Rent a private townhouse for your next off-site
We New Yorkers are a creative bunch. But those fluorescent office lights are killing our souls ideas. Allow us to suggest a far better place to brainstorm: Science House.
A historic Murray Hill townhouse (built by Abraham Lincoln?s son), it?s now in the hands of inventor James Jorasch (who patented the reverse-auction concept of Priceline) and his wife, scientist Rita J. King. The two wanted to create a place where people could hone their business ideas in a comfortable yet inspiring environment.
Say your company?s marketing department needs to seriously strategize for 2014. Science House has an entire room outfitted in whiteboard paint (below the crown molding, of course). There are also plush sofas and chairs for one-on-ones, a full-service kitchen for breakfast and lunch and even a rooftop garden for the occasional brain break.
Rates start at $2,500 for the day, but this is not just an event-rental space. Your team has total privacy and can even loop in Jorasch, King and their network of engineers, designers and other industry rock stars to take your ideas further.
Heck, if it?s good enough for Google (a regular client), it?s worth a peek.