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5 Must-Do Activities in NYC This April

April is a wonderful time to be in New York City. With winter behind us and longer, warmer days ahead, the city awakens from its seasonal slumber. Families come together for Easter and Passover, flowers start blooming and outdoor attractions get livelier. It’s the...

The Best Irish Bars in Lower Manhattan

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just in the mood for a Guinness, there’s nothing like a good Irish pub. New York City, at one point in history home to more Irishmen than Dublin itself, boasts an abundance of such pubs. You can find one in almost any...

Your Guide to Getting Around Lower Manhattan

According to the Downtown Alliance, Lower Manhattan is home to 13 subway lines, two PATH lines, 15 commuter ferry routes, 28 Citi Bike stations and more, making it “among the most easily accessible business districts in America.” There’s no better neighborhood for...

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...

Labor Day in Lower Manhattan

The end of summer is finally here. For those who didn’t make arrangements to get out of New York City for Labor Day Weekend, there are plenty of exciting things to do around town. Why stress over the traffic when you can stay where you are and enjoy Lower Manhattan?...

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC 2017

Memorial Day Weekend in NYC – Rain or Shine The weather isn’t looking great, but there are plenty of things to do in and around New York City this Memorial Day Weekend. Whether you’re staying local or getting out of dodge, here are a few things to consider when...

Visiting One World Trade Observatory

Our ever expanding Q&A Perks Program recently added One World Observatory as a new partner! As a “welcome to the relationship”, our hotel marketing team was invited to experience this amazing new landmark first hand. Here is everything you need to know before...

Eataly Downtown

Fear not! You no longer have to travel to Midtown’s Flatiron District to explore Eataly’s greatest wonders—there is a new (ish) Eataly in FiDi. Located on the third floor of World Trade Center Tower 4, the 40,000 square-foot space offers a mix of new services,...

4 Best Bars on Stone Street

While many believe Lower Manhattan is strictly business, there is actually a thriving bar scene – you just have look past One Wall Street and Deutsche Bank. Aside from the lively South Street Seaport, Stone Street is full of happening bars and restaurants. One of the...

36 Hours in Lower Manhattan

You’ve stayed in midtown, maybe even in Upper West Side – hell you might have rented a 200 sq. ft. studio in Chinatown for the experience but have you stayed in the Financial District in New York City? Lower Manhattan holds the most history, offers some of the best...

Guide to New York Film Festival 2016

The 54th annual New York Film Festival is approaching and this year’s theme is quite appropriate for NYC – Studio 54. From documentaries and avant-garde poetics to contemporary cinema and experimental narratives, the critics cannot stop talking about this year’s...

Staycation: Labor Day in New York City

Staycation or vacation? While some may struggle over which to choose, we recommend enjoying the fruits of your labor and not traveling for a day! Whether you want to stay in your humble abode or venture out into the concrete jungle, here are the best things to do in...

4 Best BBQ Restaurants in NYC

The checkered table cloth is laid neatly on the wooden table, the homemade potato salad is chilling in the refrigerator and the brisket is almost ready after slowly roasting for 8 hours. An ideal setting for the perfect barbecue meal—if you live in the suburbs. Don’t...

Black Fox Coffee is Open

Black Fox Coffee, the Australian-owned artisanal coffee shop, is officially open! The first of its kind; Black Fox Coffee’s flagship store sits in the heart of Lower Manhattan at 70 Pine Street, conveniently in the same building as Q&A Residential Hotel. Black...

4 Fun Things to Do in NYC during July 2016

While many Manhattanites escape the city’s humidity for cooler, more serene beach towns, we recommend discovering all the summer fun that New York City has to offer. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, here’s how to make the most out of your stay at...

Discovering NYC Series: July 4th Fireworks

July 4th is here and summer is in full swing! While many residents leave to escape the concrete jungle of New York City, others stay to watch the world-known Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display. Here are our top picks for the best places to catch a glimpse: South...

Guide to NYC Pride Week 2016

The very first pride march was held on June 28, 1970 in memory of the 1969 Stonewall riots. Fast forward 46 years, here we are celebrating LGBT Pride Week in the heart the Modern Gay Rights Movement in New York City. Pride week is a weeklong celebration full of...

Memorial Day Weekend in New York City

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial celebration of the start to summer. Pools will open, rooftop restaurants will flourish and beaches will welcome the masses. You don’t have to travel far to celebrate this grandiose event just because you’re residing within the...

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...

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...

5 Best Breakfast Spots in Lower Manhattan

Where to Breakfast in FiDi  In an area heavily populated with corporations and mistakenly known for its empty streets, it’s difficult to find a great breakfast spot in Lower Manhattan. Fear not, there are 5-star reviewer-rated breakfast joints all within less than 10...

Five NYC Holiday Traditions

New York City, a city so rich in culture, history, and tradition, is perfect for celebrating the holidays. Festivity is in the air. You see it from the ice rink at Rockefeller Center to independent boutique stores in Brooklyn. To help you get in the festive spirit, we...