New York has been seized by the popularity of coworking hubs, with a new office opening its doors every 7 days. With such a massive supply of shared office spaces, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the abundance of options.
So far, Manhattan has attracted the most coworking offices—leading the pack of the five boroughs with a total of 245 coworking sites—but Queens is not far behind. While there may not be hundreds of options to choose from, Queens has something for every type of business, entrepreneur and creative individual.
Check out the list below for 10 of the best coworking spaces in Queens:
1. Regus | Forest Hills Tower
On Queens Boulevard—just steps away from fast-food restaurants, a Starbucks, public transportation and a handful of lush parks—you’ll find the Forest Hills Tower business center, which houses the strategically located Regus coworking hub. The professional space and functional design is complimented by chic decorations and a clever use of space. The shared office follows regular business hours and offers both virtual office and coworking spaces to its members.
2. Regus | JFK Airport
If you travel a lot for business, you’ll be happy to learn that there’s a Regus coworking hub at the very heart of John F. Kennedy International Airport. The VIP Delta Sky Club location offers a quiet, peaceful and well-equipped office space for those looking to do quality work in a relaxed setting between flights. A strong and reliable Wi-Fi connection and refreshments are also included in the price.
3. Spaces | Long Island City
Part of the renowned Spaces coworking franchise, the Long Island City location offers an exceptionally well-designed space where your surroundings can inspire you to do your best work. With more than 150 spaces, you can set up camp in one of the stunning open offices for a monthly fee of $566. Although it’s not the least expensive option in Queens, it might be one of the most worthwhile—thanks to its strong community atmosphere, top-quality services and hard-to-beat location.
4. WeWork | Gotham Center
One of two existing WeWork coworking hubs in Queens, the Gotham Center office provides a professional setting for budding entrepreneurs who want to impress their clients. With the possibility of renting out neatly equipped, dedicated meeting spaces—which include the newest audio/visual gear, custom wallpaper and marble tables—you’ll definitely manage to woo business partners and potential clients. You can also opt for hot desks or private offices; both membership packages include unlimited access to on-site amenities.
5. WeWork | Queens Plaza
While the previous shared office space is quite impressive in and of itself, the Queens Plaza WeWork coworking hub is even more extravagant and, consequently, boasts higher membership fees, as well. Private office spaces are up for grabs for $890, dedicated desks can be rented for a whopping $610, and hot desks are available for $340 monthly. Although this might seem quite pricey at first, once you experience the many unbelievable, on-site features that WeWork offers to its members, you may find that it’s worth the splurge.
6. The Austin Place | Forest Hills
Those in search of a more affordable space to conduct business should definitely check out The Austin Place, which is located right next to the buzzing Queens Boulevard and its trendy cafés, restaurants, pubs and more. Membership options are quite affordable here; the priciest plan offers a dedicated desk for just $375 monthly. Despite the low rental costs, The Austin Place still comes with all of the office amenities you might need to tackle your daily tasks.
7. Create NY Space | Astoria
The Austin Place promises to be more than just a simple, shared office space, and primarily targets individuals working in creative industries. Not only can you can rent dedicated desks, but you’ll also have access to the creativity-inducing Huddle Room, enjoy bottomless cups of coffee and be able to get snacks from the bar. Some membership packages also include free entry to on-site events—such as entrepreneur growth classes, member art shows, networking events and happy hours.
8. DaniPad | Bayside
While the previous shared office space tailors its services to mostly creative entrepreneurs, DaniPad exclusively targets those working within the tech community. One of its most appealing features is the round-the-clock access it offers members—breaking traditional office hours to include night owls, who may work better in the dark. The coworking hub offers high-end workstations and amenities, as well as easy access to Manhattan.
9. One Eyed Studio | Ridgewood
One Eyed Studios can be found in a freshly renovated building on Ridgewood’s Centre Street, offering 190 studio spaces ranging from 100 to 1,000 square feet. The coworking hub—situated in an industrial warehouse—offers studios and loft workspaces of different shapes and sizes specifically aimed at creative individuals working in the arts sector. Rental fees depend on the size of the space and the amenities included; they typically range between $300 and $2,000 monthly.
10. GreenDesk | Long Island City
Let’s not forget about GreenDesk’s fantastic offices, located in the up-and-coming Northern Boulevard in buzzing Long Island City. The budget-friendly coworking hub rents out private offices for only $350 per month, with dedicated desks and virtual office spaces for similarly affordable fees ($199 monthly and $49 per month, respectively). Conference rooms can be leased for $40 an hour, while hot desks run for $30 daily—which is not much, considering you’ll have access to all of the top-quality, on-site amenities the shared office space has to offer.