Three locations; 212-961-1300; wework.com
Unlike most traditional rent-a-suite centers (Regus, Select Office Suites), WeWork emphasizes interplay among networking, labor, and community. At the Soho location (170 offices on five floors; there’s a waiting list), the comfy lounge is straight out of a chic college student center. Midtown (200-plus offices at 34th and Fifth) has rooms for billiards, foosball, and naps, and a floor dedicated to media and music. Monthly wine-and-cheese “happy hours” get workers circulating—and launch cross-tenant deals. All office plans are month-to-month turnkey arrangements that start at $275.
Best Shared Office Space
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).