NYC Now Has The Largest Green Limo Fleet

by NYJ Team

In launching Hybrid Limo Express, CTG has given NYC the largest Hybrid fleet of limousines anywhere in the world.

Press Release – When Corporate Transportation Group (CTG) decided to launch its new green limousine service, it didn’t put a toe in the water; it jumped in head-first.  The result is a division called Hybrid Limo Express and the largest fleet of hybrid limousines anywhere in the world. These include black Lexus’, black Camry’s, and black Toyota Highlanders – giving Manhattan’s A-List a green tint.

As Eduard Slinin, President and CEO of CTG, says, “When I was looking to add a green edge to my business, I had to do it in style. People love going green today, but they’re not going to do it if they can’t look good.” Today, Hybrid Limo Express boasts a fleet of 200 luxury hybrid vehicles. It has grown rapidly, with revenues exceeding $12 million in just its first year.

The idea began in 2007, when Mr. Slinin began building his hybrid fleet in preparation for upcoming NYC fuel-efficiency standards. Approved in early 2008 by NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), Hybrid Limo Express has since expanded its fleet of hybrid vehicles to become the fastest growing provider of green vehicles in the New York Tri-State area.

“We see this as a revolutionary shift in the car service industry. A cleaner, brighter, smarter way to travel in and around the city while reducing our carbon footprint,” says Mr. Slinin.

Now in full swing, CTG’s Hybrid Limo Express promises an estimated 45% improved fuel economy and a cleaner, quieter service for its clients and for New York. As the first green limousine service in New York, Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd. is ahead of the curve in its industry.

Some current rates are (note rates are subject to change):

  • Anywhere in Manhattan to LaGuardia (and vice versa) – $48
  • Anywhere in Manhattan to JFK (and vice versa) – $63
  • Times Square to trendy Meatpacking District – $26
  • Union Square to Times Square – $23

Click to visit the Hybrid Limo Express website.

New York City Marathon | November 2nd, 2008

by NYJ Team

It’s nearly upon us once again. The New York City Marathon is one of the country’s – if the not the world’s – greatest sporting events. The marathon traditionally draws over 100,000 applicants from almost every country in the world, and is watched by an impressive two million people who line the streets of New York to witness this event. Around 40,000 eventually manage to cross the finish line. In addition, another 315 million viewers from around the globe watch the televised version. While the first New York Marathon was held in 1970 with only 127 participants, this event has grown to significant proportions and it is safe to say that most marathons organized today are based on the New York Marathon model. The New York City Marathon also provides a solution to disabled athletes through its official wheelchair division. Every year, more than 200 of the world’s top wheelchair-bound competitors vie for the honor of being declared the winner of this division and the event has become one of the most important in handicapped sports.   

This year’s marathon, due to take place on November 2nd, promises to be bigger and better than ever before. As the traditional sponsor, ING has worked hard to create a sporting event that celebrates the uniqueness of the city and its facilities. The marathon covers the areas of New York’s five boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island) and unites neighborhoods that are traditionally divided whether by ethnicity, color or religions. The route of the New York marathon runs through the streets of these neighborhoods and incorporates five spectacular New York bridges in its pathway. Runners finally land up at the famous Tavern on the Green in the ever-popular Central Park. It is not difficult to see why the New York City Marathon is considered the largest and most impressive marathons of all times.

Headquarter hotels include the Hilton New York and the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers.

Click for the official site of the NYC Marathon.

Central Park in the Fall

by NYJ Team

New York is well-known for its wonderful fall foliage in the many parks and wooded areas in and around the city. Central Park especially is the perfect place to enjoy the changing seasons and to enjoy the wonderful spectacles of nature. The park was conceived in 1850. The city, which had quadrupled in size over the previous 30 years, was losing its green spaces. The call for a public park was led by “Evening Post” editor and orator William Cullen Bryant, and the 843 acres of swampland and immigrant housing was purchased by the city.

Today, Central Park is Manhattan’s back yard. In a city of highrises and with a dense population, this 843-acre oasis is a place to take a walk, read a book, attend a concert, and much, much more. Over 25 million people visit the park each year, making it the most visited of any park in the United States.

The crisp weather makes it the perfect time to take in some of those interesting walking tours that New York City is so famous for.