The Coolest Coworking Spaces in the City [2016 NYC Guide]
The workspace of today has evolved to a whole new level. Gone are the cubicles of old, and in its place are trendy, awesome co-working spaces.
New York City has every kind of space you can imagine, so it isn’t hard to find the perfect working environment for your style and needs. WeWork is a leader among these spaces, also known as the office company for young people.
Here are the best NYC WeWorks and why:
Best View – Wall Street
Location: 110 Wall St New York, NY 10005
This location offers amazing East River views. In fact, it’s so close to New York Harbor and the ferries at Pier 11 that commuting between Brooklyn and Manhattan is a literal breeze. While this location bears connotations of its historically financial neighborhood, companies across a variety of industries make their home in this co working space. Also, it’s close to Stone Street.
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Best for the Commute – Times Square
Location: 1460 Broadway New York, NY 10036
We know you didn’t quit your job and take no salary to be in the tourist center of New York City. However, under all the blinding lights are a plethora of subway lines that undoubtedly makes this location the easiest for commuting. Closely located to the Theater District and Bryant Park, the neighborhood is famously lively and so is the office space. Not to mention we heard you can catch some awesome Pokemon in the area!
Best for Tech – Irving Place
Location: 33 Irving Pl New York, NY 10003
Are you pre-revenue? Are you building a platform that connects magicians with a network of elite senior homes across the Mid-Atlantic? If yes, then you will be home at Irving Place; bordering Union Square, this is a coveted location near the growing center of NYC’s tech scene. The neighborhood also provides easy access to a myriad of restaurants, shops, and mass transit options.
Best for Happy Hour – Penn Station
Location: 315 W 36th Street New York, NY 10018
Penn Station is home to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks, Rangers, and Billy Joel, but it also hosts some of the best happy hour spots in the Big Apple. This WeWork space also offers easy access for members looking to commute in and out of the city, as Penn Station is located just a few blocks away.
Best for Lunch – SoHo
Location: 154 Grand St. New York, NY 10013
The building stands at the intersection of Soho and Nolita, but most importantly it’s located right near Little Italy and Chinatown. So whether it’s pizza, dim-sum, cannoli, or rolled ice-cream, your tummy will never go hungry. This location is the original WeWork–referred to by WeWork employees as “the OG”–first opening its doors back in 2010.
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Best for Music Lovers – Empire State
Location: 349 5th Avenue New York, NY 10016
This space is centrally located in one of Manhattan’s busiest commercial districts, right across from the Empire State Building. But why does any of that matter when this location houses a fully professional recording studio that you can rent by hour?
Best for Neighborhood – West Broadway
Location: 379 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
WeWork West Broadway is an elegant, loft-style building in Soho, providing an aesthetically warm and open environment for members. It also happens to be located on the most posh city-block in NYC. After work grab a drink at Cipriani SoHo (on the other side of West Broadway) and watch model after model strut down the street.
Best for Community – Chelsea
Location: 115 W 18th St New York, NY 10011
WeWork Chelsea is conducive to tech startups looking to work in the center of Silicon Alley. With this coveted location comes collaborative common areas, natural sunlight, and easy access to New York’s thriving tech community. Chelsea houses a huge common area with friendly people who are always willing to provide input on ideas from anything about your business to the best date spots in the neighborhood.
Best for Hipsters – Williamsburg
Location: 240 Bedford Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249
If you’re into counter-culture, or just simply a nihilist, this WeWork is the one for you! Situated in the heart of Brooklyn along Bedford Avenue, WeWork’s Williamsburg space offers a variety of options for food, fitness and recreation nearby. Despite being exhausted with the independent thinking you’ll do in this location, it’s growing tech scene and trendy atmosphere make it hard not to love this location.
Best for the Bootstrapping Start Up – Queens
Location: 3537 36th Street Astoria, NY 11106
If you’re playing a game of startup bingo and you happen to land on the term “bootstrapping” then please proceed to this WeWork location. Right across the street from the historic movie studio, Kaufman Astoria Studios, the 60,000 square foot space has been dubbed “Studio Square” due to its close proximity to the popular event and entertainment destination.
Co-working spaces and offices are the new innovative way to work and share ideas. Many even have awesome amenities like cafes and bars inside allowing for more joy and productivity. Don’t miss out on the social phenomenon that’s taken over the work place.
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