5 Things You Should Know About Q&A Residential Hotel

5 Things You Should Know About Q&A Residential Hotel

Furnished Quarter’s newest concept – Q&A Residential Hotel – is an option for extended stays in downtown NYC. The residential hotel allows you to settle in and go about your business in the city–all while having the ease and room to spread out at home (with some really great perks, too). Curious to learn about the suites, know more about the area, or just hear what Q&A has to offer? For those who are asking questions, Q&A answers. Here are five things you should know about the Q&A Residential Hotel by Furnished Quarters: All About Location: Q&A is centrally located in Manhattan’s Financial District, featuring 132 suites that are housed within a sophisticated Art Deco skyscraper. Almost all subway lines meet here so it’s easy to get wherever you need to in New York City, and quickly! Home to many businesses, restaurants, shops and residents, the Financial District is a historic and exciting part of Manhattan to live in.   Kick Back, Relax: The suites at Q&A truly feel more like a home than a hotel. Ranging from 450 to 1,400 square feet and exquisitely designed, the suites average three times larger than a typical NYC hotel room. Each suite is a full-sized apartment and ranges from studio to one- and two-bedroom configurations, making it perfect for those with families or who simply desire the extra space.   Basics with a Bonus: Q&A goes above and beyond traditional hotel services, answering all of your questions. From free WiFi and complimentary breakfast, to smart TV’s for streaming, access to a luxury health and fitness center, and rooftop lounge and restaurant, the...
How to Amplify Your Exercise at LA PALESTRA

How to Amplify Your Exercise at LA PALESTRA

One of the (many) perks of staying at Q&A Residential Hotel is having access to LA PALESTRA, an on-site health and wellness facility at 70 Pine. It’s complimentary for all Q&A residents—perfect for maintaining your regimen during travel. The fitness center features a yoga and Pilates studio, strength and cardio equipment, daily classes, private massage and treatment rooms, and an endless amount of endorphins. Hectic schedules can make exercise a low priority for many, especially business travelers. We sat down with Pat Manocchia, the Founder & CEO of LA PALESTRA, to give us the scoop on the gym, staying active in NYC, and how Q&A residents can get the most out of their experience at LA PALESTRA. Tell us a little about LA PALESTRA. “After working with my own clients, I saw a need for both a place and a service platform that bridged a gap between medicine and fitness – a place that had education and community at its core where people could learn about the exercise they were doing and how to both take care of themselves and perform optimally. Ultimately, I wanted to make their life better.” So what makes LA PALESTRA different from any other gym guests can go to in the city? “Three things: One, a 360 degree health and fitness evaluation. Two, LA PALESTRA [only allows] a limited amount of members that provides both privacy and an un-crowded, user-friendly space. Lastly, programming expertise – we work with professional athletes, cancer patients, pregnant women and marathoners.” That’s amazing! If I’m crunched for time but I want to get a quick workout in, what do...
A Rookie’s Guide to Riding NYC’s Subways

A Rookie’s Guide to Riding NYC’s Subways

A Rookie’s Guide to Riding NYC’s Subways Welcome to NYC. You may have seen The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s etiquette campaign throughout the subway. It launched earlier this year with the aim of ending poor subway etiquette. From images illustrating “dudes manspreading” to individuals blocking the subway car door, MTA etiquette is definitely a hot topic for New York locals. For rookies who are new to the city, the MTA can definitely be intimidating. Not even in regards to knowing if the M train is running local next weekend, but in how to know if you’re blocking doors, “pole hogging,” or simply not up to par on MTA etiquette. If this is the case, we’re here to help. We broke down the mystery behind how to ride the MTA – so you can ride like a local and commute in confidence. Mapping is Key Make Google Maps your best friend. Simply put in your current location and desired destination and follow the directions. It’s as easy as that! And if you’re still unsure, asking people for directions is definitely not a crime. Don’t Eat Simply put – don’t eat. You’re already in a cramped space, and no one else on the subway wants to smell what you’re eating. Wait until you arrive home to bite into those leftovers or take-out. Seating Situations Although it should be common courtesy, if you see an elderly individual or a pregnant woman, offer your seat! And, getting up for parents with kids is also a kind gesture. Be Space Savvy Bottom line, when you’re on the subway, be mindful of the space you’re taking...
October Out & About

October Out & About

October Out & About Welcome to your monthly “Out & About.” Stemmed from Furnished Quarters’ Out & About e-franchise, the Q&A Out & About reports on local events and happenings in the New York City area on a monthly basis. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, get the scoop on what to do right here on the first Tuesday of each month. You’re in one of the greatest cities in the world – so here’s how to make the most out your stay at Q&A.  Greater New York Opening (Sunday, October 11 to March 7, 2016; MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Queens) Plug into New York City’s wealth of emerging talent at this MoMA PS1 exhibit. As the fourth iteration of this exhibition series, Greater New York showcases the work of emerging artists living and working in the New York area. Columbus Day Parade (Monday, October 12; Fifth Ave. from 47th to 72nd ) Are you one of the lucky ones that has Columbus Day off from work? If so, snag a spot at the Columbus Day Parade filled with floats, musical performances, and stage acts. Stacked: Sandwiches And Sides (Saturday, October 17; Hudson Hotel, 356 W. 58th between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) Spend your Saturday at this walk-around tasting hosted by actress, foodie, and lifestyle guru Tiffani Thiessen. Hosted at the Hudson Hotel, enjoy amazing architecture, cocktails, music, and food. What more do you need on a fall Saturday? Simon Hantai Blancs (Thursday, October 22 – December 5; Paul Kasmin Gallery) Known for his large, abstract canvasses of profound, saturated color, Simon Hantai’s exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery will definitely...
Furnished Quarters’ Q&A Residential Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

Furnished Quarters’ Q&A Residential Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

(New York, NY) September 16, 2015 – Furnished Quarters, the largest provider of temporary furnished apartments in New York City and Boston, today announced that its new Q&A Residential Hotel has begun accepting reservations for stays beginning November 26, 2015—in time for the busy holiday season. The 132-suite hotel, located at the iconic 70 Pine in Manhattan’s Financial District, is unique in that every suite is a full-sized apartment with a full-sized kitchen. Designed to service the needs of today’s business travelers as well as longer-stay leisure travelers, Q&A provides accommodations that average three times larger than a typical New York City hotel room.  All guests receive complimentary WiFi throughout the residence and hotel, included continental breakfast, smart TVs for streaming services, and use of a state-of-the-art fitness center. “There has been tremendous growing interest in the Q&A Residential Hotel since we announced the brand and construction of our first offering in downtown Manhattan,” said Steve Brown, CEO of Furnished Quarters. “Our goal was to create a new type of hotel residential experience that offers guests a unique space to relax, work, prepare healthy meals, and feel like a city resident—not just a standard hotel room with a bed to spend the night. Our guests will quickly see that we’ve achieved that goal.” Q&A will comprise four floors of the historic Art Deco skyscraper at 70 Pine offering studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom configurations—many with separate office space. Its stunning interior designs are the work of the Furnished Quarters’ in-house design team and Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz—the designer behind the Mondrian SoHo Hotel in New York and the Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. The blend of upscale...