Does anybody know how to get to Newark Airport? On second thought, there are probably faster ways to get to New Jersey Hey everyone, when coming from Manhattan My go-to airport in the Tri-State area is Newark Airport. And today I get to show you why. Let’s check it out. Most people don’t know this but when coming from the West Side of Manhattan, it’s actually quicker to get to Newark Airport than any other airport in the NYC area. Newark is a city rich with history. It’s undergone a pretty intense renaissance recently. If you head downtown, you’ll find a bustling art scene, boutique shopping and incredible cafes, bars and restaurants. So we’ve been in the car for about thirty minutes and we’re already pulling up to Terminal C. The great thing is, even if there was traffic There are other quick ways to get to Newark Airport. Like, New Jersey Transit or the New York Airport Bus. We’re actually going to be talking more about this when we meet Sarah Kaufman. I like to call her a traffic wizard. She goes by Research Scientist at NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation. I wonder if she knows how long it would take to kayak here? Well hi Sarah! Hi Phil! Very nice to meet you! Nice to meet you too! So United asked you to conduct a study to show how easy it is to get to Newark Airport versus JFK Airport or Laguardia Airport. Let’s take a look! I picked ten locations and found that in many cases its faster and easier to get to Newark Airport from New York City than it is to get to LaGuardia or JFK. It takes less time to get to Newark than JFK from The Whitney Museum, Times Square, The Intrepid and Wall Street. Saving you an average of sixteen minutes by taxi or car service. From Staten Island you can get to Newark in half the amount of time it would take you to get to JFK or in two thirds the amount of time it would take to get to LaGuardia. What about a kayak? I don’t know if they have kayak parking here. Getting here is simple, but if you’re not sold on flying out of Newark yet you will be. We’re about to explore the 120-million-dollar renovation of United’s Terminal C and show you why The New York Times is calling this place a culinary oasis. I’m here with Carolyn Harris, Corporate Real Estate Senior Manager for United. Which basically means you helped fill this terminal with some pretty amazing restaurants. Yeah, so I manage the concessions program for United and Terminal C. So I bring the restaurants and the retail to the airport. The design here is incredible. You really don’t feel like you’re in an airport. We were inspired by places like Madison Square Park and European Town Squares. People can come here early and relax, shop a little, get a bite to eat, and even listen to live music at CBGB on Thursdays. There’s world class technology here in Terminal C. We have an iPad at every seat where you can use your United MileagePlus miles to pay for purchases. How fresh is the food here? All of our food here is farm to terminal. We’re brought in five star chefs like Mario Carbone and Amanda Cohen to help enhance the culinary experience. You should really stop at Saison or Kaedama right below for fresh ramen. We have tacos and the largest tequila bar in the state. Make sure you go to Melange before your flight. I’m here with world class chocolate guru, Chef Jacques Torres. Yes Phil, Bonjour. Bonjour. I understand, you have a bit of a nickname? Yes. Mr. Chocolate. Mr. Chocolate, that’s a good one. What is special about this place? What is special is that everything is done here, by outstanding- -Here? professionals at the airport. Nothing is frozen here. Everything is fresh, made everyday. I want to do things for people who love, you know, Macaroons, but also for people who love the croissant, the muffin, the danish, you know for people from all over the world. What about the people that love all of it? Yes. That’s even better. I’m on my way to this amazing burger bar called Wanderlust to talk to a few United employees about the new terminal. Nobody knows this place better than they do. This is Catalina. Customer Service Representative. And this is Joseph a lead ramp agent. How long have you worked here? Nineteen and a half years. Nineteen and a half years! And you are actually from Newark, the city? Yes. What changes have you seen there? The new stadium, all the new sky scrapers and it’s gotten a lot friendlier. And Catalina, what is your favorite thing about all of the changes at Terminal C? The new windows that we have from C1 to C3. You are able to see families gather there and with the New York skyline, it’s beautiful to see the sunset and the sunrise. No one really notices how close we are to New York City. That sounds amazing! So to recap, Newark is incredibly easy and quick to get to from New York City. The food here is incredible; they have five star chefs, the design, the technology. And let me tell you guys, this burger. You gotta check out the burger bar. ♫ So you are Jacques Torres, Yes. I am Phil Torres. Yes. Does that mean that maybe we are distantly related and I have some hidden chef talent inside of me? We might be cousins, somewhere? You know, I don’t know? I mean there’s a lot of Torres’s around.