Equity Point New York Achieves First 100% Green Energy Certification in New York State from NextEra Energy, Inc.

Equity Point New York is proud to announce its property as the first in New York City to achieve NextEra’s 100% Green Energy certification, the nation’s leading independent certification
program for renewable energy.

The certification demonstrates Equity Point’s commitment to superior renewable energy options available to retail markets. Equity Point’s investment in Green Energy will aid the development and advancement of sustainable energy technologies in New York City as well as the United States.

NextEra’s 100% Green Energy certification acknowledges a significant application of emissions-free energy for Equity Point’s flagship American hotel

Let’s take a look at Equity Point New York free breakfast

A few days ago we showed you how is a typical the breakfast at Equity Point Lisboa hostel. Ongoing with the same issue, today we bring to you some pictures of Equity Point New York’s breakfast.

All the products served at the hostels are bought locally even though they may be very similar between hostels. So at Equity Point New York’s free breakfast we serve fruit cereals, café, milk, infusions, juice, butter and Jelly. We also have some products that are only available at Equity Point New York breakfast like bagels –a New York classic- and cream cheese.

You can toast your bread or bagels at all our hostels. And we also have a bagel cutter that sometimes amazes non Americans who haven’t seen one before.

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Thanksgiving Brunch at Equity Point New York

Thanksgiving is a very special day for all North Americans, a day to spend with the family and the most loved ones. But for those who must stay away from home and all the tourists at Equity Point New York, we’re preparing a special Thanksgiving Brunch for tomorrow that will be served instead of our classical breakfast.

Equity Point New York’s Thanksgiving Brunch will be made by our staff and will include spinach quiche, turkey bacon quiche, turkey sausages, eggs, homemade biscuits with honey and jam, orange juice and there will be an option to also have mimosas.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Local Craft Beers at Equity Point New York

All our hostels have common areas where you can socialize and meet other travelers and locals. Equity Point New York is no different and there we have Bar Catalonia, a bar where you can have delicious sandwiches, craft beers, wines, cocktails…

At Bar Catalonia we’ve selected for our clients some local craft beers to offer a unique tasting experience. You can choose from Alphabet City Easy Blond, Defiant Brewing, Greenport Harbor and Bronx Brewery. All of them are distinctive and special and you can only find those craft beers at the New York area and surroundings.

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Equity Point New York inauguration

Last week we were proud to inaugurate Equity Point New York Hostel. To such an important event we brought the group Castellers de Vilafranca to Manhattan. They built several Human Towers all over New York including one at our hostel at Times Square, as you can see in the video.

At the official event we heard the speeches of Artur Mas the President of Catalonia –-Equity Point Hostels homeland–; Mike Kelley, Independence Point President; and our CEO Oriol Badia.

We’ve worked really hard to have a hostel in New York in such a great location as it is Time Square. And soon we will have some more hostels all around the United States of America. Stay tuned to be the first to know where the new Equity Point Hostels will be! Continue reading

Equity Point brings Castellers (Human Towers) to New York

We will officially inaugurate Equity Point New York Hostel in Times Square this June, even though it’s been opened since November. But by the end of the month it will be completely refurbished.

In the inauguration we will have the Castellers de Vilafranca (a Catalan Human Tower group) as our guests and they will perform some Human Towers in front of Equity Point New York, so everybody will be able to get there and watch them.

You can get to Equity Point New York to watch the spectacle on June 22nd at 9am. We will be waiting for you!! Continue reading

New York’s best pastrami

New York is an incredible city where it’s easy to find some of the best world meals. But some of them have become so famous that nowadays are New York classics. That’s what has happened with Pastrami.

Pastrami is made with spiced beef meat cooked in the oven for hours to gain a fabulous taste and a really soft texture. Usually it’s eaten in a sandwich and the most famous pastrami in New York is the one served at Katz Delicatessen, even though there are a lot of incredible pastramis such as Carnegie Deli, Artie’s Deli, or Stage Deli.

Katz Delicatessen and its pastrami became worldwide famous when they appeared in the legendary scene of the film ‘When Harry Met Sally’. And yes, it’s the one of the fake…

And the best of it all is that Equity Point New York hostel at Times Square is just 15 minutes away –using the Metro- from the most famous pastrami in Manhattan. Continue reading

Equity Point Spring’12 Twitter Competition

For us travelling is a way of life and we want to celebrate spring the best we can. We are going to give away 3 two night stays in a double room at Equity Point New York.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO

Only help us to get to share the message.

This competition is open to all our Twitter fans, and will take place until March 23rd 2012, at 00:00 hours.

You can win a three day stay for two people in a double room at our hostel in Times Square at New York City.

WONDERING HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

You only have to follow us on Twitter and retweet this tweet.

THE SMALL PRINT, BIG:

Stay is three nights for 2 people (only sleeping and the available breakfast at the hostel) and depending on availability at the hostel.

Stay has to be taken before 31/09/12.

You need to be our Twitter follower in order to enter the competition.

We will announce the winner on Monday 26th of March 2012.

Winners will be contacted via their Twitter profile and their names will be published in Equity Point’s Facebook and Twitter main page.

Equity Point will not use the participant personal data.