• “Let’s go to the Movies” in New York – K & G Limousine

    “Let’s Go to The Movies”

    Do you remember that scene in Annie (The 1982 film version) and they go to the movies? Let’s not discuss the fact that they go to the Radio City Music Hall and Daddy Warbucks is one of the richest men during the Depression and is able to book the whole theatre for little Annie’s entertainment. Even though the price of going to the movies costs and arm and a leg. There is something about going to Majestic theatre and experience movie like it is supposed to.

    This list will list the best NYC Movie Theatres, (I know we wish but spoiler alert Radio City Music Hall is not in that list, although we wish that the Rockettes showed up to give us a pre-show before seeing a movie, they mainly do Rockettes/Concerts now.)

    1) AMC EMPIRE 25, New York

    Right in the middle of Times Square this giant multiplex-with 20 + screens and of course the nerver ending escalators makes watching a movie enjoyable and make you feel like you have an amazing experience. This giant theatre has stadium seating, plus frequent showings of almost every popular movie on the market—including screenings in Imax and 3D.

    2) Regal Cinemas E-Walk 13 & RPX

    Another movie theatre in the middle of Times Square, take a look on the reviews, it speaks for itself. This Majestic theatre provides a one of a kind experience for its 4DX motion picture technology. Although it is pricier, it makes the movie going experience far beyond one expects. The theatre is smaller than AMC, however, it does make two different options for movie going in New York City. Especially right in the middle of one of the major touristic areas of New York City.

    Regal Union Square Stadium 14 Movie Theatre

    What do you get by buying a ticket to the Union Square Regal Theatre? You are getting a ticket to a mini museum experience. Regal theatres are knowing for their vast amount of advertisements that are located around their theatres (this is the one you see in the movies about going to the movies), additionally they provide with various props to entertain their guests. For example once one of our clients went to see LaLaLand (talking about movies that loves movies), before entering into the theatre hall that was showing the movie, there was a display of the clothing the cast used in the movie. Was it authentic? We’re not sure. Would they claim? Maybe. However, things like this adds to a little more excitement about going to a movie. We understand that perhaps seeing mannequins with clothes may not be the WOW moment you want to see in NYC, however, these are little features that makes the movie going experience far more enjoyable. Now with the access of the internet, you need to add things that make this a far more unique experience. Particularly if you’re going to pay almost 15 dollars to sit in a room and watch a 1.5 to 2 hour flick.

    AMC Roosevelt Field and AMC Roosevelt Field Raceway

    Long Island, before you criticize why were are going all the way to Long Island and why are we just talking about AMC and Regal theatres. These are the theatres we have personally experienced. However, AMC Roosevelt Field Raceway, does not look as majestic as it did back then. Located in East Meadow, this theatre looks rather old, however, it has multiple theatres inside. There’s something homely about this theatre. Yes, AMC needs to upgrade the theatre, there is a charm to its rundown moment. This is the other theatre that also does the Oscar Viewing (This is the event AMC does to show all of the movies that are nominated to an Oscar.) The surrounding areas have plenty of restaurants and a wonderful Target you can stop by for a quick snack.

    AMC Roosevelt Field Mall is another movie theatre that was recently renovated, although it does not have many rooms as the Raceway, there is a great experience in which you can enjoy a great experience. Even though both of these theaters are in Long Island, we chose them because of their locality and their convenience.

    New York has many movie festivals that are in various theaters, there will be a list featuring that, however, this is just about movie going. Do you have a movie theatre to suggest? Let us know, we will update the list.

  • Wedding Venues in Long Island – Nassau County

    Destination weddings have always been popular, however, you have to get tickets to the airport, there could be delays (with the stormy style weather we get over the summer), and some relatives cannot travel. It is way more expensive than what most people expect. We have done some research to plan a great wedding. This post will concentrate in Nassau County in terms of venues. However, please note that there are various beautiful winery in Suffolk county. As a limousine company we have seen various

    The Best Venues in Nassau County:

    Coral House (Baldwin)

    Baldwin has a wonderful gem of venues, that place is the Coral House. This place provides with an affordable picture-perfect venue for your dream wedding. With wonderful reviews and state of the art structure, this place is where you want to be for your destination wedding. Located in Baldwin makes it close to anywhere in New York City. Additionally, they’re wedding experts, certified by WeddingWire, Long Island Bride & Groom, and The Knot. The venue is located at 70 Milburn Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510. The website to this wonderful Baldwin gem is linked in the title. You have to see it for yourself, as in person it is always better for your Long Island Wedding.

    The Carltun (East Meadow)

    Pause for a second, have you ever seen a scene of the famous show Downton Abbey, or the great dining hall in the Titanic (where the rich people ate). You want a classy venue, the Carltun is your place. Located close to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, this is the highest rating venue in WeddingWire. Making dreams come true for most of the Long Island Weddings. This East Meadow castle has 16 venues for all types of wonderful occasion. If you ever imagined yourself as a princess or prince coming down in your beautiful of Rolls Royce, and entering the Gran Ballroom, it will make your big day, better than any royal wedding.

    Long Island Marriott (East Meadow/Uniondale)

    18 event rooms, 1,200 capacity for the largest space, ranked second in the best venues for a Long Island wedding. Runner up doesn’t mean they are the worst. However, it is a well known venue, even for people visiting the area, the Marriott is the place to go. Let’s say you have guests coming from abroad or far away, it would be far convenient to host a wedding at the same place they’d be staying. It isn’t uncommon. It may save you the limousine ride, however, most brides do want the glamorous ride, particularly with a Rolls Royce. Regardless, their professional wedding planning staff and “perfect wedding” style venue, makes this a great selection for your Long Island wedding.

    Verdi’s of Westbury (East Meadow)

    East Meadow once again makes our list for another location. Verdi’s, we recently did a limousine service here for a graduation party for 6th graders. Our team was in awe. Right in the middle of Old Country Road, this beautiful space is set for any type of major event. Stop by and see for yourself.

    East Meadow is filled with wedding venues for your perfect Long Island Wedding.

    New Hyde Park Inn (New Hyde Park)

    The New Hyde Park Inn makes our list for its wonderful venue for a Spring and Summer Wedding, wonderful for photos. Let’s not forget that the best thing that New Hyde Park Inn has is their award winning cuisine. The Inn has almost 100 years in existence and it is a historical landmark that will enchant the wedding of your dreams. It gives the best accommodations for all the guests and ensure that everyone has a memorable and classy time.

    We have made this venue list for Long Island. Baldwin, New Hyde Park and East Meadow have wonderful choices. However, the list is very limited to let you know our recommendations for the best Long Island weddings.

     

     

  • Things to Check with a Limousine Company

    Wedding and Prom season is coming and most people need to check their limousine companies. A lot of things come into mind, such as budgeting and picking the right car, however, there are a couple of key things one needs to check before they book their cars. The major concern should be.

    Safety.

    The word may make you a little bit too paranoid, or a rather unpleasant thought. However, safety is a big deal for everyone.

    However, what do I mean when I say safety? We once saw a morbid Nationwide about death and how to protect your loved ones. Although Life Insurance is really important, there are other things you should check with your limousine company. You should know the questions to ask and understand that even though they may have some type of insurance. There are specifics they need.

    One of the greatest tips is check the background of the company! A lot of companies are of course going to tell you they are insured and sometimes many companies are not going to be willing to show you their certificates, because it private information. This private information can lead to stealing identities (companies identities can be stolen as well).

    So don’t burst out and expect a big answer from anyone and say yes but there are tips that you can check if a company is reliable and safe.

    1) National Organization and Local Organization

    Is your company a part of any part of a national organization?

    The National Limousine Association (NLA) is one of the largest and most prestigious limousine association in the country. If your company is a part, then they are definitely a good choice. It costs money to join and they have multiple resources that help them have the best insurance companies, the best network and simply the best.

    Now the best, may sound very cliche (we’re the best and you should buy us). However, being part of a national organization requires membership fees and not just any company can be a part of it. There are multiple local organizations that also help and provide various resources to the different companies. These associations work together to ensure the business grows and they are safe and of course quality. Associations and memberships provides the reputation of the other companies.

    2) Taxi and Limousine Commission

    The Taxi and Limousine Commission allows companies to work in the city or local area that they have. The commission is there to serve and help companies continue with compliance. This one is really not that much of a big deal (any company that wants to work in anywhere has to work with their local commission), if they’re not I would be concerned, mainly because they’re not properly working with the right permits. Also, if there are police roaming around where you are, they will take away the vehicle away. Not you, just the ride of your big day, making your big day be memorable in the wrong way!

    3) Department of Transportation

    This one is crucial! Why? Most limousine companies need to be certified by the Department of Transportation in the state and in the country. As surprising as it may be most limousine companies are considered a bus companies. Since they are considered as such, then they have to be compliant to the Department of Transportation, not only within their state but the country. The Department of Transportation is not going to certify just any company. They have to have worker’s comp (which is big sign of safety) and be routinely checked. Think of it as a restaurant. They always have to be up to code right? The only thing that restaurants HAVE to do this. Companies have the option to not do it, if caught they would get in a plethora of legal problems.

    4) Insurance

    This information definitely varies but there is a minimum mandated requirement most limousine companies need to do as a coverage. A great way of knowing who you are working with is if you request a direct Insurance Certificate from the insurance company. What we do at K and G Limousine, is we have our own insurance company mail in the insurance certification to our potential client? Why? Transparency and trust, any company can easily say, yeah we’re insured, and not completely be certified to even drive the vehicle. The certificate will give you proof that this company is compliant and they are responsible.

    Conclusion

    These are general questions you should ask. Although morbid they are to show the professionalism of the company you are working with. If a company has all of these no matter what type of service, you can count sure that they know what they’re doing and that you will not have to worry about your safety.

    Thank you

    K and G Limousine

  • Sweater Weather 2017

    Sweater Weather 2017

    Sweater Weather is upon New York and one of the greatest things that bring this weather is not only falling leaves, but the great and fun holidays: Halloween and Thanksgiving.

    Halloween:

    Although Halloween is celebrated in many countries, there is a completely different experience in New York. Our limousine company has seen many Halloweens come and go and the parade, the extravagant costumes and of course the infamous walk of shame. In terms of Long Island many people want to enjoy the big city celebration. Usually it is much cheaper to take the Long Island Railroad back, but at what cost, with sporadic and unreliable schedules at midnight, if people want to get back home on time, they would have to lose in all the fun. Sometimes if you have a limousine company with you, to keep your belongings, be comfortable and make sure that you don’t have to sit on the floor of a train station in order to wait to get home.

    New York City Marathon

    November 5, 2017 is the date for the famous and annual New York City Marathon. People from all over the world will be traveling to our great city to participate and root for their favorite runner in the New York City Marathon. Last year our company had the pleasure to accompany a family and root for their family member that ran the NYC Marathon. We had great time going through the Boroughs and making sure that we keep on rooting. It is a great event and great time to be in New York! Make sure you book your flights!

    Thanksgiving Day Parade

    One of the most exciting days in New York City is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. People arrive early to make sure that they are able to see their favorite artist or guest and balloons. Around this time the weather gets a little chilly but, still New York has the warmth of the holidays in the air. So it is a wonderful time to be in New York and it is a great kickstart to New York in the winter holidays.

  • Things to do IN NYC during the holidays

    K and G Limousine team loves the holidays – even though the weather gets chillier –there great events and holiday traditions that hold true for everyone. So hold to your shoe as we go through what great things you can do during this Holiday season.

    Thanksgiving – Yes! It is most Americans favorite holiday. Many Americans travel during this time of year whether to or from somewhere they do this to be with their families and/or loved ones, this is the busiest time for airlines and airports in the United States. Most of the airports in the New York area are packed not only from people across the globe but especially from people across the country.

    Thanksgiving Day Parade

    In New York you cannot miss the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade! It’s something you have to do if you ever visit New York, at least once, during this time. Celebrities and high profile stars are in the floats and you cannot forget the showcase they do at Herald Square. Most of New York is closed off during the morning but it’s a great spot to see your favorite celebrities if they’re invited. This year, it is the 90 th parade. Tony Bennet, Grace Vanderwaal, The Muppets and many others will be there. Don’t forget the floats and the wonderful balloons!

    Black Friday Shopping

    You can do this absolutely anywhere! However, NYC has great prices and of course great offers. I know most people enjoy this time to do their massive amounts of shopping. This is where K and G Limousine would like to step in and say, if you’re interested if car service and being driven around the favorites spots/outlets and have an hourly service, contact us. We will give you Black Friday Specials and ensure that your shopping travel service is great!

    2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    There is something many tourists and New Yorkers that enjoy is the beginning of the Holiday Season in NYC and one of the biggest traditions is the Tree Lighting. The 2016 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting. The Tree Lighting this year is on November 30, 2016. All the streets are closed especially for people to see this tradition still happen. The ceremony will begin at around 7pm and end at 9, with various performances. If you miss out on the lighting – the tree will be lit until January 7, 2017. So enjoy the beginning of the holiday season with a wonderful NY Tradition.

    Ice Skating

    There are three great places that you can Ice Skate in New York City.

    Bryant Park

    Wollman Rink at Central Park

    Rockefeller Center