Popular Picks: 12 of the Best Coworking Spaces in Manhattan

Manhattan office and coworking space is among the most locally abundant in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that a new coworking space opens up every week in the Big Apple. And, as more and more workers move away from a 9-to-5 desk job and toward the flexibility of the coworking model, we expect to see the number of Manhattan coworking spaces continue to rise. Plus, no matter what neighborhood you’re interested in, a coworking option is never far away. Below, we cover some of the most popular coworking spaces in Manhattan.

WeWork – 214 W. 29th St.

Address: 214 W. 29th St., New York, NY 10001

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It’s hard not to fall in love with the design of this coworking space in Chelsea, which spans seven floors of a modernized building that was originally completed in the 1920s. Come for the convenient location and stay for the world-class amenities and perks, which include micro-roasted coffee, uniquely decorated common areas and phone booths for total privacy. With subway connections to the 1, 2, N, Q, R, W, 3, and PATH just a few steps away, commuting is a breeze, and nearby after-work dining and drink options are abundant.

WorkVille NYC

Address: 1412 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10018

Located in the historic Fashion Gallery Building, this coworking hub is very easily accessible as it’s within the vicinity of both Grand Central and Penn stations, in addition to major transit routes and bus stations. Along with an excellent Garment District location, WorkVille NYC boasts exquisitely finished, move-in ready workspaces; on-site tech and office support; access to well-equipped conference rooms; and other fantastic perks, such as great views of Midtown Manhattan.

Members also have access to several lounges, cafes and three different terraces in the building. Property amenities at 1412 Broadway include on-site security, a lobby concierge and 24/7 tenant access — and the benefits don’t stop there: When you need to woo a client over lunch, there’s also a multitude of fine dining options just steps from the workspace.

WeWork – 85 Broad St.

Address: 85 Broad St., New York, NY 10004

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The Financial District WeWork space at 85 Broad St. was once the office of Goldman Sachs. Occupying five of the 30 stories in the building, the coworking hub combines the elegance of yesteryear with the tech of today. Located just a stone’s throw from the New York Stock Exchange, it’s also one of the most easily accessible coworking spaces in Manhattan — whether you’re taking the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and parking in the garage next door; taking the water taxi; or hopping on the 2, 3, 4, 5, J, R or Z subway lines.

The Commons NYC

Address: 157 E. 86th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10028

The Commons is one of relatively few coworking communities on the Upper East Side. Located in the historic Yorkville Theater building on East 86th Street, The Commons aims to stand out through care for community: Members here enjoy height-adjustable desks, a wellness room, lactation space, and acoustical phone booths, as well as newly renovated and furnished therapy rooms that can also be booked by the hour — an ideal flexible space for private consultations.

Meeting rooms are available for group sessions, while private offices and dedicated desks can serve the needs of solo entrepreneurs or small teams. Day passes are also available, along with unlimited access to The Commons after hours and on weekends.

Spaces – 1740 Broadway

Address: 1740 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019

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Much of what’s special about this unique space is not what’s inside, but what’s outside: Stunning city views and a private outdoor terrace that offers views of the storied, historic streets below. Central Park is just a short, three-block stroll away, as are the many restaurants and stores in Columbus Circle. Proximity to major subway lines at Seventh Avenue and 50th & Seventh Avenue — plus on-site parking options — make it easy to get to and from work when you pick this destination for your office activities.

Ensemble NYC

Address: 10 W. 37th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan, you’ll find one of the coolest coworking spaces in New York City. Within its 5,000 square feet of creative office space, Ensemble NYC is dressed to impress. Members here can choose between budget-friendly open desks, 24/7 access to dedicated spaces, private and virtual offices and more.

On-site amenities and services include access to conference and telephone rooms; high-speed internet; mail service; online booking; and printing and scanning services. Perks include a community library; communal space; and an equipped kitchen that’s stocked with organic coffee and tea, as well as purified water.

Regus – One Rockefeller Plaza

Address: One Rockefeller Plaza, 10th & 11th Floors, New York, NY 10020

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The iconic Art Deco building at One Rockefeller Plaza will make an impression on all who enter, whether for coworking or a business meeting. From the world-famous Manhattan address to the sight of the bold doorway, this coworking space is one that’s hard to forget. On-site amenities include a lounge, conference facilities, outdoor terraces, on-site coffee shop and many other top-notch coworking perks you would expect. Moreover, the adjacent Limani or Brasserie Ruhlmann make for perfect destinations for your lunch meetings. Nearby transportation options include subway lines B, D, F and M.

Blender Workspace

Address: 135 Madison Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Blender Workspace was created with inclusion in mind — and the attention to detail can be seen in every piece of artwork, music, furniture and other elements of interior design in this coworking hub. Plus, Blender also ensures exceptional community vibes throughout the workday and after hours by hosting fun and insightful events for members to enjoy.

Here, a guest day pass will unlock access to dedicated desks or cafe lounge spaces, but membership options also include flex passes, virtual offices, and cafe hot desks, as well as private and shared office spaces. The meeting rooms are also fully equipped to provide an engaging and inspiring experience, and members can enjoy a selection of lounges, privacy booths and a hospitality bar.

Regus – Brookfield Place

Address: 200 Vesey St., 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281

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Located on the 24th floor at 200 Vesey St., Regus’ Brookfield Place coworking space in Manhattan is a superb commercial site with stunning city views. Conveniently located across from the World Trade Center, this property is already home to famous corporations like Merrill Lynch, Nomura Group and American Express. This premium-furnished workplace also offers panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Statue of Liberty. When you need a break from working, the complex offers several upmarket stores, as well as excellent dining options. Public transportation options include the 1, C, E, R, and W subways, as well as the BXM18, M15-SBS, M20 and QM11 bus lines.

WorkHouse NYC

Address: 21 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036

Designed to cater to small- and medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs, WorkHouse stands apart through its intentional spaciousness. Designed from the beginning to offer more than the traditional office space range, WorkHouse suites easily allow for workstations to be six feet apart or more.

The massive, Midtown NYC coworking space incorporates 18 different meeting room spaces across 12 floors for daily use by members, as well as spaces for a variety of events. Each space is uniquely designed and curated to provide members the much-needed privacy to tackle their daily tasks, while still enjoying the great features of the common areas, which facilitate socializing and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs.

WeWork – 8 W. 126th St.

Address: 8 W. 126th St., New York, NY 10027

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Located right in the economic heart of Harlem, this WeWork offers open and airy shared office space designed to represent the future of work, while also honoring Harlem’s rich cultural legacy. (For example, design inspiration included Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and the Harlem Globetrotters.) “The Stoop” — a distinctive, wooden elevated seating area — feels as much like a stage or basketball court as it does a shared space or arena for connection. Moreover, the space is awash in natural light and boasts warm wood finishes, as well as vintage artwork and furnishings. And, converting two levels of the original building into a single WeWork office space has yielded high ceilings and a gorgeous design. Meanwhile, getting here is especially easy via public transportation, thanks to the location’s proximity to the 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 trains, as well as the Metro-North Harlem-125th Street station.

WeWork 135 Madison

Address: 135 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10016

A highly rated favorite among coworking regulars in the city, this NoMad WeWork location welcomes members to a bright, well lit, modern interior. Similarly, regular programming is designed to maintain a bright, energetic and fun community atmosphere.

At this site, the most flexible membership options include hot desk day passes and fully equipped meeting rooms that are even available by the hour. While dedicated desks are not provided at this location, WeWork 135 Madison offers several private office suites, as well as full-floor offices for dedicated space complete with tenant branding.

In addition to standard WeWork amenities, this dog-friendly Manhattan coworking space also offers excellent tech services, a wellness room, a mother’s room, event space and generous bike storage.

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Coworking in Manhattan is, in some ways, just like it is all over the world in that it offers freedom, flexibility and a sense of comradery. However, what’s different about coworking in the financial center of the world is the many unique options available; the fact that you can get off just about any subway stop to find a nearby coworking spot; and the unique amenities you’ll find in these locations that you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss

Eliza Theiss is a senior writer reporting real estate trends in the US. Her work has been cited by CBS News, Curbed, The Los Angeles Times, and Forbes among others. With an academic background in journalism, Eliza has been covering real estate since 2012. Before joining PropertyShark, Eliza was an associate editor at Multi-Housing News and Commercial Property Executive. Eliza writes for both PropertyShark and CommercialEdge. Reach her at [email protected]