How to find a hot desk in New York City

Creative freelancer in the West Village or contractor in the Financial District? Work from the perfect hot desk

There are many factors that make New York City a major destination for freelancers: a thriving creative community; thousands of companies looking for talent without the space to hire full-time; and an exciting mix of startups and enterprise businesses. 

The city itself runs programs providing freelancers with financial and legal advice, and the abundance of coworking spaces makes it easy to find community, even when you’re working for yourself. 

Hot-desking provides not only community, but flexibility and affordability as well. Working at different locations can keep you inspired through the week, while amenities like internet, coffee, printing, and stocked kitchens are included in a monthly fee.

At WeWork, our hot-desking membership gives you 24/7 access to a building of your choice: you can meet with a client before dinner, or schedule a breakfast brainstorm in one of our lounges. Plus, you can book meeting rooms and attend networking events at different locations across the city.

From the hustle of Midtown to the creativity of Gramercy Park, here are some of our best hot-desking locations in New York City.

Hot-desking at the center of the action

A stone’s throw from one of the world’s leading financial centers—amid a vibrant dining and bar scene—WeWork 200 Broadway puts you right in the action. Stop by and use our lounges and shared work tables, then take a video call from our soundproofed phone booths or bookable meeting rooms. 

For a break between meetings, walk through Battery Park or impress a client with the stunning views from One World Observatory. An onsite fitness center adds to the convenience of this location, and the modern, art-filled office space creates an impressive backdrop for meeting clients and wooing investors.

The financial district is also home to WeLive 110 Wall St, which offers stylish, temporary co-living spaces to employees traveling for work. Fully furnished apartments with world-class amenities provide a home away from home in a desirable location.

WeWork 125 W 25th St in New York.

Hot-desking in the hustle of Midtown

At the heart of the East Side business district, WeWork 205 East 42nd St is a lively home in which to grow your team. Walk to your favorite eateries, such as Chopt or Fusion Grill, and unlock fresh inspiration at one of the nearby galleries. In the wintertime, head to Rockefeller Center for ice skating with the team, or enjoy the seasonal markets in Bryant Park. 

Here, your team is surrounded by the biggest names in business—and our flexible agreements mean you can immerse yourself in this community, without breaking the bank. Take advantage of our light-filled lounges to kickoff a new project, or book one of our brainstorming areas for more collaborative sessions.

Hot-desking in the city’s creative center

At the intersection of Flatiron, Gramercy Park, and the West Village, WeWork West 18th St is a hotbed of creativity. Whether you’re a freelance designer or a budding artist, our flexible agreements make settling in easy, and you can host events to showcase your work in our lounge areas and dedicated events space. 

Nearby Rosa Mexicano is a great lunch spot for a client meeting, as is the historic Pete’s Tavern (opened in 1864) and the crowd-pleasing Gramercy Tavern. For a break between meetings, walk the High Line for views of the Hudson or head to Madison Square Park for a moment in the sunshine. 

WeWork 315 W 36th St in New York.

Hot-desking for the fun of it

Embodying elegance and style, our Midtown workspace at 142 West 57th St is steeped in the creativity of the nearby Theater District. Stay productive during the day with our agile workstations and private offices. After work, head to Carnegie Hall for some musical inspiration, or entertain clients with a Broadway show in true New York fashion. 

With frequent networking events, several printing stations, and free-flowing coffee on every floor, this location is built to fuel focus. Plus, if you’re having trouble coming up with your next big idea, write on the walls in our innovative brainstorming space. 

Finding a hot desk with stunning views

If escaping the bubble and gazing upon it from afar is your kind of inspiration, WeWork 81 Prospect St is for you. Located in Dumbo, this location makes it easy to tap into Brooklyn’s quirky and creative ambiance, and provides all the modern amenities your team needs to thrive. 

Reflect in the meditation room, work out at the fitness center, and enjoy the view of Manhattan from this collaborative workspace. After work, grab a drink with the team at Kings County Distillery, or head to South Williamsburg or Fort Greene for a show.

If you’re looking for a hot desk in New York City, WeWork’s flexible membership options and intentionally designed spaces help you stay productive—without losing a sense of community. Whether you’re new to the city or new to freelancing, WeWork has the space, flexibility, and convenience you need to succeed.

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