Mike Tarascio's life changed forever in 1981 when a business partner offered him a ride to a conference in New Jersey—not in a town car or on a tandem bicycle, but in a small private airplane. The very next year, Mike bought an airplane of his own and founded the business that would eventually become Ventura Aviation. Today, he, his wife, and their sons operate their business out of Republic Airport, where they use their fleet of Learjets, Piper Warriors, and a helicopter to train a new generation of skyborne adventurers. Their goal is to introduce clients to the limitless lifestyle and freedom that comes with personal aviation, and inspire others to make the life-changing decision to learn to fly.
From individuals arriving at the airport to parties of 32 out of the town, S&G Limousine makes sure that the journey is just as exciting as the destination. Its fleet of Hummer limos, town cars, and SUVs transport passengers to a variety of destinations.
The uniformed, professional drivers from Designated Drivers Across America make getting home safe and easy after a night out on the town, a medical procedure, or a special event. To use the pickup service, customers drive their own cars to their destination. Then, the captains of safe travel arrive at the appointed time to safely ferry passengers home, eliminating any possibility of breaking the law and worries about retrieving the car from atop the news-station weather vane in the morning. Riders can also book their driver by the hour, simplifying transportation for bar crawls and drive-by compliments.
Clique Limousine?s team of courteous chauffeurs ferry passengers around Long Island and New York in their fleet of luxury vehicles, such as their eight-passenger custom stretch limousine. To curate their customer?s evenings they offer packages for weddings, nights on the town, wine-tasting tours, and other special events.
The Long Island Transit Bus Company delivers daily commuters to their Manhattan-based places of business without the exasperating stop-and-go of rush-hour driving or shoulder-to-shoulder stuffiness of subway cars. On weekdays, car-owning commuters can park their trusty vehicles at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Glen Cove or Christopher Morley Park in Roslyn, and the hoofbound can show up to either spot or the bus-stop-only Glen Cove Road location to board buses bound for Wall Street or Midtown at up to eight morning times. Safety-certified drivers possess the coveted HOV endorsement honor, allowing them to zip happily down carpool lanes past the traffic gridlocked on the expressway. Meanwhile, the onboard free WiFi lets in-transit professionals catch up on Oprah’s final season. Luxury buses boast reclining seats, overhead storage, restrooms, and complimentary views into other commuters' cars. At the end of the day, work-weary travelers climb aboard at their pickup point, fleeing the city as early as 4:45 p.m., or catch up on piles of paperwork and grab the last bus home from Wall Street at 6 p.m. or Midtown at 8 p.m.
Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.