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A Hotel Designed with the Arts in Mind This past Sunday we decided to invite some of our local artist friends over for another open studio #livepainting #meetup in our lobby.  This all happened during the hours of our weekly Sunday Brunch at Mundo, which if you haven’t already, you should …

Long Island City has some of the most impressive collections of art in NYC. The neighborhood was once an industrial manufacturing district, but over the years it has evolved into a vibrant artistic hub. The many warehouses and industrial buildings have been transformed into thought-provoking museums and galleries. Several artists also have their …

Are you a passionate music festival fan who’s always on the lookout for the next heart-stopping show? There’s a certain thrill that comes with booking tickets, getting to the venue and finding the perfect spot by the stage where you will be right in the heart of the action. Rousing …

Today is Follow Friday and we had a craving for something sweet. This craving lead us to one of our local bakeries, Sweets First. Located only a block away from our hotel at 35-04 35th St. at the corner of 35th avenue, this cozy bakery had the perfect cure for our sweet …

It’s in Queens by the Queens Tourism Council Start the new year right by enjoying more cultural events in Queens! Do you like sculpture, unique films, improvisation, theater, jazz, and performance art?  If so you’ll love this list. Jan. 1–4, Frozen in 3D, 3 pm. Fearless Anna sets off on an epic, PG …

Today is Music Monday on our blog and we’re kicking off our “Year in Review” with  three of our favorite female celebrity musical guests whom all are quite familiar with the word “Grammy.” ELLE VARNER A refill you say? Yes! A refill is what Elle Varner, the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Los …

Today is Music Monday and for all of our guests who love new music news we have some diverse and fresh music-related topics on our blog today. We’ll start with the in house music news, then we can’t go wrong with Madonna news, followed by the scoop on J. Cole’s third #1 …

A few weeks ago Paper Factory Hotel welcomed some special guests from Israel to our hotel in Long Island City, Queens. Dudu Tassa is one of the most popular musicians in Israel known for his unique style of mixing traditional Arabic music together with a modern approach. Dudu Tassa and …

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Queens’ name is heard all around the lonely planet today. Yesterday, the popular travel brand, Lonely Planet, announced their 2015 best in the U.S. travel locations.  The best part about this announcement was our home, the often overlooked, but also the biggest New York City borough, Queens made the number one …