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Apr09

Alternative Work Strategies for Startups – Affordable Co-working Spaces in New York

One of our start-ups just recently decided to transition form a professional spacious office, to an affordable co-working space in New York City. They realized that as a start-up they needed to be in an environment where they could connect with other start-ups, share resources, and most importantly network- and they aren’t the only ones adjusting to the trend. With the soaring office prices in Manhattan and the shrinking of cubic space, co-working spaces are becoming the next hot choice for New York City Start-ups.

In a nutshell, co-working spaces are a special blend of shared office spaces- it’s a type of social network where start-ups meet and share resources, network, and receive a valuable educational experience. co-working starts with what I call the big C – Community. That community is comprised of entrepreneurs, students, leaders, graduates, enthusiasts, technologists, and regular people who have an idea or business they want to expand and flourish.

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How can you benefit from a co-working space?

  • Co-working spaces cost much less than a private office
  • Businesses can connect, share ideas & valuable resources
  • Access to conference rooms, internet lounge,  free WiFi, and free coffee
  • Educational Resources, Business Resources & networking events

Our Top 4 picks-

Here’s a list we compiled of the top 4 co-working spaces in New York City.  * Note that most of these co-working spaces have multiple locations

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#1- Projective Space (affordable price and unlimited access):

Conveniently located at 447 Broadway, Projective Space offers communal space starting at 350, desk space at 450, unlimited conference room usage, and 24 hour access.

Images: https://www.deskwanted.com/coworking-space/projective-space-503.html
Amenities: fresh coffee, black & white + color prints, event space, high speed internet, 24/7 access, mail + package handling, etc. We don’t offer phone service but you are welcome to use your own phone.

For more info contact: Megan Mallow, Director, L.E.S.  Cell: 512.585.5375.  Email: megan@projective.com

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#2- Green Spaces ( affordable price &  unlimited access):

Green Spaces is yet another affordable Co-working space located at 394 Broadway. Prices here start at 350/month, with 24/7 Access.  The only downturn here is that you can only use the conference room 5 hour per month.

Images: https://www.greenspaceshome.com/
Amenities:  Wi-Fi,  coffee,  and private mailbox, competitive color printing, weekly networking events, referral network, laptop lounge, and intern program (provides your company with recruitment and management of interns for project work).

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# 3- General Assembly (reputable & long waiting list):

Located at 447 Broadway, General Assembly has a great reputation for helping start-ups. There’s only one problem-  there’s a large waiting list and it’s almost impossible to get space with them.  Please visit this website to learn more: https://generalassemb.ly/

 

# 4- wework  ( Affordable  virtual space): 

Located at 154 Grand St, wework helps entrepreneurs, freelancers & small businesses succeed. They offer great co-working space starting at 500 dollars a month and virtual office space for 100 dollars a month.

More information can be found on their website at https://www.wework.com/.

Amenities:  internet & WiFi, unique interior design & finishes, conference rooms, coffee, B+W / color prints, copy and scan, weekly events.

Resources:

 To search through a variety of co-working Spaces in New York City  or worldwide please visit : https://www.deskwanted.com or  https://www.sharedesk.net/#

For New York City initiatives and incubators please visit: https://www.nycedc.com/service/incubators-workspace