If you’re lucky enough to pamper yourself to some work time outside the office, New York City is a great place to do it. Between the endless amount of co-working spaces, cute cafes, and hotel lobbies, there are so many aesthetically-pleasing spots to pull off a glamorous “work from home” shift. In this guide we’ll give you all sorts of options…from sipping coffee at a cozy coffee shop to shared spaces with like-minded individuals. Check out our favorite places to work remotely in NYC:
1. The Ace Hotel
Starting off our list is Midtown’s Ace Hotel, where the sleek interior, ample amount of leather couch seating, and elongated tables make for a great place to work for hours on end. Not only is it stylish and offer free Wi-Fi, but it also has all day snacks and sits right in among the hotel bar which has an awesome coffee counter and cocktails once the clock strikes 5.
Where: 20 W 29th St
2. The Hoxton Williamsburg
Nestled right into the heart of the bustling Williamsburg neighborhood sits The Hoxton, whose warmly lit lobby is the perfect place to pull up a chair. Choose to hang out for a few hours in the common area, or up the anti and book one of their bright and beautiful workspace rooms that are perfect for meetings, off-sites, and corporate events. Not to mention there’s some incredible good F&B options around you and rooftop pool seating too in the summertime.
Where: 97 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
3. Citizens of Soho
This Australian restaurant and cafe is the perfect food/work situation that can get you through your remote work day! Of course it’s a great spot for all coffee lovers since the roasts they offer are immaculate, but the food is incredible too. Come for breakfast and stay awhile past your morning meeting. You may even strike up conversation with their lovely employees!
Where: 201 Lafayette St
If you are either a fully-remote employee or someone who likes collaboration, we recommend NeueHouse near Madison Square Garden. This co-working space is one of the most stunning places to work, and although it comes with a paid membership…it’s worth the price. It’s home to world-class private studios, common areas, broadcast and podcast facilities, conference rooms, private phone booths, and a whole lot more. Learn more about memberships here.
Where: 110 E 25th St
We may be biased because we love their coffee, but Devoción is just such an inviting remote work option. They have a bunch of locations scattered across NYC, but we always find ourselves at the Williamsburg location. Something about watching the hustle-bustle of the baristas can draw inspiration on the toughest of days, and the soaring open-floor plan day-lit space with tons of plants makes it feel like you’re in a Narnia of coffee botany.
Where: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn
6. citizenM Bowery
CitizenM hotel won’t only just allow you to work peacefully and efficiently, but it was also offer you the best game of iSpy you’ve ever played. This hotel lobby (“The Living Room”) is of course filled with communal tables, charging outlets, and lounge seating…but the quirky and modern art memorabilia on the walls and surrounding areas makes it fun to have your eyes wander during a lunch break. Not to mention it has a lovely rooftop bar for after work, as well as a prime LES location right near Russ & Daughters, Freemans, and more.
Where: 189 Bowery
7. Variety Coffee, Multiple Locations
With tons of locations now open around NYC, Variety Coffee is a no frills coffee shop that makes for a good WFH environment. Snag a table for a few hours and spend some time tasting exotic roasts of coffee that you’ll only find at Variety.
Where: Find your location here
8. NYPL Main Branch
We’d be foolish to leave out this gorgeous NYC library where you can spend hours admiring the architecture. The famous Rose Reading Room in Midtown Manhattan welcomes all patrons to quietly work from Monday – Saturday and is a great spot to seek quiet time to hunker down and get to work.
Where: 476 5th Ave
9. Freehold Brooklyn, Williamsburg
The versatility of Freehold Brooklyn is unmatched, and the 8,600 square foot coffee shop and bar/restaurant is award-winning for a reason. You can do just about anything you want here, from working on your laptop in the courtyard to challenging a coworker in the game room. It’s a lovely public space for all which also includes a restaurant, live music nights, comedy shows, and more. You’ve probably never seen such a day-into-night transition as you have here.
Where: 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn
10. Hunters Point Library
How about a remote work option with a view? Hunters Point Library in Long Island City offers not only waterfront views of Manhattan, but also 22,000 square feet and multiple floors of workspace. There’s always open tables and the WiFi is 100% free!
Where: 47-40 Center Blvd, Queens
11. The Farm SoHo, SoHo
Another paid co-working space is The Farm SoHo, whose fully furnished organic rustic Americana style vibe will make you feel like you’re working in your living room. Of course the downtown location makes it perfectly located, but the amenities like 24/7 access, conference rooms, phone booths, printing & scanning, and more make it worth a membership. There’s also day passes available! Learn more here.
Where: 447 Broadway
12. Book Club, East Village
We think the name speaks for itself with this place. Book Club Bar is where you can get some work done…or scout for your next read. The cozy independent book store and bar is of course filled with shelves of novels, making for the workspace feel of a den. Their selection of coffee, teas, and snacks in the morning pair nicely with the vibe…or you can order alcohol later on for late night workers.
Where: 197 E 3rd St
13. The Ludlow Hotel
Complete with leather couches, a fireplace, and dimmed lighting, The Ludlow Hotel lobby just feels like home. Cozy into some furniture for a few hours at a time and spend your lunch break browsing the cafes and bakeries around the corner. Trust us, it’s worth it.
Where: 180 Ludlow St
14. 22 Vanderbilt
22 Vanderbilt is incredibly underrated and is the definition of if you know you know. This workspace offers 1.1 million square feet of “hospitality, amenity, and cutting-edge Class A office space across 29 stories with direct in-building lobby access to Grand Central Terminal.” It’s a co-working heaven and is steps away from Bryant Park too where you can grab lunch. Learn more here.
Where: 335 Madison Ave
15. PUBLIC Hotel
Elevate up the Instagram-worthy escalators and secure a spot in the lobby of the iconic PUBLIC Hotel. The space is filled with loads of white couches and wood tables that offer beautiful window views of trees and the NYC skyline. Maybe even challenge a fellow coworker or stranger to a game of pool during your lunch break?
Where: 215 Chrystie St