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23 NYC Coworking Spaces for Startups and How Much They Cost – For When Starbucks Is No Longer Cutting It




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Coworking spaces in NYC have been growing at a torrid pace.  These flexible office spaces provide a step-up from working at Starbucks or out of your apartment but are not as committal or involved as leasing a permanent office for multiple years.   And increasingly, coworking spaces aren’t just places for your start-up to set up shop with a desk and a legit address (in case you get sick of referring to your apartment as “Suite” to make yourself sound bigger), but now, they frequently also provide educational resources and a vibrant community of fellow entrepreneurs.

While coworking spaces vary, you can generally get an office for a day at a time for around $30, buy a part-time plan, or pay per month. While most of the spaces listed below are in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Sunshine Suites is building a new site in the Bronx in conjunction with the city government, and Loose Cubes is a service that matches entrepreneurs with available office space in many locations.

The growth of coworking spaces is particularly good for NYC where office space is hard to come by and often exorbitantly priced (by startup standards).  Coworking spaces allow a startup to find that elusive product-market fit before they’re ready to graduate to normal Manhattan real estate.

So if you’re trying to figure out where to park your startup, here a handy list of 22 coworking spaces in NYC and what they charge as well as a snazzy Google Map below with all their locations.


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Manhattan

160 Varick Street Incubator

160 Varick Street/10 Hudson Square
This is where the ChubbyBrain team resides and was launched by NYU-Poly and the City of New York in July 2009.  It also houses NYC ACRE (the New York City Accelerator for a Clean and Renewable Economy).  $300/desk for cube space.  Offices are more.

Dogpatch Labs

36 E 12th St
Coworking space/incubator backed by Polaris Ventures. No fees for companies without funding, six month term, selective admission if you’re interesting to the Polaris team.  This is an interesting way for a VC to build relationships with early-stage companies and get a seemingly first-peak at them and build the ever elusive “proprietary dealflow”.

General Assembly

902 Broadway, 4th Floor

Touted as a “campus,” with lectures and courses available in addition to office space. $500/mo dedicated desk, $300/mo coworking.

Greenspaces

394 Broadway, 5th Floor
Directed towards socially and environmentally sustainable enterprises — members are called “ecopreneurs.” $495/mo dedicated desk, $250/mo flexible desk, $35/day.

In Good Company

16 West 23rd St, 4th floor
A community for women entrepreneurs. $750/mo dedicated desk, $150/mo co-working.

Hive at 55

55 Broad St, 13th Floor
Partners with the local community as well as technology and media communities such as Pace University, the Freelancers Union, and GuruLoft. Welcoming to students. $300/mo dedicated desk, $25/day.

New Work City

412 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Moved to its current location in just September of last year. Recently founded the NWC University (NWCU), sponsored by Google and Pearson: classes, workshops, and panels aimed at techies at start-ups. $300/mo flexible desk, $30/day.

Projective Space (formerly Soho Haven)

447 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Home to about 30 start-ups, including Wanderfly. $450-850/mo.

SoTechie Spaces

28 W 39th St, 4th Floor
Recently founded by a software company. Starting at $30/day.

Sunshine Suites

12 Desbrosses St, Bronx; 419 Lafayette St; 349 5th Ave
Three locations in Tribeca, Noho, and the Bronx. Regular events are organized for members, including a bi-weekly networking group and bi-weekly meet-and-greets. $375-525 dedicated workspace, $275/mo co-working.

We Create NYC

58 E 11th St
Just opened in May, and built in cooperation with the London Cube. In addition to the class coworking community, members from London will be able to visit the NYC location, and vice versa. $50-600/mo for 5-220 hours of workspace use. Special rate for young entrepreneurs (under 27): $100/mo for 50 hours.

WeWork

349 5th Ave; 154 Grand St; 1 Little W 12th St
Three locations in Midtown, Soho, and the meatpacking district. $425-450/mo dedicated desk, $275/mo co-working.

WeWork Labs

154 Grand St

WeWork Labs just opened its doors on April 1, 2011 and is part of the expanding WeWork community and in fact is located just upstairs of WeWork’s SoHo office. It’s a “pre-incubator” for early stage start-ups: co-founder Matthew Shampine describes it as “a feeder for things like Dogpatch Labs.” $250/month dedicated desk.

WIX Lounge

10 W 18th St
WIX Lounge has free drop-in space. They also have a support bar that offers website support, marketing strategy, tutorials, design tips, etc.

Brooklyn

Bitmap Creative Labs

300 Graham Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Members are actively encouraged to work together on projects. Also includes several design amenities (such as high-quality printing). Starts at $385/mo, $150/wk, $35/day.

Brooklyn Creative League

540 President St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn
A community of writers, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, architects, marketing gurus, journalists, web developers, bloggers, communications professionals, illustrators, and designers. Both professional development and social events. $495/mo full-time, $225/mo part-time.

Brooklyn Makery

181 N 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A close-knit community of about fifteen entrepreneurs coworks in this loft space. $300/mo.

Coworking Brooklyn

The Change You Want To See Gallery, 84 Havemeyer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A more informal coworking environment; situated in a loft-style gallery. $200/mo full-time, $150/mo part-time.

Greenpoint Coworking

240 N Henry St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Perks include disoounts on Zipcar, Moxie Bookkeeping, and legal work with Franqui Law Group, among others. Greenpoint Coworking is also part of the CoWorking Visa program, which allows free access to 200 other coworking spaces worldwide. $350/mo dedicated desk, $25/day.

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