5 Places for Focused Quiet Time in NYC

We’ve had those days where getting into the actual mindset for work was harder than actual work, which tends to lead to crazy procrastination. We grab more coffee, scroll through our Facebooks, call our moms…really anything before actual work.

Happily, for those days we really have to sit down and crank some productivity out, we like to use Croissant to find a good, quiet workspace. Here are our favorites below, but don’t worry! If we see you around, we’ll be sure not to distract you!

The Yard Columbus

With a row of individual study desks to keep you away from any distractions and the general peaceful vibe, The Yard at Columbus is perfect for solo study. And if you have to make a call there are cozy phone booths to the side so other people’s phone calls won’t be a distraction.


It’s like a a secret, quiet spot in the heart of midtown, which already gives it points. There are plenty of communal tables on a quiet floor, a sun washed roof deck, and large windows that bring in natural light. Also, let’s not forget the two big points: quiet and midtown.

The Commons

Don’t laugh, but we see The Commons as some majestic hall. The scope of the space with the skylight and high ceilings keep it roomy, but the carpeting keeps it quiet. If you’re going to make a phone call at your desk, it’s really no big deal because not everyone will hear you.

2 Park

This is perfect for an hour or two of super concentrated focus. It’s not in the most happening spot of Midtown East, so it’s super low-key (aka: plenty of room) and not loud at all which is what we’re really after.

Grind FiDi

This Grind outlet is off the usual beaten path— meaning not too busy and perfect for a whole day of focus. It’s super spacious with tons of nooks to keep to yourself. Plus, there are several pod-like seats that close you off with your own desk, so you quickly become master of your own focus.

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