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Best Places to Work Remotely in NYC

Whether you are new to remote work or have been doing it for some time, staring at the same four walls of your home office can be monotonous. If you are looking to get a different perspective, but still need to get work done, check out one of the ten locations below that are remote worker-friendly.

Upper East Side: DTUT

Downtown Uptown, or DTUT, is appropriately named as it brings the feeling of downtown to their uptown café location at 1744 Second Ave (on the corner of 91st).  Vintage couches, bar-height tables, and large tables make this an ideal spot to work from for the day. The spacious room gives you enough space to work undisturbed or even meet with a client or coworker. Strong coffee and fresh food will keep you going all day long.

East Village: Kindred

Located at 125 E 7th St in the East Village, Kindred has a great setup for remote workers.  Reserve a private table for $25 for the day (from 10 am-4 pm) and you’ll be supplied with unlimited drip coffee, hi-speed wi-fi, charging stations, and access to bathrooms. But the best part is Happy Hour from 5-6 pm where you can unwind after a productive day.

Various Locations Throughout New York City: WeWork

With several locations throughout the city, WeWork provides co-working space with various membership options or pay-as-you-go options. Onsite staff, clean workspaces, coffee, and printers, and office supplies are some of the amenities offered at all locations but each is a little different. For example, the WeWork Chelsea at 368 9th Ave offers high ceilings, walls of windows, and flexible work areas. The space features large conference rooms as well as shared spaces. The WeWork at 199 Water Street is another option for amazing water views and excellent coffee options.

Harlem: Lenox Coffee

If you are looking to get your creative juices flowing, Lenox Coffee is a specialty coffee house the corner of Lenox Ave and 60 West 129th Street that is full of freelance designers and artists sharing work and ideas. The shop roasts its own beans, so you are guaranteed a fresh cup of joe to keep you motivated. You can also grab a light meal like vegan soups, oatmeal, or baked goods.

Bushwick:  Dweebs

This laidback and quiet Bushwick coffee shop at 1434 Dekalb Ave offers outdoor patio tables from 8 am-3 pm, wi-fi access, and plenty of outlets inside. Java lovers will rejoice because all the coffee is high-quality from Spectrum. And when you get hungry, nibble on Roberta’s pastries or the avocado toast, which gets rave reviews.

Midtown: Lincoln Center

Photo: Lincoln Center

The David Rubenstein Atrium Public Space at Lincoln Center at 61 West 62 St. is a little different from the other choices on this list.  It is located within a private building but open to the public with free wi-fi and a café. The sunny space is full of greenery, tables, outlets, and clean bathrooms. What more do you need?  The atrium also hosts weekly live music performances that you can catch after you are done working.

Williamsburg:  Rough Draft

Rough Draft, located in Williamsburg at 402 Hooper Street, is a shared studio space that offers membership plans for freelancers, remote workers, and startups. Rough Draft is housed in a prewar building with plenty of natural light and a layout that is designed to encourage interaction and collaboration. The kitchen is stocked with coffee and snacks. If you are just looking to drop in from time to time, the rate of $28 per day is affordable.

SoHo:  Felix Roasting Company

Felix Roasting Company, located at 104 Greene Street, is reminiscent of old-school Paris glam. But the attitude is anything but pretentious. With free wi-fi and plenty of available tables most of the time, it’s remote worker-friendly. It’s also a great place to have a work meeting over breakfast or lunch. The s’mores latte is not one to miss for an afternoon caffeine fix.

Upper East Side: The Cooper Hewitt Museum

The Cooper Hewitt Museum which is at 2 East 91st Street, is known for its design exhibits but it can also be a great place to work. The best part is that it is free as tickets to the museum are not required to visit the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden. The atrium has plugs so you can stay while you take in views of the garden.

Harlem:  TEEM

Head to TEEM at 1463 Fifth Ave and you can have access to a long-standing co-working space that has it all figured out. The co-working tables are designed with purpose with power outlets under every table. The space gives members the privacy they may need to work with no pressure to interact. Free snacks and freshly brewed coffee make it all the better. TEEM has both monthly memberships and drop-in rates.

These ten locations will provide a place to get work done and a change of scenery to make you more productive.


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