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Radio Guest List–The Pierre, New York–January 12, 2012

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A few years ago, it seemed impossible that passengers would pay for airplane food. Then it became a necessity. Now it’s being positioned as an amenity.  This week, Peter sits down with founder George Hobica, whose latest poll shows that some people will pay up to $20 for a hot meal on board.

Tune into Peter Greenberge Worldwide broadcasting from The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel. Peter is joined by a mixologist, restaurateur, historian and other local New Yorkers to share their favorite finds in Manhattan and new ways to experience the city by bike and on the water.

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George Hobica, founder of AirfareWatchdog, looks at his latest poll that shows that most travelers would actually pay for hot airplane food….some would spend as much as $20.

Mauro Maccioni, family owner of Sirio, describes his childhood growing up at the New York institution Le Cirque and his new venture, Sirio Ristorante at The Pierre

Chris Wogas, president of Bike and Roll NYC, offers a two-wheeled perspective on the city and share the most popular bike tours in New York and in cities nationwide.

Matt Gross, author of The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World and editor at and founder of parenting blog, breaks down some of New York’s sandwiches with revamped takes on Cheese Wiz, Flutternutter and more.

Mike Burke, chief operations officer at Statue Cruises, talks about the harbor cruise business in New York and describes a typical route and all the attractions along the water.

Sachin Hasan, assistant manager and mixologist for Two e Bar/Lounge at The Pierre Hotel, shares his signature drink for the season and the hotel’s season of change mixology class.

Sarah Cedar Miller, historian and photographer for the Central Park Conservancy, goes back in time to look at the history of the park and its most prominent moments in U.S history.

Jane Pirone, founder of the Not for Tourists guide series, offers a few New York secrets from her successful guidebook series.

Maurice Dancer, chef concierge at The Pierre, dishes on some of the strangest requests he’s gotten over the years and his journey from overnight bellman to Chef concierge.

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