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Manhattan Helicopters Honored w/ Best of Groupon 2016 Designation

New York, New York – Today Groupon honored Manhattan Helicopters as part of its annual Best of Groupon collection, which recognizes local businesses for the popularity of their Groupon campaigns and high levels of customer service. Only a handful of merchants received the Best of Groupon distinction and are identifiable to consumers on the Best of Groupon page on Groupon.com via unique badging on their Groupon deal pages and through special email sends. Best of Groupon merchants span a wide range of geographies and industries, including health and beauty, food and drink and activities-based businesses. “We’re proud to feature so many great locally-owned businesses in our marketplace, and it’s exciting to have the chance to showcase those top merchants who have delivered unbeatable service to their customers,” said Jay Klauminzer, Vice President of Local Deals, Groupon. “We are honored to…

Manhattan Helicopters Flies America’s Got Talent Singer Alondra Santos

NEW YORK, NY – Manhattan Helicopters flew America’s Got Talent (AGT) semifinalist Alondra Santos on a helicopter tour around the city Saturday morning. The show’s producers and crew filmed the experience, which aired Tuesday night during the AGT semifinals. The one-minute segment featured Alondra and her father seeing all the famous sights of New York from the backseat of a company Bell 407. On liftoff from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Alondra expressed that “she felt like Superman”. Alondra, a 13-year old Mariachi singer from El Monte, California was an early favorite in the show performing her own Mariachi twist on famous Latin songs like Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom”. Santos had never been to New York City before appearing at Radio City Music Hall, so AGT producers wanted to showcase her first helicopter tour of Manhattan. Tuesday night, the helicopter…

Finding the Best Views in NYC

In order to get the best views of the Manhattan’s magnificent skyline, you need to rise above the island or leave it entirely! You either need to climb up the sky-high perches within the city or go to another borough. Here is an ultimate list of where to go to be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of New York City. The Empire State Building may not be the tallest skyscraper of the Big Apple anymore, but it is still the most iconic and emblematic building in the city. It is the number one tourist destination as you can get panoramic vistas of New York City – and beyond – from its 86th- and 102nd-floor observatories. You’ll be able to see every landmark New York has to offer from above. If you’d like to see the city under varying shades of…

Things to Do in NYC – Fleet Week May 20-26

Looking for things to do with your kids in New York City this month? Well you’re in luck because May is full of fun events revolving around Memorial Day weekend in NYC. Fleet Week is the time-honored tradition of parades, concerts, air shows and more performed in tribute to our United States Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. From May 20 to May 26 enjoy family-friendly events around Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, New Jersey, and Connecticut. On Wednesday May 20 the Parade of Ships will begin as the Naval and Coast Guard Fleets enter NYC waterways and begin to port. Ships visiting this year include the USS Oak Hill, USS Cole, USS McFaul, USCGC Campbell, USCGC Katherine Walker, among others from around the world. The general public can visit these ships from Thursday May 21 to Monday May 25….

Unique Gift Ideas in New York City

Looking for that perfect, creative, and fun gift idea to impress that special someone, friend, or family member? We searched far and wide for the top five (in our opinion) coolest, most unique, creative, and fun gift options in and around New York City, New York. Paint and Sip- Drinkable Arts in Long Island will teach you how to paint on wine glasses while letting you sip your beverage and socialize! Simply sign up on their website for as little as $20 per person. Customers can even book home parties to entertain guests for an evening in! Learn how to make Soap, Pottery, or Cakes – Brooklyn Creative Studio in Williamsburg will spend two hours teaching you how to make custom soaps with all materials included and multiple weekly session options for as little as $68 per person. La Mano…

Thanksgiving in New York City – Things to Do

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Balloons, Floats, Balloon Vehicles, Dancers, Marching Bands, Clowns, Novelty Balloons, and Performance Groups close 6th Avenue to celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City. Parade begins on 77th St and Central Park West at 9am then ends in Macy’s Herald Square on 6th Ave and 34th St. Thanksgiving Day Helicopter Tour – Manhattan Helicopter Tours is offering aerial views of NYC’s favorite sites plus stellar views of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from your very own luxury helicopter seat. Tours start at $145 per person, but see Manhattan Helicopter’s Facebook page for discount offers. Climb aboard and see Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Central Park, and much more from the air! To book, contact Manhattan Helicopters at www.manhattanhelicopters.com or call toll-free at (888) 690-8513 to make your…

Manhattan Helicopters Launches New E-Commerce Platform ECWID

Manhattan Helicopters, the leading helicopter tour company in New York City, has partnered with ECWID (pronounced Eck-WID) to offer helicopter passengers a more user-friendly online reservation booking process. The ECWID e-commerce system allows passengers to “drag and drop” products or services into their Shopping Bag from any page, eliminating the need to search on multiple web pages. Manhattan Helicopters flies over 200 passengers a day from all countries and states. “It is imperative that our online reservation process be smooth, easy, and convenient for travelers booking online,” said CEO and Chief Pilot Itai Shoshani. “With more passengers booking digitally on mobile phones and tablets, we wanted to switch to a responsive website with a user-friendly online reservation system.” Manhattan Helicopters offers three Tour routes, with the options to book a public or private tour for each. Public tours sell seats,…

Helicopter Tours Around the World

New York – See the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, One World Trade Center, Central Park, USS Intrepid, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Yankee Stadium, and many more sights with Manhattan Helicopters. www.manhattanhelicopters.com +1(888) 690-8513 Paris – Fly by the famous Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Parc de Princes Stadium, Seine River, Longchamp Racecourse, Sacre Coeur, Versailles Palace, La Defense, Trocadero, Montparnasse Tower, and much more with Heli Oxygene. www.vitrine.helioxygene.com 01.39.42.05.68 Barcelona – See the World Trade Center, Commercial Harbour, Barceloneta, beaches, Olympic Port, Olympic Village, Forum Area, Agbar Tower, Sagrada Familia Church, Eixample Quarter, Diagonal Avenue, Camp Nou, Montjuic Olympic Ring, Europa Square, and much more with Cathelicopters Barcelona. www.cathelicopters.com +34.93.224.07.10 Rome – Fly over St. Peter’s Vasilica, Monte Mario, Nero’s Tomb, Olympic Stadium, Foro Italico, Corso Francia, Ponte Milvio, Auditorium, Monte Sacro, Villa Ada,…

5 Reasons it’s Good to be a New York Yankee Fan

Still in Contention – The Yankees went into the All-Star break at 3 rd place in the AL East with 47 wins and 47 losses, only five games behind the division leader and still in contention for a wildcard spot. Let’s get real- it’s only July. With two months of the season left, the Yankees are in great position to move up in standings. Defense from the veteran infield and outfield will be key as the pitching lineup changes. Derek Jeter’s Final Season – Derek Jeter has spent 20 years playing for the same team, and the Yankees jersey is the only one he’s ever worn professionally. He was drafted in 1995 out of high school and started at shortstop in 1996. That first season fans knew he was special as he was voted Rookie of the Year and helped…

Manhattan Helicopters Introduces Quiet Cruise Technology to New York

New York, NY – Manhattan Helicopters announces the purchase of a new advanced, state-of-the-art turbine helicopter to their fleet, the Bell Helicopter 407GX. Itai Shoshani, the owner and Chief Pilot of Manhattan Helicopters and Zip Aviation, opted for the 407GX and its Quiet Cruise technology to fly neighborly in the New York City area. As part of the Fly Neighborly program, Manhattan Helicopters has aimed to keep New York residents happy since 2004. By staying proactive, Manhattan Helicopters and Zip Aviation have received the fewest noise complaints from Manhattan residents. The 407GX Quiet Cruise Kit significantly decreases the external noise signature of the aircraft resulting in reduction of decibels reaching the human ear. Manhattan Helicopters and Zip Aviation are the first helicopter companies in New York to operate a 407GX for tours, charters, and other services. Passengers can also enjoy…

Vacation Destinations Near to New York City

For the busy New Yorker, there is not much time to vacation outside of the city. Below are five vacation destinations near the city that can be reached within an hour by helicopter. Hamptons, New York – A longtime fabled playground for New Yorkers, the Hamptons offers luxury, relaxation, beaches, fine dining, sport, and pampering. With four airports serving the Hamptons, tourists can visit the hottest spots over the weekend and be back to work on time Monday. Top reviewed Hamptons attractions are Longhouse Reserve (East Hampton), Cooper’s Beach (Southampton), Montauk Point Lighthouse (Montauk), Mashomack Preserve (Shelter Island), and Main Beach (East Hampton). Greenwich, Connecticut – Greenwich is a gorgeous luxurious community located just East of White Plains on the Long Island Sound. Top attractions include Capitol Theatre (Port Chester), Bruce Museum, Greenwich Avenue, Diane’s Books, and the Bush-Holly House…

New York City Helicopter Pilot on the Job, A Career to Love

NEW YORK, NY – Captain Andrew Woods at Manhattan Helicopters is one of the most highly reviewed and requested tour pilots in New York City. Check any tourism review site, Trip Advisor, Viator, or the like, and you are bound to see his name next to multiple stars. Mashable producer Evan Engel recently interviewed Woods at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport to find out why. With a cheery attitude and an Irish accent, Captain Woods spoke of and demonstrated a day in the life of a New York City helicopter tour pilot. He took Engel up with a front-seat HD camera view, to take in all Manhattan’s skyline has to offer. “Are you ready for the best view of your life? There are two Americas. There’s the rest of the United States, and there’s New York City,” he explained. “Everything can…

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