Hello New Yorkers, scared for your Pope commute into the city tomorrow? We have a solution courtesy of — Jews.
For the low, low price of $95, , the Uber of the skies, will have you flying in a helicopter above the Papal traffic and feeling like Richie Rich above the sweaty peasants waiting for a crosstown bus that will never come.
In about 5 minutes, Blade will take customers from West 30th Street to the East 34th Street heliport, covering the three miles of street closures that will surely wreak havoc on Manhattan.
Co-founded by the now former CEO of Warner Music, Rob Wiesenthal and GroupMe’s Steve Martocci, the company offers flights to all New York City airports, the Hamptons and as far away as Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod.
A monthly pass will run you $17,250. A single-ride MetroCard will run you $2.75. Working from home is priceless.
Maia Efrem is the former research editor and assistant to the editor and was also responsible for the Forward’s annual Salary Survey. Previously she served as the editor of Blognik Beat, a blog written by students who emigrated from or have ties to the Former Soviet Union. Maia is a graduate of Hunter College and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.