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Three Men Arrested At JFK For Having Expandable Batons In Luggage

Three Men Arrested At JFK For Having Expandable Batons In Luggage

TSA officers detected this expandable baton among a Jamaica, New York resident’s belongings as it passed through the X-ray machine at a JFK Airport checkpoint on Monday, June 30th. (Photo courtesy of TSA) Three men were...

Free WiFi Coming To NYC-Area Airports (For First 30 Minutes)

Free WiFi Coming To NYC-Area Airports (For First 30 Minutes)

Newark Airport (istockphoto © tupungato) Finally, JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports will be offering free wireless Internet… for about as long as you can stream an episode of Arrested Development. The Record reports, "The Port Authority...

Elderly Tourist Assaulted By Unlicensed Cabbie After Refusing To Pay $149 Fare For Minutes-Long Ride

Elderly Tourist Assaulted By Unlicensed Cabbie After Refusing To Pay $149 Fare For Minutes-Long Ride

Shutterstock/blurAZ A 75-year-old Russian tourist was assaulted by an unlicensed taxi driver after he refused to pay a $149 cab fare on a ride that barely lasted a few minutes. According to the police, 41-year-old cabbie...

Drool Over These NYC Airport Lounges

Drool Over These NYC Airport Lounges

It's our second edition of Gothamist's travel content, Gothamist Getaways. Four times a year, we'll have a week of posts featuring looks at travel, food, products and tips—near and far—for making your trips more enjoyable. So...

Airport Tip: There's A Breakfast Sandwich At JFK's Shake Shack

Airport Tip: There's A Breakfast Sandwich At JFK's Shake Shack

Courtesy of Shake Shack There's only one Shake Shack on Earth that will serve you a breakfast sandwich, and it's at JFK Airport's Terminal 4 (though legend has it the Madison Square Park one used to...

JFK-To-DC Flight Grounded Because Of Twitter Bomb Threat

JFK-To-DC Flight Grounded Because Of Twitter Bomb Threat

Thanks a lot, Twitter Nation. Last night, travelers on a United Airlines flight from New York to D.C. were removed from their plane because of a bomb threat on Twitter. According to the Daily News, "United...

Photo: $70,000 In Heroin Found In Traveler's Groin Area

Photo: $70,000 In Heroin Found In Traveler's Groin Area

Via U.S. Customs and Border Protection While it's no cocaine stuffed into frozen goat meat, U. S. Customs and Border Protection announced it arrested a man who was caught smuggling heroin into the country through JFK...

Photos: Coked-Up Goat Meat Found In Luggage At JFKgallery

Photos: Coked-Up Goat Meat Found In Luggage At JFK

In what is sure to be a strong contender for Best Rib-Tickler In A Law Enforcement Press Release at this year's Flackys (reservations held at the Ft. Myers Ramada for a limited time only), U.S. Customs announced...

Bird Strike Forces Florida-bound Plane To Land At JFK

Bird Strike Forces Florida-bound Plane To Land At JFK

A JetBlue plane bound for Florida was forced to land at JFK this morning after striking a bird. According to the FAA, JetBlue Airways Flight 671 was en route to West Palm Beach from Westchester County Airport...

Breaking Down The Best Ways To Get To NYC's Airports

Breaking Down The Best Ways To Get To NYC's Airports

Courtesy androosh's flickr This week, we're launching Gothamist's travel content, Gothamist Getaways. Four times a year, we'll have a week of posts featuring looks at travel, food, products and tips, near and far, for making your...

JFK Baggage Handlers Arrested For Stealing Credit Cards, Money Orders, Checks From U.S. Mail

JFK Baggage Handlers Arrested For Stealing Credit Cards, Money Orders, Checks From U.S. Mail

Photograph by Grant Blakeman/Shutterstock Five men working as baggage handlers at JFK Airport have been busted for stealing money orders, checks and credit cards from people's mail and lining their own pockets to the tune of...

Fish Vendor Pleads Guilty To Importing 40,000 Piranha

Fish Vendor Pleads Guilty To Importing 40,000 Piranha

(Getty Images) A tropical fish importer based out of JFK airport pled guilty today to illegally shipping in nearly 40,000 piranhas. Piranhas have been illegal to possess in New York since March of 2011, which is...

Photo: Rex Ryan Stranded At JFK Airport In Blinding Orange Sweatsuit

Photo: Rex Ryan Stranded At JFK Airport In Blinding Orange Sweatsuit

via ajneed He might not be coaching any games this weekend, but Jets coach Rex Ryan sure knows how to enjoy himself in his off-hours, whether he's running with bulls, getting a sexy tattoo, or just...

Virtuoso's Flutes Allegedly Destroyed By JFK Airport Customs Officials

Virtuoso's Flutes Allegedly Destroyed By JFK Airport Customs Officials

Boujemaa Razgui A New York-based musician was recently horrified to discover that many his handmade flutes were destroyed by U.S. Customs officials at JFK Airport late last month. However, Customs claims they didn't destroy any instrument,...

Laguardia Flights Delayed 5 Hours, Thanks To THE FOG

Laguardia Flights Delayed 5 Hours, Thanks To THE FOG

Fog in New York Harbor (Getty Images) Today's pea soup conditions have caused problems for air travelers at area airports. Or, as CBS 2 news anchor Chris Wragge put it on Twitter, "Holy FOG Batman! Local...

Pilot Reports Bird Strike While Landing At JFK Last Night

Pilot Reports Bird Strike While Landing At JFK Last Night

Via WABC 7 Last night, a Virgin America flight arriving from San Francisco apparently had some trouble as it was landing at JFK Airport: Its pilot reported that birds hit the plane. WABC 7 got photos...

Man Arrested For Stabbing Victim In Face At JFK Airport

Man Arrested For Stabbing Victim In Face At JFK Airport

Guang Zheng. A man was stabbed in the face outside John F. Kennedy airport yesterday afternoon allegedly during an argument with a fellow livery cab driver. His alleged assailant has since been arrested. Authorities say the...

Man Arrested At JFK With 5 Guns, One Of Them Loaded

Man Arrested At JFK With 5 Guns, One Of Them Loaded

A photo from the largest single gun seizure in NYC history earlier this year (Getty Images) A Tennessee man was arrested at JFK yesterday after trying to check in to his flight with two rifles, two...

Man Arrested At JFK For Trying To Bring Bag Of Knives On Plane

Man Arrested At JFK For Trying To Bring Bag Of Knives On Plane

Yeah, you can't bring this stuff on a plane. A Long Island man allegedly tried to smuggle a number of knives onto a plane at John F. Kennedy Airport yesterday, including a trench knife and several...

Port Authority Cop Dragged By Livery Cab Driver Caught 'Hustling' Rides At JFK

Port Authority Cop Dragged By Livery Cab Driver Caught 'Hustling' Rides At JFK

(PAPD) A livery cab driver illegally seeking fares at JFK Airport was arrested after he struck a Port Authority police officer and dragged the cop. According to the Port Authority Police Department, Surjit Dhillon, 31, was...

Feds Alerted NYPD To Possible Terror Attack At JFK Airport

Feds Alerted NYPD To Possible Terror Attack At JFK Airport

Photograph by quiggyt4 on Flickr The federal authorities have been looking into a threat that mentioned attacks at Los Angeles' airport as well as NYC's JFK Airport. And naturally authorities are on high alert for possible...

Photos: A Look Back At JFK's Soon-To-Be Extinct Terminal 3gallery

Photos: A Look Back At JFK's Soon-To-Be Extinct Terminal 3

Pan Am's (and later Delta's) flying saucer building, aka Terminal 3 or the Worldport Terminal at JFK Airport, has long been on the chopping block, set to meet its end in 2015. But despite its almost certain...

Photos: Turtles Adorably Herded Away From JFK Runwaysgallery

Photos: Turtles Adorably Herded Away From JFK Runways

For years turtles have been slowly making their way across JFK Airport's runways, causing adorable delays... albeit, frustrating ones. The Diamondback Terrapin turtles have a nearby natural habitat, Jamaica Bay, and the runways have always been a...

TSA Agent Confuses Pepper Spray With Laser Pointer, With Comic Results

TSA Agent Confuses Pepper Spray With Laser Pointer, With Comic Results

Is this pepper spray or a laser pointer? Only one way to find out! (cristi180884 / Shutterstock) Our latest installment in the popular "TSA Follies" security theater series comes to us from JFK Airport, where a...

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Allowed To Bypass JFK Security Screening, Causing Kimyaos

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Allowed To Bypass JFK Security Screening, Causing Kimyaos

Top: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at LAX yesterday; below: the couple in Rio (Photos by Pacific Coast News) It goes without saying that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby will be the most important baby...

Update: Pregnant Woman Killed After Car Flips Over Into Marsh Near JFK Airport

Update: Pregnant Woman Killed After Car Flips Over Into Marsh Near JFK Airport

Via WCBS 2 A number of people were injured when a car they were traveling in apparently flipped over and plunged into a marsh in Queens, near JFK Airport. According to WCBS 2, "The car was...

Whew: Holiday Security Strike Averted At JFK Airport

Whew: Holiday Security Strike Averted At JFK Airport

JFK security guards demanding better training last month (@32BJ_SEIU). Christmas is saved! After previously voting to strike just in time for Christmas, private security workers at JFK Airport (which are not to be confused with TSA...

$8-An-Hour JFK Security Guards Threaten Holiday Strike

$8-An-Hour JFK Security Guards Threaten Holiday Strike

JFK security guards demanding better training last month (@32BJ_SEIU). Looking for significant improvements to their working conditions, better training and the right to unionize, security officers at JFK Airport are expected to vote on a potential...

Customs Finds Bolivian Marching Powder Inside Trinidadian Toblerones

Customs Finds Bolivian Marching Powder Inside Trinidadian Toblerones

You can put your coke in there? (Sheli Jensen/shutterstock). Bolivian Marching Powder, Colombian Bam Bam, Peruvian Lady—there are a lot of nationalized nicknames for cocaine, but there's always room for one more. It's time to make...

JFK Airport Worker Arrested For Stealing $1.9 Million Worth Of iPad Minis

JFK Airport Worker Arrested For Stealing $1.9 Million Worth Of iPad Minis

Last Monday, 3,600 of the shiny new Apple iPad minis—worth around $1.9 million—were stolen from JFK Airport in what police believed was an inside job. And their suspicions have proved to be true: cops have now...

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