A Guide to Downtown NYC Rooftop Bars

A Guide to Downtown NYC Rooftop Bars

A Guide to Downtown NYC Rooftop Bars With the arrival of spring, it’s time to gather friends, family or coworkers and enjoy sunsets and outdoor spaces in New York. Despite Downtown NYC’s tall buildings and narrow streets, there are plenty of great rooftop bars that boast breathtaking panoramic views of the New York harbor and Hudson River. Here are a few of our recommendations: The Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar (102 North End Avenue, New York) Located on the 16th story of the Conrad New York, this stylish venue offers amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan. Known for their innovative, seasonal cocktails, Loopy Doopy’s equally impressive small plate menu is perfect for sharing. Try their Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktail featuring a People’s Pop drowning in Prosecco or Rose. Watermark Bar (Pier 15, 78 South Street, New York) Situated on Pier 15, Watermark Bar presents unique views of Brooklyn, the Williamsburg Bridge and the East River. The sophisticated10,000 sq. ft. space is the ideal meeting spot or event location. Choose from a selection of burgers and bar bites with a cold beverage in hand while enjoying the view. W New York Downtown – Bar Terrace (8 Albany Street, New York) The outdoor terrace is a great spot to unwind after work and to get your weekend started. Open from late spring until mid-fall, the W’s Bar Terrace offers stunning views of Downtown NYC, fancy cocktails and lite bites. Be sure to stop by Monday through Friday from 5pm to 8pm for Sip Daily specials including $5 beer, $8 wine, $9 well drinks and $10 specialty cocktails....
Discovering NYC: The High Line

Discovering NYC: The High Line

Now that winter has finally past, it’s time to get outside and start discovering some of New York City’s greatest offerings and outdoor parks. The High Line, one of the city’s newest parks, is the perfect place to visit during the spring. Stretching from 34th Street all the way down to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, there is a lot to see along this journey. Here are a few exciting features about the High Line: We recommend starting your journey at the 34th and 11th Ave. entrance. The park is open daily from 7am to 10pm. After June 1st, the High Line will stay open until 11pm. As you head south, you will pass the Interim Walkway, which showcases blooming self-seeded plantings, and then the Pershing Square Beams, a unique structure revealing the original framework of steel beams and a fun place for children to climb and play. For safety, the surface is coated in silicon. After passing through the beautiful magnolias and sprouting serviceberry trees in the Falcone Flyover, you will come to the High Line’s only lawn covered area that stretches for over a block. Next, take a break at the 10th Avenue Square and Overlook where you’ll have the opportunity to watch Manhattan’s denizens in action. If you’ve worked up an appetite, under the Chelsea Market Passage you will find food carts and an open-air café. Take one last break and soak up the Manhattan sun on a lounge chair at the Diller-von Furstenberg Sundeck & Water Feature. Finally, end your journey in the Meatpacking District where you can either stroll around and window shop...
Spring Salad: Blueberry Feta with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Spring Salad: Blueberry Feta with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

How to Make Blueberry Feta Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing Spring is here and it’s time to ‘freshen up’ your diet with this delicious, easy to make, spring salad! The combination of blueberries and feta dressed in zesty, lemon flavors will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. This Blueberry Feta Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing recipe found on LemonTreeDwelling.com is a perfect salad you can easily whip up in your kitchen without needing to raid the grocery store. Freshen up and try this below recipe: Ingredients 6 cups of mixed greens 1 cup of blueberries 4 oz. of crumbled feta cheese ¼ cup almonds ½ large red onion cut into thin slivers For the Dressing 1/3 cup of good olive oil 1/3 cup golden (or regular) balsamic vinegar 1 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice (1/2 lemon) 1 Tbsp. of honey 1 Tsp. poppy seeds 1/3 Tsp. of pepper Instructions Layer the salad ingredients starting with the mixed greens in a large bowl or platter. Prepare the dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients in a container with a lid and shake vigorously to combine. Toss the salad with dressing before serving. Cooking at Q&A Residential Hotel Tired of going out to eat while visiting or working in Downtown NYC? Don’t fret! Each apartment at Q&A Residential Hotel has a fully equipped kitchen allowing you to create your favorite meals within your own space. Happy...
Blouin ArtInfo: Corporate Apartments (Finally) Get a Design Makeover

Blouin ArtInfo: Corporate Apartments (Finally) Get a Design Makeover

Corporate Apartments (Finally) Get a Design Makeover Jennifer Parker   The day has come. You’ve been angling for an expat package for years. Finally, those long-awaited words “we’re relocating you” are floating from your boss’s lips like a pencil cartoon balloon. Where you’re actually going to be living is suddenly a chief concern. You’ve heard the horror stories about tiny, crumbling pre-war apartments. Local public transportation might very well be an ancient Greek labyrinth. And if you’re working for any major corporation — take your Fortune 500 pick — you probably have no say in your abode whatsoever. You’re on your way to a corporate apartment of your firm’s choosing. Even if this sounds about as fun as a getting a root canal, keep reading. There is some good news that could affect your situation. Most corporate housing companies, such as AKA, Furnished Quarters, BridgeStreet, and Oakwood, are facing intense pressure from non-traditional competitors like residential hotels and Airbnb, which now offers similar comforts governed by fewer rules, for less money. As a result, “corporate housing” properties — once a niche sector of the hospitality industry restricted to offering 30-night minimum stays — are being recast as design hotels with impressive art collections and a sleek aesthetic. “We’re all concerned about AirBnb. They’re offering empty apartments, which is really corporate housing, without paying hotel taxes. And we think it’s unfair,” said Steve Saide, executive vice-president of Design for Furnished Quarters. Currently, Airbnb operators do not pay the same room tax and tourism fees that are levied on hotels. Meanwhile, Saide and his peers are reacting with good old-fashioned gamesmanship. They’re...
Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During April 2016

Q&A Hotel Out & About: What to Do in NYC During April 2016

Welcome to your monthly “Out & About” where we report on local attractions and things to do in the New York City area. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, discover and experience exciting citywide events. 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 Residential Hotel. Tribeca Film Festival (April 13 – 24, Times vary; Locations vary throughout NYC) Tribeca Film Festival is back and this year’s line-up is even better. From documentaries to short narratives, visit their website to see which new film may peak your interest. Bacon and Beer Classic (April 22 at 7pm or April 23 at 12pm; Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Avenue) Enjoy over 50 varieties of bacon bites and 100 types of suds coming from all five boroughs of Manhattan. There will be plenty of adult-friendly games like giant Jenga, wiffle ball and an inflatable bungee run. NYC Holi Hai 2016 (April 30, 11am – 6pm; Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue) Celebrate the arrival of spring with the 7th annual Festival of Colors organized by NYC Bhangra. There will be food, live performances and of course, colors! Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty (Until July 24, 10:30am-5:30pm; MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street) Nearly 100 years after the revered French artist’s death, the MoMA is featuring Edgar Degas’ first solo show. This exhibition includes about 120 rare monotypes as well as 60 related paintings, drawings and more of Degas’ impression of urban life and depictions of the body. Where do I discover other area...