November 2, 2012 – Hurricane Sandy hit New York this week with an awesome unpredictable force, the like of which our great city has not seen in a long time. The storm caused the New York Stock Exchange to close for two days (for the first time since 1888) and billions of dollars in damage; it displaced thousands of people from their homes and destroyed many of those homes on its path. The storm knocked out electricity all across the city, shut down the mass transit system and has had a crippling effect on business.
Many businesses are now displaced and are trying to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of Sandy. While the Financial District may be the hardest hit, companies all over lower Manhattan from Greenwich Village to Tribeca and beyond are without homes, and they are turning to serviced office suites for temporary space. Jay Suites is an excellent choice for these companies, with all the services and amenities any company needs to operate smoothly, including the cutting-edge technology imperative to today’s businesses all up and running very quickly after the storm: lightning fast internet, VoIP phones, HD TV’s and state-of-the-art conference rooms equipped for videoconferencing and an infrastructure built to be redundant, they understand that today’s business relies on the efficiency of its technology,… without it a business will be more crippled than being caught in a hurricane.
With four strategic, centrally located and beautifully appointed locations in Midtown that are fully operational in Times Square, Penn Station, Grand Central and Fifth Avenue, Jay Suites has the capacity to accommodate a business for anything from a day to a few months. Their brand new space at 1441 Broadway is especially equipped to accommodate large requirements as leasing there has begun recently. Their office space is move in ready and your business can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Everything is provided: your furniture, phones and phone service, plug in or Wi-Fi internet, copier, reception, cleaning, break room, conference room time, secure mailbox and mail handling. All this is on offer in a suite featuring sleek modern décor, in doorman buildings with 24/7 access, for one competitive all-inclusive price with no hidden fees.
What also sets Jay Suites apart is their professional staff that runs the show, ensuring from moment to moment that the clients they serve are able to enjoy a seamless and efficient work environment. The people who work here are motivated, focused, dedicated and experienced…and that simply translates into a better environment for business. Jay Suites location manager Jacqueline Seaton remarked, “To me, one of the most amazing developments of the storm, is the evidence of the patience and fortitude of the clients, management and employees in the Jay Suites family. Under these adverse circumstances, everyone has remained calm, focused and even humorous…providing support to each other in any way they could…proving from yet another angle what a great place this is to work.”
In the wake of this devastating storm, the best thing for the city is to get back to a sense of normalcy as soon as possible, and if any city can do it, New York can. The residents of this city are extraordinarily resilient and creative in the face of any catastrophe. While we fix the subway and rebuild our homes, we will get back to work and steady our economy with the same determination we have shown through all the challenges our city has faced. If we need to house our employees and make them comfortable and able to concentrate on their tasks at hand, it is great to know we have exceptional choices, like Jay Suites, where we can do so. Just like everything else in this city, they are the best and will make any business able to thrive at the peak of its ability even in a tough time like this. Come for a day or for a month, you might find you want to stay.