We’re turning two!

We’re turning two!

Can you believe it’s been two years since we first opened our doors to the public? We can’t! In honor of this special event, we’d like to recap all of the amazing milestones and new initiatives Q&A Residential Hotel began this year.   Opening of City Acres Market In August, City Acres Market officially opened for business! Providing guests and 70 Pine residents with a fully-stocked, organic market and grocery store, this place is perfect for food shopping without ever leaving the building.  Don’t feel like cooking? Stop by any of the vendors located in the food court.   Julianne M Lewis, Director of Sales Julianne started at Q&A the beginning of 2017 and was recently promoted to Director of Sales. With a background in hospitality, she brings fresh new ideas to the team and has increased our presence as a new hotel amongst the travel industry.   Hotels.com top 15 New York City Hotels Q&A Hotel was revealed as one of the top 15 ultimate hotel hotspots this year according to Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards. With a 4.7 star rating, travelers love staying at our hotel.   Top 25 NYC hotels on Trip Advisor Ranked 21 out of 469 hotels in New York City on TripAdvisor, Q&A would like to thank all of our past guests who took the time out of their day to rate their stay. We hope to see you again soon!   Still the LARGEST hotel apartments in NYC Without a doubt, Q&A still holds the title as largest hotel apartments in New York City. From 400 to 1,100 square feet, you can...
Thanksgiving in NYC

Thanksgiving in NYC

Thanksgiving in New York City is a magical time of year.  From joining the crowds to watch the parade to hitting up a holiday market to purchase artisanal gifts, there are plenty ways to take advantage of your holiday trip this season. Whether you’re in the area for business or pleasure, here’s how you can make the best of spending Thanksgiving in NYC.   Watch the parade For those who are crowd-averse, this may not be the best option. However, if you’ve always dreamed of watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, now is your chance. Review the parade map and determine the most optimal viewing point for your comfort level. If you have portable lawn chairs handy, bring them. Make sure to layer up with comfortable, warm clothing and head out earlier in the morning.   Volunteer Plenty of nonprofit organizations are gearing up for the winter season by setting up clothing drives, soup kitchens and more. Feeding NYC is looking for volunteers the days leading up to Turkey Day to help prepare, package and deliver holiday meals to more than 35,000 families in need. If you’re looking for something else, visit New York Cares and see which organizations need help this holiday season.   Run a 5K What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by burning a few calories before you ingest thousands more at the feast? Join hundreds of locals on Thanksgiving Day for the annual New York City Turkey Trot, starting at 9am in Prospect Park. It’s not unusual to see participants running in turkey or pilgrim costumes, so wear your Thanksgiving-themed gear if...
Discovering NYC Series: Best Coffee Shops in Downtown NYC

Discovering NYC Series: Best Coffee Shops in Downtown NYC

Here’s an ode to joe: the giver of energy, the provider of good conversation and the fuel to start our day. While a Starbucks may be located on the corner of every block, there’s something special about a boutique coffee shop, and there are plenty of them in Downtown Manhattan. We hit the grounds (get it?) and searched every corner in the neighborhood for the perfect cup of java, and here’s what we found.   Voyager Espresso, 110 William Street Located on the lower level of 110 William, on the way to the subway you’ll find Voyager Espresso.  The spacecraft-inspired space seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, yet serves specialty drinks and lightly roasted coffees with locally-sourced dairy. If you’re hungry for a snack, try any of their quirky toasts.   Black Fox Coffee, 70 Pine Street Nestled in the heart of 70 Pine you’ll find Black Fox Coffee, an Australian artisanal coffee shop offering not only some of the best coffee in Downtown NYC, but sandwiches and pastries as well. Order any of their available coffees, but be sure to try the almond croissant – it’s to die for.   Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, 200 Broadway, New York Known for their locally-sourced, fair trade beans, Irving Farm has a number of locations throughout NYC and Long Island. We recommend the Fulton Center spot in particular, for a few reasons. First, the Fulton Center’s atrium provides a visually appealing light show, especially during certain times of day when the sun hits the 952 aluminum panels. Second, the people-watching is something out of a movie. Lastly, it’s a...
4 Fun Things To Do in Lower Manhattan this November

4 Fun Things To Do in Lower Manhattan this November

Brace yourself: the holiday season is officially here. From holiday markets to ice skating, New York City is the place to be this time of year. While many believe Midtown NYC has the best seasonal happenings, Downtown has plenty of festive activities that are just as fun. Get in the holiday spirit by checking out these seasonal events in Downtown NYC.   New York Comedy Festival November 11 – 12; various locations throughout New York City The encroaching holidays can be stressful, so take a night off and head out to any of the New York Comedy Festival events. Performers include Ron White, Bill Maher, Tom Segura and other mainstream comedians. Visit their website for show times and tickets.   Ice Skating at Brookfield Place Opening November 4; Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York The Rink at Brookfield place is scheduled to open this November! Rent some skates and hit the ice with friends and family, or schedule a private lesson. Be sure to check their website for various evening events and shows.   Union Square Holiday Market November 16 – December 24; Union Square Park, Southern Side, New York Noted as a must-visit destination when traveling to NYC during the holidays, the Union Square Holiday Market has plenty of food, crafts, drinks and live music. Get a head start on your holiday shopping or make an afternoon out of it.   94 Annual Tree Lighting at NYSE November 30, 2:30pm – 6pm; NYSE, 11 Wall Street, New York The New York Stock Exchange invites you to watch their 94th annual tree lighting. Why fight the crowds in...