NYC Entrepreneur Profile: Big Gay Ice Cream

The name of this company is rather self-explanatory. In 2009, two gay New Yorkers, Doug Quint and Brian Petroff, rented a truck, which they dubbed the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, and began selling their wares at Brooklyn Pride in Prospect Park. Combining traditional soft-serve ice cream with non-traditional toppings, such as wasabi pea dust, olive oil and sea salt, the truck quickly gained a devoted following throughout New York. After two years of selling their frozen confections out of the truck, the two entrepreneurs opened their first Big Gay Ice Cream store in the East Village. Now they have a second store in the West… Read More

THE BEST RESTAURANTS TO TAKE CLIENTS TO IN MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NYC

There was a time when the three-martini business lunch was commonplace. Partnerships were formed, deals were made, terms negotiated, and more often than not, the only food eaten a cocktail olive or two. Those days are over. Technology has all but taken over the world, usurping the daily luncheon with the click of a mouse. And yet sometimes, nothing can take the place of good, old-fashioned face time. Whether it’s dining out with someone with whom we’ve been doing business from across the world who’s on a visit to Manhattan, or courting new clients and attracting potential new business, the… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in NYC

New York City is about to get mighty green again as another St. Patrick’s Day approaches. For many city dwellers, Irish or otherwise, the holiday marks the unofficial beginning of springtime — and it couldn’t happen soon enough, after the snowpocalypse that has been this past winter. (And by the way, don’t let today’s mild temperatures fool you; you’ll need a heavy green coat if you’re planning on marching in the parade.) So as we’ve done in past years, we’ve put together a giant shamrock’s worth of information about celebrating this festive occasion in the Big Apple. Read on to… Read More

It’s NYC Restaurant Week: Treat Your Clients to Lunch!

Yes, it’s that time of year again — one of two times, actually — to which New York foodies look forward with great anticipation and salivation: New York Restaurant Week! To the uninitiated among you, including those NYC newbies who are still trying to figure out the difference between the C and E Trains, allow us, you friendly neighborhood NYC office space team, to answer all your questions. What the #$&! is Restaurant Week? Twice a year, during the winter and summer seasons, around 300 participating NYC restaurants offer prix fixe lunches and dinners, Monday through Friday, often at a… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Super Bowl XLVIII

WHAT IS IT? For those of you who have been living under a rock your whole life, here’s everything you need to know about Super Bowl XLVIII. The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). In this year’s big game, Super Bowl XLVIII, the Denver Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks. The Super Bowl is watched by more television viewers than almost any other event in the world, and certainly in the U.S. (2012’s Super Bowl XLVI holds the record for total number of U.S. viewers, attracting an average U.S. audience of over… Read More

Offices Blog: There’s No Place Like NYC for the Holidays

The Big Apple is a magical place every day of the year — which is why a record 54 million tourists visited us in 2013 — but there’s no place like home for the holidays. From the giant Rockefeller Center Tree to the shops of 5th Avenue to the epic Ball Drop in Times Square, the city simply sizzles with energy, in spite of the often bitter cold. So whether you’re lucky enough to live here or are simply visiting for the holidays, we thought we’d offer some helpful tips and information for navigating this winter wonderland between now and… Read More

Traffic Alert: Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

Monday, December 2, 2013 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street and 48th Street to 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will be closed from 7 PM to 9 PM for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony. Please use mass transit for travel in midtown Manhattan.

Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

How It Started: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America’s Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in 1920.) The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Where It Goes: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins on 77th… Read More

WorkSpace Offices Halloween Parade Alert!

A special notice to all our WorkSpace Offices clients at 131 Varick Street: The Halloween parade starts here in Hudson Square! Please be advised that there will be street closings and an influx of people throughout Hudson Square. As you and your colleagues prepare to leave work and commute home please be aware of the following: • Parade route: 6th Avenue from Spring Street through 17th Street. • 6:00pm: Street detours for vehicular traffic. • 7:00pm: Streets will be closed to vehicular traffic as revelers gather between Spring and Canal Streets along 6th Avenue. • East-west crossings: Limited on 6th… Read More

Enjoying Fall to the Fullest in NYC

The frost is on the pumpkin, the leaves are starting to turn, and there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us (officially beginning this Sunday, Sept. 22). Many people say they get bummed out this time of year, what with the warm glow of summer wearing off. But for others, there’s no more beautiful time of year, especially in New York City. Fodor’s has published a wonderful list of things to do in the Big Apple this fall, including: Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro (Through Sept. 22), the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian-American heritage (Oct. 14), the always wacky Village Halloween Parade (Oct. 31) and,… Read More