State of the Union: Co-working
A look at New York’s booming co-working spaces
There’s a reason co-working spaces are taking off in New York – they promise a level of networking and collaboration you just can’t find from the muttering homeless man sitting next to you at Starbucks.
By our count, there are over fifty co-working sites in the city, and the number is growing. Just yesterday, 500 Startups announced they were piling on.
There are the big boys – General Assembly, DogPatch Labs,The Alley, and WeWork. Most require applying for a space and can actually get a little pricey, but that’s hardly all that New York has to offer.
At a whopping five years old, Little Italy’s New Work City is the elder statesman. There’s no application process and they offer day passes. Members also receive a locker to complete that high school with beer feel.
And then there’s the free – Wix Lounge in Union Square offers co-working and event space at no cost. Members are not required to join a cult or sell their first-born, although hours are limited to 9-5 and desks are available on a first-come first-seated.
For a look at all the co-working spaces NYC has to offer, check out Made in NY’s excellent map of the digital space.
Now go forth (and share).
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