Non-stop flights link Edmonton to New York City starting Thursday

EDMONTON – Starting Thursday morning, it’s a lot easier for Edmonton and area travellers to take a bite out of the Big Apple.

United has launched its inaugural year-round, non-stop service between Edmonton International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, just 30 km from Manhattan and a quick train, bus or cab ride away from New York City.

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Some People Will Do Crazy Things for a Rent-Controlled Apartment in NYC

Late last month the New York Post reported that a woman named Brenda Williams pretended her dead aunt was still alive to keep a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn. For four years. Williams kept up the ruse by telling people that her aunt couldn’t see them because she was sick or asleep. Until the ploy was discovered, Williams paid only $287 a month for a 550-square-foot apartment that rents for roughly $2,200 on the open market.

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