The Most Interesting Coworking Spaces in NYC
The best places to start or grow your business, collaborate and network.
WeWork is the most well-known in this space, and has the most locations. They provide companies with small offices separated by glass, a working 20,000 member community, and a range of career services. Founders Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey established WeWork in order to provide professionals with a collaborative and fun working environment.
Design: WeWork’s locations are creative, hip and inspiring. The individual offices are small and separated by floor-to-ceiling glass, with frosting up to a few feet above the desks. At New York City locations, there are comfy seating areas, theatre-style screening rooms, kitchens, and common seating areas with –get this– table tennis! The decor theme is uber modern yet comfy, with open spaces for maximum interaction.
Cost: Two membership types are offered for WeWork: the Commons Flexible Membership and the Full-Time Desk & Office Membership:
- The Commons Flexible Membership grants full access to WeWork’s membership benefits and flexible availability at of WeWork’s communal spaces for $45 per month as a starting price. Perks include access to one of WeWork’s coworking spaces once a month for free and $50 per additional day, a $25 per hour fee for conference rooms, a $50 per month company postage service, high speed internet, 150 plus discounts and benefits, access to WeWork’s Online Professional Network, guest reception & community managers and kitchens with complimentary beverages.
- The Full Time Desk & Office Membership is the premium option WeWork offers, starting at around $650 per month (pricing varies by location) for a 1-person office, and $3600 for an office space that can fit six people. With this membership, you’ll have access to your WeWork office space on unlimited workdays, three hours per month conference room time, free company postage service and all the other technological, economical, social and beverage perks of The Commons Flexible Membership.
Benefits: Benefits include free micro-brewed coffee and beer (because that’s obviously the most important!), bocce and arcade rooms, weekly events (here’s a list of the upcoming ones), affordable healthcare plans, low merchant credit card processing fees, discounts from a range of companies, career-building social events, access to WeWork’s Online Professional Network, concierge service and summer camp (with talks from awesome guest speakers like the founder of Reddit, etc).
Locations: WeWork has 14 coworking spaces in New York City, all below 42nd Street, including Bryant Park, Chelsea, Gramercy, SoHo, Murray Hill, Park and West Broadway to name a few. Each location is designed differently; decor varies but overall the same sophisticated and comfy concept remains evident at each WeWork New York City coworking space.