Coworking has become increasing popular among freelancers and entrepreneurs in the past decade and it’s not hard to see why — it gets lonely working from home and there’s only so much time you can spend in cafes before you start wondering if they all have the same soundtrack. Coworking spaces aren’t just good for working, they’re also a great venue for users to build up their professional and personal network.
We’ve done our research of all the coworking spaces in New York City and rounded up the best ones. Our team took into consideration membership pricing, amenities, sense of community, and the space’s general vibe.
We didn’t arrange the coworking spaces in any particular order, as they’re all equally awesome. Pack your bags as you’re about to find your new favorite working space among the 7 coworking spaces listed below!
WeWork, the Starbucks of the coworking world, can be found in major cities across the globe. With 40 locations in New York alone, there’s a WeWork space for everyone. Not in New York? Why not take advantage of WeWork’s global expansion? The WeWork team will help you seamlessly move between different locations.
‘Yoga studio meets coworking space’ is the best way to describe Primary. Members have unlimited access to Primary’s fitness studio, which offers over 30 classes a week, and massage and acupuncture services. Open work rooms, high speed Wi-Fi, phone booths, meetings rooms, coffee, and all that jazz are still included in the package, along with a plant-filled health-conscious environment.
Did we mention they have vegan muffins?
Source: Voyager HQ
Prefer airplane windows over office cubicles? Look no further than Voyager HQ! Voyager HQ believes everyone should be able to travel, even while running a startup. More than a coworking space, Voyager HQ has a strong online community for its members, highlighting the value of community and collaboration among people who prefer country hopping over settling down and bringing together the brightest minds that want to create the future of travel. The Clubhouse also offers Private Offices for those who need a physical home base to run their business.
Source: The Wing
Nevertheless, she persisted. Built on the heritage of the late 19th century Women’s Club movement, The Wing’s founders believed that women deserve a space designed specifically for them to work and run the world. ‘A living room to get to inbox zero and have coffee with a friend,’ the blush pink Instagrammable coworking space features an all-female library, a lactation room, showers, and a beauty room along with the usual suspects: meeting rooms, working spaces, and charging stations.
Source: The Productive
Ping pong tables and beer taps aren’t for everyone. If you agree, The Productive will be your favourite place, with a no-fuss, minimalistic workspace. Lockers are also available from $10, just in case you don’t want to haul your stuff around. The Productive offers special three-month and six-month discounts if you're in it for the long haul.
Source: Bat Haus
Worried that you’ll work too hard and forget to make friends? Co-working at Bat Haus forces you to have a social life. Bat Haus is perfect for those who need to be forcibly removed from work to mingle. By limiting working hours from 9AM to 7PM, Monday to Friday, Bat Haus highlights the value of community by organizing socializing events after hours.
Plus, you get to say that you’re going to the Bat Haus. How cool is that?
“I highly recommend the Bat Haus to any freelancers or anyone else who works from home. You'll make as many friends as you want, and you'll spend less money than you do on coffee working at your neighborhood cafe.” ~ Ryan N.
“The Bat Haus is a true coworking space with an amazing community of creative people.[...] The Bat Haus has saved me from a life of working in my underwear from my apartment. ” ~Nick C.
Working at a cafe? Sure. Working at a restaurant — off hours? That’s probably something you’ve never done before . At least, not until now.
Unlike traditional coworking spaces, Spacious transforms restaurants that are closed during the day into a network of coworking spaces. You won’t even have to compromise functionality — Spacious provides high speed internet and outlets at partnered restaurants. Private rooms are also available upon request if you plan on having a meeting in one of the hippest restaurants in New York. The best part? You don’t have to travel to have a drink or meal after a long work day!
Coworking has become increasingly popular in the past decade. Many of the coworking spaces in New York bring the working environment to a whole new level. Each coworking space has its own distinct culture, but one thing that connects all the coworking spaces we looked at is the strong network. Be it routine socializing events, fitness lessons, or even an online community, coworking spaces aren’t just a space where people gather to work. They’re spaces where people with similar interests and goals can connect.
Have you been to a coworking space before? What’s your favorite coworking space in New York? Let us know in the comments below!
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