Penn Station is undergoing massive renovations to restore it to something close to its original grandeur. Central Station's original beauty, however, is still visible.
It does more than chauffeur commuters. Its architecture make you want to wander its halls.
Take a look at the seven most beautiful stops on our railways, which started to blossom toward the end of the 19th century. Grand Central Terminal in New York City.
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Completed in 1913, the New York City station features elaborate moldings and...
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Ahoy Chinatown and Little Italy Food Tour - New York City

Ahoy Chinatown and Little Italy Food Tour - New York City

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If you know me, then you know I am. a fan of history. One look at me and any stranger could probably deduce that I am also a fan of food. This [...]
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Here are the unique names the NYC 'Taxi King' had for his 22 companies that went bankrupt

Here are the unique names the NYC 'Taxi King' had for his 22 companies that went bankrupt

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Thomson Reuters In July 2015, Evgeny "Gene" Freidman - New York City's one-time "Taxi King" - filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for 22 of his companies after defaulting on a $34 million loan from Citibank.
Those 22 companies held a total of 46 taxi medallions, the metal plates on the hoods of yellow cabs that allow them to legally pick up people on the streets. Freidman at one time was one of New York City's biggest taxi owners with over 800 medallions .
But perhaps even more interesting than the story of Freidman's rise and fall is simply the names of his cab companies. Freidman...
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JetBlue Pounces on Delta's Turf with Three New Routes

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JetBlue will launch flights to new cities - mostly in Delta's wheelhouse.
Starting in March, the airline will fly between Atlanta and New York and between Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale and Orlando . Tickets went on sale last month.
“We are excited to bring our award-winning service and low fares to even more markets from Atlanta,” said Marty St. George, executive vice president commercial and planning, JetBlue. “Customers flying between Boston and Atlanta have shown a strong appetite for a competitive option like JetBlue, and we anticipate we'll see the same for the New York, Fort Lauderdale...
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The rise and fall of New York City's 'Taxi King'

The rise and fall of New York City's 'Taxi King'

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New York State Office of the Attorney General
Evgeny "Gene" Freidman is commonly referred to as New York City's Taxi King - notably by the New York attorney general's office and the law firms that have filed suit against him.
At one point Freidman owned more than 800 taxi medallions, the metal plates on the hoods of yellow cabs that allow them to operate legally on the New York City streets. But in the past few years, Freidman has experienced a precipitous fall.
Here's a look at the rise and fall of New York City's Taxi King. Journey to the US.
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Freidman's father was a...
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