9 Newest Coworking Spaces in New York for 2016

Workers everywhere have been ditching the cubicles and coffee shops. Instead, they've been opting in to a collaborative open work environment. As a result, coworking is becoming more popular than ever. New spaces are popping up all over to meet this growing demand and bigger chains like WeWork have reached valuations in the multi-billion dollar range! Lately, it just seems like a new space is opening up every week in New York City.

These newer spaces follow a similar basic structure to their predecessors -- a combination of open seating and private offices, with flexible monthly plans available. But they add a distinct flavor and community of their own, and are worth checking out. If you’re shopping around for the latest and greatest coworking spaces, look no further. We have put together a list of all of New York City's newest spaces.


Source:  Officelovin'

Source: Officelovin'

Lair East - Opened March 2016

In a hundred-year-old SoHo loft on Broadway, you’ll find Lair East. Palm Drive Capital, a VC firm for early stage startups, and partner Huayuan Group, envisioned a bustling hub for startups and entrepreneurs. They brought in HomePolish designer Megan Grehl to carefully renovate the industrial loft into an inspiring workspace. She transformed it into a modern beauty, with glass and steel partitions. There are plants and Asian artworks scattered throughout the space.

Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 424 Broadway, Ste 602, New York, NY 10013
Croissant members welcome? Yes!


Source:  Officelovin'

Source: Officelovin'

CoLab Factory - Opened March 2016

CoLab Factory is a quaint 11,000 square foot space in the up and coming part of Downtown Brooklyn. The Brooklyn vibe permeates throughout the space, with exposed brick walls and clean finishes. Shane Barbanel, founder and CEO of CoLab-Factory, designed the space with variety in mind: the space caters to all different types of people. The vision is to help startups grow into robust businesses. The space frequently hosts evening events - with an impressive list of speaks for members on the topics of business and entrepreneurship. 

Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
Address: 14 Dekalb Ave. 3rd floor Brooklyn, NY 11201


Source:  Rough Draft

Source: Rough Draft

Rough Draft - Opened March 2016

Founded by two designers, Rough Draft is a work of art. Alison Zullo and Glenn Pajarito drew upon their creative backgrounds in the ad agency world. They wanted to create a comfortable and beautiful place to get work done, and they wanted to share that space with like-minded people. When you walk into Rough Draft, you feel like you're entering an artist's cozy living room. The studio is thoughtfully decorated with vibrant paraphernalia such as vintage posters, colorful pillows, and board games. Some of the best perks of Rough Draft? A massive design library with tons of resources to keep you inspired in your work.

Neighborhood: Williamsburg
Address: 402 Hooper St Brooklyn, NY 11211
Croissant members welcome? Yes!


Source:  Forbes

Source: Forbes

Thompson Square Studios - Opened January 2016

Robert Herrick was searching for an office for his creative agency, VisualHouse, when he realized that there were no perfect options out there. He wanted a curated, beautiful environment for getting work done. So he took things into his own hands, and created his dream workspace himself! Thompson Square Studios is located in SoHo 3rd floor penthouse. The space is classy, and simply luxurious. Work rooms look like they are straight from a fancy hotel showcase catalog, with the impeccably chosen decor and glamorous vibe. Some member perks include a person concierge, a screening room, and catered lunch. Herrick plans to open more locations in key cities around the US.

Neighborhood: SoHo
Address: 54 Thompson St 3rd floor, New York, NY 10012



Bklyn Commons - Opened March 2016

A newcomer in the Prospect Lefferts coworking scene, Bklyn Commons is a force to be reckoned with. Founder Jack Srour is a real estate developer and he has transformed the old Bond Bakery building into a magnificent workplace for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and teams alike. He sees the space as an experiment to get people connecting. The space itself feels very Brooklyn - splashes of unrestraint paint on the kitchen walls, modern artwork, and the piece de resistance - a sunny rooftop deck equipped with lounge chairs and a foosball table. It was basically made for summers in the city.

Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts
Address: 495 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY 11225
Croissant members welcome? Yes!


Source:  BKMag

Source: BKMag

Founders Workspace - Opened April 2016

Co-founders Abigail Palanca and Teresa Lagerman recently opened the doors to the cozy and comfy Founders Workspace in Windsor Terrace. 120 years ago, the building was home to the neighborhood's fire extinguisher store, but the space has been vacant for almost a decade. The duo has transformed it into a two story, 1250-square foot space. Palanca is a real estate broker, and Teresa works with startups to help with their marketing and branding. Together, the two of them put their heads together to create a workspace like no other!

Neighborhood: Windsor Terrace
Address: 553 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Croissant members welcome? Yes!


Source:  The Spaces

Source: The Spaces

Spring Place - Opened May 2016

Okay so Spring Place is not a traditional coworking space. With the price tag of $3600 monthly, it is an exclusive, members only clubhouse. But this new challenger to the long established Soho House deserves a mention here. Spring Place has specifically thought about workspace in a way that the former lacks. The three floor palace devotes two floor specifically for study time. Co-founder Francesco Costa envisions locations all over the world for jet setters who crave a place to work and serendipitously meet like-minded creatives.

Neighborhood: Tribeca
Address: 6 St Johns Lane New York 10013



Primary - Opened June 2016

Primary is the stuff that entrepreneur's dreams are made of. Cofounded by two early WeWork employees, Primary offers a different type of workspace. Instead of ping pong tables, there are meditation and yoga classes. Instead of pizza parties, juices and kombucha. The mantra is "You work best when you feel great", and it is manifested in the entire space. The vibe is zen but buzzing with the soft hum of positive energy.

Neighborhood: Financial District
Address: 26 Broadway, 8th Floor, New York, New York 10004
Croissant members welcome? Yes!



Hub - Opened August 2016

You may have heard of Grand Central Tech, the premier startup accelerator program that doesn't take any equity. The team at GCT has partnered with the NYC Economic Development Corporation to create Hub, a brand new 50,000 square foot space for entrepreneurs and companies addressing urban challenges. That includes things like energy, waste, transportation, agriculture, and water. Lucky companies will be awarded office space at well below market rate, as well as specialized programming to help their businesses grow.

Neighborhood: Midtown East
335 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017