New York City is known as one of the most expensive cities in the world, so finding a free workspace can be a challenge. However, there are still plenty of options available for those who are looking to work for free. In this article, we will be listing the ten best free workspaces in New York City.
Below are 5 of the best free spaces to cowork from in New York, measured on atmosphere, community, location, and noise levels.
- Arlo Hotel
- New York Public Library
- The Ace Hotel
- Adams Street Library
- New York City Technology Library
1. Arlo Hotel
Arlo Hotel Hudson Square creates generous communal spaces for working, gathering and soaking up the fast fiber Wi-Fi. The hotel lobby shares the spacious premises together with Hudson Square’s library lounge and makes it a perfect free workspace that is opened 24 hours.
2. New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is one of the best places to work for free in the city. With over 90 locations, the library offers a quiet and comfortable space to work, along with free Wi-Fi.
3. The Ace Hotel
The Ace Hotel offers a free lobby workspace that is open to the public. The space features comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi, and a coffee shop.
4. Adams Street Library
Adams Street Library offers several co-working spaces that are free and open to the public. These spaces are located throughout the borough and offer free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and other amenities.
5. New York City Technology Library
The New York City Tech Library offers a free co-working space for students and the public. The space includes free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and other amenities.
So what next?
If you’re new to flexible working scene or just looking for something a little more special than the average commercial chain offering coworking then head over to Othership to see our range of free & unique workspaces.
We have over tonnes of spaces with many totally free to book, and if you become a premium member you can then save up to 50% off or grab a free coffee across our curated network of partner venues.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are these workspaces in New York really free?
Yes, you can use these workspaces for free! There is no charge for the use of a table in these venues to work from. Some of them even include a free coffee for Othership members
Do I have to pay for the Wi-Fi?
There is no extra charge for Wi-Fi in the free workspaces we recommend.
Is there a stable Wi-Fi connection in free workspaces?
The workspaces that you can book via Othership have all been tested and verified. A good Wi-Fi connection and power plugs are our main criteria when selecting spaces.
Aren’t free workspace very noisy?
We select the venues we recommend carefully. They’re never as quiet as a library, but the noise-level allow for a good work environment.
Can I bring my dog to free workspaces in New York?
There are spaces that allow dogs and some that don’t. We recommend you browse through these dog-friendly venues!
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