While I absolutely love working at home -- heyyy commuting from my bed to my desk is MUCH easier than battling people on the subway -- I do enjoy getting out once in awhile. You know, because while I love my trusty assistant Scoots, sometimes it's good to get in some of that human interaction thing. Luckily for me, NYC is full of other entrepreneurs and go-getters, which is one of my favorite things about the city. To go along with that, there are also some really awesome co-working spaces -- one of my favorites being WeWork.
Depending on where you live, you may already be familiar with WeWork (and if you aren’t yet, they’re quickly taking over the world in coworking spaces so you will probably soon). The company offers collaborative workspace that caters to freelancers, entrepreneurs, and small businesses and offers everything from shared common spaces, monthly dedicated desks, or small offices. They also have an amazing social network available to members worldwide which has been a game changer for my business. There's a number of membership options depending on what you're looking for and I found their We Membership was just what I was looking for. As I mentioned, I actually really like working from home but sometimes I just need a change of scenery.
With my We Membership, I'm able to have access to their network and also get one day of workspace included each month that I can use at any of their locations worldwide. And if I want additional work days? I can purchase additional credits to fit my needs. Since I'm not tied down to a specific location, I've had a lot of fun adventuring through the city and trying different spaces out. Right now there is 36 locations in New York City, but that number might jump tomorrow! I'm serious, these guys are really taking over the world. While I haven't made it to all 36 just yet, I've made it to quite a few and already have a few favorites. So here you go!
This location is one of my favorites for a few reasons. The location is really easy to get to from the Upper East Side and really just about anywhere.. it is Grand Central! The common space is also very large so there's plenty of space to work with others. They also have the most beer taps that I've seen at a location. Not a terrible thing to have after 5pm right?!
Talking about big common spaces, Chelsea takes the cake on this one. Probably because it's the WeWork HQ location. Out of all of the locations, I've spent the most time at this location because I did a series of recording sessions for iHeartRadio and Work Radio and their recording studio is at this location. This location is also great because there are a lot of long tables and you're never too far from an outlet.
This is my 'chill WeWork' location and is honestly one of my favorites because I really like the decor. The common spaces are a little smaller (and on two different levels) but there's a big couch that you can work from and the ping pong table is right next to it, which is fun. Like other locations, they also have little phone booths for you to take calls in which I recommend because this workspace is generally a little louder than others.
While these are definitely my 3 favorites so far, I can't wait each month to check out a new one(so far I've been a member for a little over a year). If you're a fellow entrepreneur or in town on business, I highly recommend checking out the WeWork NYC locations. I only have great things to say!