Coworking Spaces Flourish in the Flatiron District
As one of the leading destinations for start-ups, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship, the Flatiron District is brimming with coworking spaces. Born out of entrepreneurs' need for a social work environment, coworking spaces today provide amenities and a network to fuel professional development. Coworking, a term coined by Brad Neuberg, now a senior software engineer at Dropbox, has come to represent the future of work: entrepreneurs working side-by-side with others pursuing their own ventures. While working independently, they share best practices and new ideas, in addition to their space and equipment.
Below is a list of existing coworking spaces in the Flatiron District. Each one has its own unique personality, and some even cater to specific industries, such as design, tech, or financial services. To learn more about membership, please contact each organization directly.
42West24, 42 West 24th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 691-0609.
With an emphasis on sustainability, 42West24 provides all the amenities of a coworking space with a conscious effort to reduce members' carbon footprints. 42West24 stocks non-toxic soaps and cleaners, provides recycled paper products throughout the office, and features conference room chairs produced from recycled Coca-Cola bottles.
The Assemblage NoMad, 114 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue.
Soon to open, The Assemblage NoMad is a crowdfunded endeavor led by the Prodigy Network. Members will have access to an in-person and virtual platform to connect with other users of The Assemblage coworking spaces.
Bond Collective, 115 East 23rd Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, (212) 738-9581.
With three floors and more than 35,000 square feet, Bond Collective's Flatiron location offers a plethora of services including unlimited beer and coffee, curated events, a pet-friendly environment, and lactation rooms for mompreneurs. Each floor has a unique layout and is tailored to both individuals and small groups.
Coalition Flatiron, 902 Broadway, at 21st Street, (212) 624-9200.
With a focus on tech industry sectors such as app development, graphic design, and software engineering, Coalition Flatiron offers members a Broadway address and close access to General Assembly for continuous learning.
Fuigo, 304 Park Avenue South, at 23rd Street, (212) 220-1910.
Interior designers can find a home at Fuigo, a holistic business management platform and office space specifically for interior design professionals. The space functions as a creative resource for designers, with a fully staffed library of design and vendor materials. Emphasizing the importance of design, Fuigo is meticulously furnished to provide inspiration throughout the space.
NeueHouse, 110 East 25th Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, (212) 273-0440.
Catering to leaders in the media, fashion, and design worlds, NeueHouse is a five-level space set in a former industrial building. NeueHouse offers a broadcasting studio, screening room, and private dining space, in addition to themed events around the arts and culture.
Rise NYC, 43 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 524-8300.
A self-proclaimed financial tech ecosystem, Rise NYC belongs to the Barclays Open Innovation Program, founded to facilitate the future of financial services. In addition to its diverse office spaces and its 100-seat auditorium, Rise NYC offers its members access to Barclays' mentorship and a global network of financial tech entrepreneurs.
Sovvos, 1140 Broadway, at 26th Street, (212) 537-3852.
Personalization is key to coworking at Sovvos. Members have access to an oversized desk station, a locking 3-drawer steel pedestal filing cabinet, and the choice of wireless and wired internet access. Just steps from Madison Square Park and The NoMad Hotel, Sovvos provides convenient access to the Flatiron District's favorite destinations.
The Yard: Flatiron South, 234 Fifth Avenue, at 27th Street, (212) 203-3601; Flatiron North, 246 Fifth Avenue, at 28th Street, (646) 259-3507.
Offering two locations in the Flatiron District, The Yard champions work, play, and learning in its coworking space. Featuring single-desk stations, to small group spaces, to private offices, both Flatiron locations of The Yard provide receptionist and storage services for members. The Yard's offices stay trendy with custom curated artwork.
WeWork Gramercy, 120 East 23rd Street, between Park Avenue South and Lexington Avenue, WeWork NoMad 79 Madison Avenue, at 28th Street, WeWork Park South, 401 Park Avenue South; (877) 492-7851.
With three spaces in the Flatiron District, WeWork pays homage to the historic character of the neighborhood in the design of its spaces while embracing its new identity as a destination for media and techonology. WeWork Gramercy offers amenities such as sound-proof phone booths, weekly networking events, and on-site community management and cleaning services.
QLabs, 16 West 22nd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, (212) 935-5637.
QLabs provides a coworking space for start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking to scale up their impact. Founded by Quotidian Ventures, a pre-seed fund investing in technology products, QLabs in the Flatiron District features a large open floor plan with two full kitchens and ample lounge and meeting areas for members to create, share, and grow.
Image via Rise NYC.