JFK airport getting first-ever speakeasy-style bar inside American Express lounge

Well at least when you’re ready to fly, you’ll be well taken care of.

John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City is adding a speakeasy-style bar to its Terminal 4.


The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.

The 1850 bar will feature a menu by mixologist Jim Meehan.
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The bar, 1850, is set to open in American Express’ new Centurion Lounge at JFK. The bar, which references the year American Express was founded, according to a press release, is the first speakeasy-style establishment opened by the company.


It will serve a menu of rotating cocktails developed by renowned mixologist Jim Meehan.

“With New York classics meets travel as the main theme, I’ve come up with a rotating cocktail menu that is experiential in nature and gives a nod to some

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Exchange Whiskey Bar opens on Mass Ave.


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Mass Ave. has a new drinking spot, with an old vibe.

The Exchange Whiskey Bar opens Wednesday at the Hammond Block building at 301 Massachusetts Ave. with more than 180 whiskeys and craft cocktails and a Prohibition-era theme.

The speakeasy-style bar is from Prime Hospitality Group, owners of seven Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses, including two in Indianapolis, and the 7-year-old Exchange Whiskey Bar in South Bend.

Developed with a feel that’s warm and cozy, with overstuffed furniture and dark colors, the bar aims to attract all comers — couples on dates, girls out on the town, business travelers and folks looking for an after-work drink.

Exchange Whiskey Bar opens at the Hammond Block Building on Mass. Ave. (Photo: Prime Hospitality Group)

“Hopefully, we’ll fit the bill with any type of beverages someone would want,”

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Suggestive Name Of New Hoboken Beauty Bar Causes A Stir

HOBOKEN, NJ — With some area businesses closing amid the coronavirus crisis, it’s always nice to see a new store or service open. But not everyone’s thrilled with the suggestive name of a new beauty bar opening in the southwestern corner of Hoboken, a few blocks from the city’s southern border.

It’s called “The Blow Job,” and it’s set to open Thursday.

The salon offers blowouts, hairstyling, hair extensions, and eyelash extensions, said owner and hairstylist Giovanna Serrano, who was in her corner shop preparing on Monday. Other services include a kids’ wash-and-go for those 13 and under.

Serrano said she hadn’t yet heard blowback on the salon’s saucy name.

“Everybody loves the name so far,” she said. “Everybody loves the concept.”

Serrano has worked as a stylist in New York. She decided to open the business in Hoboken because she’s friendly with the owner of Gotham Nails in the

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Like US Supreme Court, few women in India’s courts, bar council

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It is 2020, and India has never seen a woman become chief justice.

This fact is only more poignant in the light of US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18. As the second female justice in the highest US court, her life and work have been inspirational to countless women in the country and elsewhere. In India, though, the idea of a gender-balanced judiciary is far from becoming reality.

Not only has no woman ever been chief justice of the Indian supreme court, the representation of women across different courts and judicial bodies is also abysmally low, according to data collected by Smashboard, a New Delhi- and Paris-based non-profit that focuses on fighting sexism.

These are by no means the first voices to be raised against rampant sexism in Indian courts.

Sexism through the ranks

In March 2019, attorney general

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