Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at 50: Before 1964, Staten Island was rural oasis, a world away from 'The City'

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It was a haven for roaming farm animals ... My family was working in the city and I had a tree house and a fort in the woods.'' The only trouble, many recall, was the toil of a car trip to Manhattan, Brooklyn or points further ...

Bling-tastic bags, luxurious lip balms and sumptuous slippers: Inside the First Class vanity bags that reveal how the other half fly

For passengers lucky enough to be flying First or Business Class with Emirates, Qatar or Etihad, lavish gifts are in store. The airline's vanity bags have been voted the best in the world. However, those travelling with Air Canada, Condor and Iberia are ...