Looking for a cool alternative to your everyday workspace or a great place to host a meeting in New York City? Here are some of our favorite independently operated, boutique coworking spaces in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In the last decade, a boom of coworking spaces has reshaped how and where professionals work. Few U.S. cities have seen as much growth — and are home to as much variety — as New York City. Large operators have some beautiful spaces here, but with a buzzing world of remote-working professionals from the arts to tech to publishing to you name it, it’s also been a playground for boutique operators to open up shop and flourish.
For a change of scenery, a change of company, or to book a safe, amenity-rich shared workspace or meeting room for you and your colleagues on-demand — whether it’s for the hour, day or week — check out some of the coolest independently operated coworking spaces in New York City bookable with Upflex.
1. The Malin (Soho)
A space that inspires you to work ‘beautifully,’ at the Malin in New York City’s SoHo, individuals are surrounded by thoughtful design — not distraction. The shared workspaces in this gorgeous, bright, handsomely appointed modern loft are designed with every detail of the work experience in mind. From handcrafted furnishings to tech-decked meeting rooms, the Malin balances style with purpose, energy with warmth, and form with function.
Learn how to book deskspace and try it out here.
2. The New Work Project (Williamsburg)
This sleek stunner of a space in the heart of Williamsburg offers a luxurious feel for workers looking for an alternative to the traditional office. Wow clients or colleagues and book one of their high-design meeting rooms for a work session — or lounges for a work meet-up — and you’ll get access to a kitchen, multiple lounges and more.
Check out their full list of amenities here.
3. Luminary (NoMad)
At Luminary, a woman-founded concept workspace in the Nomad district of Midtown Manhattan, the team’s mission is to reimagine the workplace — both physically and digitally. It was in service of this goal that, a couple years back, its female founders decided to launch a global, inclusive collaboration hub for women, women-identified, and male allies, who are “passionate about professional development and expanding their networks.” The emphasis: self-development, wellness, flexibility and giving back. The approach was a hit: Since its April 2019 launch, this community has grown to more than 2,000 individual and 40-plus corporate members, including companies like UBS, JPMorgan Chase, Unilever, Blackstone, Verizon, and Mastercard.
Check out their amenities or try it out for a day by booking here.
4. Blender Workspace (NoMad)
Also in the NoMad District of Manhattan, independent luxury coworking provider Blender Workspace pops off the map with its comprehensive offerings: a central location, 30 private offices, 35 dedicated desks, three meeting rooms, six lounges, three privacy booths, and a 3,000-square-foot event space and café. And, they require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 24 hours of booking.
Check them out, along with their elegant, high-design furniture and lighting, here.
5. & 6. Class & Co (Greenpoint and East Williamsburg)
With classes from storytelling to coding, filmmaking to pasta making, Class & Co combines gorgeous on-demand workspace with a suite of activities for members. Locations in Greenpoint and East Williamsburg boast modern offices with adjustable desks, flexible workstations and tons of private areas — everything you need to be productive.
7. WorkVille (Midtown)
A light-filled boutique coworking space right off Bryant Park in NYC’s Midtown, Workville is home to a community of growth-stage startups and disruptors across all industries. Dip your toe in the action and book workspace for a day to try it out. In addition to move-in-ready shared workspaces, individuals can book a one-day desk pass on Upflex and spread out to work in various inviting café spaces, lounges, not to mention three outdoor terraces.
Check out their amenities, including a suite of A/V equipment and 24/7 access, here.