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Historic New York Dive Bars (and who drank there)

You can divide dive-bar goers into two kinds: those who go to dive bars despite the fact they’re dive bars, and those who go because they’re dive bars. For some, the dim light and pint-glass marks on the bar are the price you pay for cheap drinks. For others, the ambiance has its own unmissable charm.
Category:New York City Hot Spots

5 Stunning Locations for Corporate Retreats

A common perk of business life in better times, the corporate retreat faced near-extinction during the Great Recession as corporate budgets were slashed. Business balked not only at the cost of retreats, but at the perception of spending wastefully in hard times—especially after the backlash against AIG, when the big insurer spent over $400,000 on a retreat within a week of taking a taxpayer bailout
Category:Luxor At Work

MTA Announces Fare Hikes

Riding the subway just got more expensive. The MTA yesterday raised the base fare for one subway ride to $2.75, up from $2.50, while raising the cash bonus to 11% for every $5.50 spent—currently, riders get a 5% bonus for every $5 spent. The cost of weekly MetroCards will rise to $31 (from $30), and monthly MetroCards will now cost $116.50 (up from $112).
Category:NYC Limo

How To Avoid Information Overload at Work

We continue to use the word ‘multitasking’ to describe how we work, and increasingly how we relax. But the evidence is clear: there is no such thing as multitasking, and what passes for multitasking is not good for you.
Category:Luxor At Work, Luxor for Business

NYC Islands that Aren't Called Manhattan, Long, or Staten

It’s easy to forget when you’re surrounded by traffic, but New York is a city of islands. Some of those are among the most recognizable islands in the world, so it’s unsurprising that New York’s smaller gems can get overshadowed. But if you feel jaded by the city, here are five New York City islands that are worth your attention, and maybe a little of your time.
Category:NYC Fun Facts

10 Best Websites for Business Travelers

The adage that time is money is especially true for business travelers. Being in transit interrupts day-to-day tasks, disrupts rhythms, and is expensive—and still demands the business traveler be at peak performance to negotiate a deal or make a sale. Planning is key to effective business travel, and planning is helped by having resources and useful information close at hand. These ten websites can help business travel run more smoothly.
Category:Luxor for Business

Manhattan's "Secret" Speakeasies

With the temperature in New York falling into the teens, it’s tempting to retreat to a bar and settle in. And when your regular haunts start to feel a bit stale, it might be time to consider a place with a little more glamour.
Category:New York City Hot Spots