In New York, a building’s forgotten weather beacon


As covered here in the past, New York’s infrastructure isĀ full of history, and the area around my company’s current office also holds a lot of surprises, such as the tallest hotel in North America. But the history of another building within view of our office, seen here when I stayed overnight at that tallest hotel during a winter storm, has a history of its own. Continue reading

Marriott Rewards: The holy grail?

I’ve been writing about loyalty programs pretty much as long as I’ve been blogging: MyPoints, Plink, and even credit card rewards. (An upcoming post will talk about whether all this stuff is worth it, but for now…) My latest foray began only a year ago, when after years of my father’s insisting, I joined Marriott Rewards. Continue reading