Side hustles, contract work, and
freelance gigs, oh my: Studies show that more and more American workers are opting into the growing freelance and gig economy, either in addition to, or instead of, holding traditional 9-to-5 office jobs, with over 57.3 million freelancers in the U.S. workforce last year (which includes almost half of working millennials). And of this bunch, New Yorkers reign supreme: There are nearly half a million freelancers currently working in NYC, the largest concentration of any U.S. city. (Walk into any coffee shop in the city, and you'd be hard-pressed not to find one typing away on their laptop, maybe wearing a beanie.)
If you're one of these freelancers, you know that working from home or hopping from coffee shop to cafe until you get kicked out can get pretty tiring, pretty fast. So where should you set up shop? Ahead, we rounded up the coolest coworking spaces in NYC at a variety of price points perfect for productivity, networking, and just getting the job done.
Industrious has four locations in NYC (with a brand new
location opening at Equinox in Hudson Yards this fall!) with a mix of private offices, beautiful shared spaces, conference rooms, unlimited free amenities and food, and exclusive networking events. (And for those not in NYC, Industrious has locations all around the country as well.) Price: Community memberships from $590/month in Brooklyn and private offices from $1,341/month; community memberships from $657/month and private offices from $1,904/month in Union Square More
Freelancers Hub is a community space for NYC freelancers that was created in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Freelancers Union, and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. Freelancers can use the DUMBO space up to four times a month for free, plus the Hub offers free legal assistance, financial management, benefits information, and workshops to independent workers in NYC.
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