Up your Office Game - Your Guide to Downtown Workspaces

These days, more and more ambitious individuals are straying from the conventional workplace to take on new projects of their very own. Whether it’s full-time, with a small group of partners, or on nights and weekends away from their traditional 9-to-5 roles, a dependable workspace is a must.

For those in need of a space to focus on their next big thing, we’ve compiled a list of our favorites downtown.

The Roxy Hotel – Tribeca

We’re certainly familiar with this one, and we have a feeling you may be as well. While it serves as an eclectic events venue by night, the hotel provides a collaborative workspace by day in their Lounge & Bar. Stay fully charged with a coffee from Jack’s, or food offerings from the hotel’s all-day menu2 Avenue of the Americas, between Walker and White Streets

Fueled – SoHo
Offering a casual, laid-back setting, Fueled in SoHo provides an unpretentious, welcoming atmosphere to work in. Here, you’ll find a mix of plush leather couches, well-designed conference rooms, an awesome snack bar, ping pong tournaments and a great view of lower Manhattan. 568 Broadway, between Houston and Prince Streets 

Spring Place – Tribeca
Spring Place is a workspace that prides itself on connecting work, leisure and culture all under the roof of a monumental 140,000 square foot Tribeca building. They combine the hospitality of a boutique hotel with the professional amenities and services of a fully equipped world-class office. With an all-day restaurant and bar, catering and concierge services, state-of-the-art event spaces, on-site tech support, and more, Spring Place is a great option in the neighborhood. 6 St. Johns Lane, between York and Beach Streets

Spreadhouse – Lower East Side
Initially founded as a creative firm specializing in film production, Spreadhouse Coffee Bar and Lounge launched as a retreat for those who enjoyed a strong caffeine fix during the day, plus beer and wine once evening hit. After a trip to The Philippines, the two founders were inspired to build a space that combined the zen-like feel of an Asian retreat with the infectious energy of downtown NYC. 116 Suffolk Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets 

Projective Space – Lower East Side
Housed across a sprawling 7,200 square foot loft in the LES, Projective Space is one of the most buzzed-about work spaces in the city today. Welcoming both walk-ins and more long term companies, they have been the home to a vast array of tech startups such as Uber and Buffer. 72 Allen Street, between Broome and Grand Streets

NeueHouse – Flatiron
Located just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, NeueHouse is an expertly designed space spread across five floors of a 1913 Industrial building. By mixing work and social spaces throughout the space  designed by architect David Rockwell  they’ve created a unique environment catering to modern day media, fashion and design leaders. In case you’re cross country or across the pond, NeueHouse also has locations in Los Angeles and London. 110 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue

WeWork – SoHo
If you’re looking for solid networking opportunities to match an equally spacious place to get some work done, WeWork is the place for you. With several locations across the city, WeWork’s SoHo West location is housed out of a revived industrial-style building and features an array of co-working spaces and offices, including a large 28-seat screening room. 175 Varick Street, between King and Charlton Streets

Alley – Chelsea
With one of the most dynamic co-working spaces in NYC, Alley provides an all around next-level experience. Whether enjoying the beautifully designed spaces or one of the many private offices, they’ve done a superb job of offering technologically advanced amenities in a luxurious setting. 119 West 24th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues

Words by Colin Hardaway /& Sam Todd