30+ of the Best Places to Work Remotely in NYC (as Recommended by You)

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After my recent internet antics at Felix Roasting Co.’s gorgeous outlet at Hotel Hugo in SoHo, I asked my Instagram and TikTok communities for suggestions of places in NYC that are ideal remote spots. The only criteria were that they were visually appealing and had free wifi. The amount of places in NYC that fit the bill, according to the answers in the comments, honestly shocked me! From cafes to libraries to hotel lobbies, there are an abundance of beautiful places to work remotely in NYC, and I’ve compiled a list of them below, separated by setting and location. (Speaking of location, feel free to drop any more suggestions of the best places to work remotely in NYC’s outer boroughs. The current list is a tad Manhattan-centric.)

The Best Places to Work Remotely in NYC


Black Cat Cafe (LES)
Blue Stripes Cacao Shop (Union Square)
Peacefood Cafe Downtown (Union Square)
Cafe-Flor (Chelsea)
Cafe Serafina (Columbus Circle)
Capital One Cafe (Midtown East)
Dear Mama (Harlem)
Variety Coffee (Various BK locations)
Think Coffee (Williamsburg, various Manhattan locations)
Freehold Brooklyn (Williamsburg)
Principles GI Coffee House (Gowanus)
Brooklyn Roasting Company (Brooklyn Navy Yard)
Somewhere Good World (Bed-Stuy)

Best places to work remotely in NYC

Libraries/Public Spaces

Jefferson Market Library (Greenwich Village)
Pier 57 (Chelsea)
NYPL Main Branch (Midtown)
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (Midtown)
53rd Street Library (Midtown)
Washington Heights Library (Washington Heights)
Central Library (Grand Army Plaza)
Stone Avenue Library (Brownsville)
Hunters Point Library (LIC)
Riverdale Library (Riverdale)
Stapleton Library (Stapleton)

Best places to work remotely in NYC

Hotel Lobbies

Ludlow Hotel (LES)
The Roxy (Tribeca)
Greenwich Hotel (Tribeca)
Walker Hotel (Tribeca, Greenwich Village)
Public Hotel (Bowery)
CitizenM (Bowery)
Marlton Hotel (Washington Square Park)
Ace Hotel (Midtown)
Karen and Richard LeFrak Lobby at David Geffen Hall (Lincoln Center)
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Heights)

I hope this list of the 30+ best places to work remotely in NYC is as useful to you as it is to me. Happy working!… Well… as happy as working can be….

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