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Our Guide To The Coolest NYC Spots To Work That Are Not Coworking Spaces

We are huge fans of coworking spaces they aren't for everyone. Maybe you just want a cool spot to park in between meetings our to meet clients. Below are a few of my favorite spots to work at in NYC, maybe I'll see you there sometime. 

The Marlton Hotel: I cannot believe I'm actually telling you this but the Marlton is my all time favorite place to work. It has a cozy fireplace, is dog friendly (I aspire to have a dog to bring) and the staff is incredible (shout out to DeMarcus!). Oh, and the food and drink is on-point without being too hotel expensive. Plus it's one of the coolest places to spot celebrities (like you needed another reason to work there). 

Photo Courtesy Marlton Hotel 

Photo Courtesy Marlton Hotel 

Tom's Elizabeth Street: Yep, the incredible shoe company that has a 1 for 1 mission also has a sexy little porch area in the back of their store that is the ideal spot to spend the day kinda outside but also warm. With a tented porch and heat lamps it's the ideal spot to grab coffee at their cafe in the front and perch up in the back. Feels a bit like "glamping."

Photo courtesy of Racked 

Photo courtesy of Racked 

11 Howard Hotel Library: Another chic but hidden hotel that has an incredible library to make yourself comfortable for the day. The wifi is great and the people watching is glamourous. And if you are lucky you'll even get work done. 

Image courtesy of 11 Howard

Image courtesy of 11 Howard

Cha Cha Matcha: This brightly colored instagram mecca is also a great place to hole up and knock out some work. Every few minutes refill your matcha with one of their delicious and instagrammable offerings. 

Photo courtesy New York Cool 

Photo courtesy New York Cool 

Mah-Ze-Dar Bakery: Coffee + delicious pastries? What else can someone want? Take a seat at their beautiful marble back room and charge up at their standing charging stations found in the hallway. If you instagram while you work you might be so distracted by your insta stories and the pastries that you'll forget about the work you have to do. 

Photo Courtesy Grub Street

Photo Courtesy Grub Street

The Red Fleece Cafe: On Broadway below Brooks Brothers there is a whole cafe called Red Fleece. Take a seat at their oversized couches and order some coffee and stay for a while. Dare I say it reminds me a bit of Central Perk? 

Photo Courtesy Town & Country 

Photo Courtesy Town & Country