The borough of go-getters, the land of innovation, Brooklyn is by no means, “home to a faithful coworking community that’s hungry to get the job done.”
While there is certainly a multitude of creative coworking spaces in the New York area, the question is, “which one is right for me and my company?”
To help you figure out the answer we have put together a comprehensive list in 9 categories for all 41 co-working spaces that exist in Brooklyn.
Arts, Crafts, and Culture
Business in Boutique
Community and Non-Profit
Generation Startup Friendly
Health and Wellness
Law and Order
Science and Technology
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)
More Power to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses
This way, you all could spend more time figuring what is the difference and which one best suite your budget and standards.
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The SlideShare below gives you a geographic understanding and a small summary of each location.
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From open layout desks to furnished private offices, 100 Bogart is one of Bushwick, Brooklyn’s state-of-the-art coworking spaces complete with custom furniture, high-speed internet, a podcast studio, and many other top-notch amenities perfect for creatives of all types.
In addition to being located in some of Bushwick’s best eateries and eclectic art galleries, what makes this place especially stand out is that it offers underground parking and an accessible rooftop with panoramic views of Manhattan.
Best of all, members can bring their dog to work, if they so choose to.
Founded by Scott Adkins and Erin Courtney, Brooklyn Writers Space is an affordable coworking space that offers memberships to fellow part-time members and writers for as little as $135 a month (not including a one-time initiation fee) and $225 a month for full-time members (again, not including the one-time initiation fee).
According to its website, all locations have laser printing (bring your own paper), wifi, storage for $10/month, monthly reading series for writers, two private phone booths (Gowanus only), a roof deck (Gowanus only), and cocktail mixers for members.
Ever since it first opened its doors to the coworking world, “Brooklyn Writer’s Space served over 1800 writers,” according to its About page.
Founded in 2004 by a group of passionate entrepreneurs, Not an Alternative is a hybrid art collective coworking space and non-profit organization geared to providing those with an interest in art and philosophy a place to showcase their work and collaborate with others.
Now located in the Greenpoint area, members can take advantage of the space’s monthly desk area(s), kitchen, lounge, conference room, and gallery for everything from photo shoots to literary readings.
Since Not an Alternative is owned by a non-profit organization, rent is a tax write-off.
Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, NOWHERE STUDIOS IS A BESPOKE 2200SF COWORK SPACE geared towards those who enjoy putting a creative spin on their Latest projects while interacting with others in a cozy environment.
For only $150 a month, members can utilize the space’s many facilities including, but not limited to high-speed internet, a cozy wood fire stove, and a 2,000 square foot roof complete with hammocks and Adirondack chairs.
Did we mention that you can bake your own bread here? No kidding!
From the vintage decorative knick-knacks to the big windows covering the exterior of the building, Rough Draft is a creative coworking space that may look casual on the outside, but on the inside, people mean business.
Depending on what kind of project a company (or person) wants to pursue, members can take advantage of everything that the space has to offer from a creative resource library to bike parking. They even have computer equipment that you can rent.
According to its website, a new member trial is just $14 per day whereas day rates are $28 per day. For those who want to use the facility for an extended period of time, part-time membership is $240 for any 12 days within a 30-day period. As for full-time membership, it is $300 per 30-day period.
Located in the heart of Brooklyn itself, Bond Collective is a series of boutique styles coworking spaces founded by Shlomo Silber and his partner, Elie Deitsch, in 2012 in order to provide members with “curated spaces and premium services” that would help them get the job done faster 24 hours a day, 7 days a week such as daily cleaning service and complimentary fruit-infused water.
Depending on which space you go to, some spaces such as Bond Buskwick offer dedicated coworking space for as little $300 a month whereas some such as Bond Gowanus offer dedicated coworking space for as little as $350 a month and allow you to bring your pet to work.
Regardless as to which space you visit, anyone who is interested in renting out an office will receive 1 Month of free coworking space with A 6 Month Office Lease. Meanwhile, anyone who is a part of the referral program will earn 30% of their monthly rent.
By the way, for those interested in trying out the space at Gowanus, Bond Collective is currently offering free day passes.
Complete with “top-of-the-line equipment and serious co-workers,” HESS Brooklyn is a corporate chic boutique coworking space that offers lots of private offices and shared lounges for members to utilize.
For only $295 a month, those who are starting out get HESS Perks, plus, shared cowroking space, wireless internet, and 24/7 office access.
All amenities are included for each option a potential member chooses.
Industrious Brooklyn is part of a series of boutique coworking spaces that offers its members, “Three floors of newly renovated glass-enclosed conference rooms and private offices mixed with exposed bricks and a neutral palette.”
The space was open in February 2016. Since then, the space has incorporated a wellness room and many other helpful amenities into the facility.
According to some users on Yelp, the space is known for its overly friendly staff, which is a good thing to have when considering which space is right for your business.
Understandably, not everyone is a fan hearing about this famous brand of coworking spaces. However, for those looking for a more traditional, distraction-free business in boutique style coworking space, WeWork Brooklyn is often considered a good starting point.
Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork is regarded as one of the ultimate coworking spaces that made working in a coworking space a popular alternative to working in a traditional office space.
In addition to offering microbrewed coffee, business class printers, wellness rooms, and many other amenities not always found in coworking spaces across Brooklyn, what makes WeWork stand out in the Brooklyn area is that they utilize old, historical properties such as the one in South Williamsburg, which according to their website started out as a guitar factory, followed by a textile plant.
Depending on which location you want to run your business in, a dedicated desk at a WeWork space in Brooklyn can range from $450 to $700 a month whereas a hot desk can range from $350 to $500.
At this time, there are 5 different WeWork offices across the Brooklyn area, some of which you can bring your dog to work in. There are also locations in San Diego, Seattle, Los Angeles, and many other top United States cities.
In addition to offering the basic necessities such as free coffee, internet, and conference rooms, what makes Workspace Williamsburg unique is that they offer a variety of spaces and membership options for people to choose from. As such, this space is popular amongst businesses of all different disciplines looking to learn from one another.
According to one user, “When stumbling across this bright and warm workspace in Brooklyn, you may feel as though you’ve found an oasis…Paired with the cool but spontaneous decor, this professional space is sure to keep you relaxed but focused.”
For those interested in renting out the space, members can purchase either a day pass for $25 per person, five passes for $100, or ten passes for $150. Meanwhile, a dedicated desk area would start as little as $350 a month.
Founded by husband-and-wife team Erin Carney and Neil Carlson in 2009, Brooklyn Creative League is considered one of the first community coworking spaces to open in America–a coworking space for seasoned professionals, rooted in the community.
Conveniently located in Gowanus, BCL has earned a reputation for being the “o.g” Brooklyn coworking space due to its popularity among a diverse group of independent companies.
Here, members not only have access to the typical amenities, but also soundproof phone booths and discounts at local bars, restaurants, Blink Fitness, One Medical Group and more.
Located in the heart of Ditmas Park, Ditmas Workspace is a family-run open coworking space geared towards looking for a quiet, historical, secluded place to work in and not to mention offers good hospitality.
In addition to the typical office amenities, members also have access to a community of writers, editors, bloggers, telecommuters, and other professionals to help them craft their messages and advertise their businesses along the way.
For those interested in signing up, membership is $200 a month, with first and last month due at signing.
From mail handling to networking, Founders Workspace is a quiet, creative, collaborate workspace for local entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, make connections and do what they love in Windsor Terrace.
Depending on how frequently they want to utilize the space, members can choose from a variety of membership plans. They even have passes for 2 days, 4 days, 8 days, and monthly access — with prices ranging from $60 to $395/month according to their website.
A popular meeting ground for entrepreneurs, visionaries, and creative people alike, SmartSpace is a 24-hour coworking space complete with leasing options, drop-in rates, and hassle-free benefits.
Here in the Flatbush/Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, members get discounts on parking, printing, conference rooms and fully furnished offices. They also get access to members-only networking events.
For those who want to rent office space, rates can be as low as $900 a month whereas a “hot desk” could go for as little as $40 a day. Meanwhile, a dedicated desk could cost up to $400 a month. As for monthly memberships, they can start as low as $250 a month.
Originally built for the US Brass Company in 1963, The Brass Factory has since then turned into a stunning coworking space, “flooded by natural light, generous service, and a vibrant international community.”
Considered, “the largest uninterrupted coworking space in America,” The Brass Factory carries a wide, diverse group of coworkers from all different backgrounds and disciplines.
For only one flat fee, members get all access to all of the amenities available.
Founded in May 2014, The Compound Cowork is a 24 hour, independent coworking space that aims to create a space for “healthy productivity” by building workspaces made out of reclaimed wood and hosting community gatherings and art openings.
Here, members are encouraged to take advantage of the Bikram yoga studios right next door and spend a few hours relaxing in Prospect Park. This way, they would be better able to live and work-life balance and interact with others from different backgrounds and work disciplines.
Seating is available for $225 per month on a first come, first serve basis whereas an individual dedicated desk is $375 per month.
Opened since February 2013, Brooklyn Works at 159 is a flexible, startup-friendly coworking space located at Greenwood Heights offers its members unlimited coffee and tea, lockable desks, happy hours, and many other benefits guaranteed to help them get through the grit and grind of the Brooklyn Startup community.
While day passes are $15 per day, a 10 day drop-in pass is available for $100 a year.
Meanwhile, for those interested in renting a one person private office, prices can start as low as $475 a month.
More than just a place that serves free coffee and a comfortable space to work in the Brooklyn area, Class & Co. is an educational, community-based coworking space that offers its fellow young entrepreneurs a meditation room, healthy snacks, and daily access to classes and event talks, among other benefits.
Since October 2018, Class and Co. has offered its members 24 hour access to all of its amenities. This way, whether they’re looking to schedule a meeting with a local patent attorney or brush up on their negogiation skills, they would be able to do so in a safe environment.
At this time, they are offering day passes for $20 per person and flexible desk space for $250 a month.
A popular place for startups and small businesses to get their feet off the ground in, The Yard is a creative coworking space complete with a maze of private suites, shared desk space, and original artwork is always on display, sometimes from members themselves.
For only $225 a month, members can rent a shared desk Monday through Friday. Meanwhile, for those who want a dedicated desk in a shared office, prices can start off as little as $325 a month.
Of course, for those who want more variety in their startup coworking space life, there are more expensive options.
Looking for a good, startup-friendly coworking space that offers nightly membership plans? In that case, Brooklyn’s very own Work Heights might be the answer!
Located in the Crown Heights area, Work Heights is a membership-based coworking space that is catered mainly towards small business owners, freelancers, and independent remote workers of all different backgrounds looking for a place to collaborate with one another.
For those interested in working at Work Heights at night (and on the weekends), the space currently offers a membership plan for as little as $165 a month.
As for the memberships, in addition to the usual benefits, Work Heights offers desks that come with power and Herman Miller Caper Chairs for all of its members.
At this time, Work Heights has two locations located a block and a half from one another. This way, fellow entrepreneurs can move to whatever location is more fitting for them at that exact moment.
Playing at the intersection of a yoga studio and community coworking environment, New Love City is a movement experimental coworking space located in the Greenpoint area that offers its members free yoga classes in a light-and-music-filled space and of course, places to work and collaborate with others.
For those who want to try out the space, potential members can purchase a day pass for $40 per person. Meanwhile, those who want to spend a little more time in the space can purchase a week pass for $100 per person. As for monthly passes, they are $300 per person.
Regardless as to what type of pass you choose, all of these options include yoga lessons.
Founded in 2008 to give fellow spiritualists a place to interact with others of different faiths and beliefs while succeeding in Saint Lydia’s is a converted storefront that allows others to socialize in and outside of working hours.
In addition to offering free coffee, tea, and lunch, Saint Lydia’s also provides its members with a photocopier, printer, and a place to practice yoga and other forms of mediation.
According to its website, because Saint Lydia’s is both a co-working space and a dinner church, members can pay what they can afford for full-time work usage (3-5 days a week) in the range of $160-$220/month. For those who want to try out the space for free, potential members can email them for a free one-day trial.
You DON’T need to be Christian in order to join. All are welcome! 🙂
Established in 2018 by fellow lawyers and entrepreneurs, Legal Link is one of the few attorney-based coworking spaces in the Brooklyn area to give attorneys a place to call their work home away from home.
In addition to providing attorneys with short-term and long term office rentals, Legal Link also provides its clients with virtual law offices and meeting rooms. This way, they would be better able to interact with their clients about everything from figuring out how to patent an idea to recognize the differences between trademarks and trade secrets.
According to its website, prices start as low as $150.00 per month for those who wish to utilize the Start Up package (mail service, premium business district address, discounts on meeting room use, and much more). This way, fellow attorneys who wish to start their own businesses can do so without having to quit their day job(s) or fear making a risky decision.
Founded in February 2017 to give fellow entrepreneurs a chance to help sustain the planet and provide them a place to file a plant patent, AgTech X is the only coworking space in Brooklyn, New York focused on food and agriculture.
In addition to offering its members clean, sustainable desk space, AgTech X also grants its members a creative, co-working lab, perfect for sustainable food & agriculture researchers, innovators, career transitioners, and investors alike.
At this time, AgTech Z offers its members three types of memberships:
The Flex membership, which consists of 8 hours of usage a week, free classes & more ($100 a month)
The Flex+ membership, which consists of 15 hours of usage a week and extended resources ($150 a month)
The Co-Working membership, which grants its members 24-hour access to all of its resources ($250 a month)
Affordable, flexible, and most importantly, eco-friendly, Green Desk is an environmentally supportive coworking space that offers its members private office spaces for as little as $350 a month, dedicated desks for as little as $199 a month and a hot desk option for as little as $150 a month.
Other than the fact that every building contains recycling bins for everything from paper to electronic waste, what makes this space especially eco-friendly is that they utilize eco-friendly products and a combination of renewable and traditional energy sources.
Best of all, you can bring your dog to work here at no extra charge!
Founded by fellow entrepreneurs Erez Shternlicht and Mazdack Rassi to give fellow Industry City tenants a place to showcase their fondness for makespaces, Camp David is a coworking space that is open 24/7 to allow anyone who wants to combine their loves for makerspace culture and entrepreneurial culture together to do so.
Inside the space, users can take advantage of the spaces many features including but not limited to furnished workspaces, a courtyard with wifi, gym access (including showers and lockers), conference rooms, a full-service cafe, maker space, soundproofed content studio, lounges, and an office manager/concierge.
For those who currently live in Industry City, Camp David offers its members a neighborhood rate. Otherwise, its work lounge starts at $300 a month whereas an assigned desk can start at $600 a month.
For those interested in film, television, gaming, social media, advertising, design, animation, music, mobile apps, transmedia, and many others, the Made in NY Media Center is regarded as one of the best places to go to for those interested in combining art and technology.
Other than the fact that the center provides its members with classes and an art gallery, what makes this state-of-the-art coworking space stand out is that it offers an incubator on its premises. This way, no matter what your skill level is, anyone who is interested in succeeding in today’s artistic entrepreneurial market can do so.
Looking for a unique coworking space that allows you to embrace your inner Brooklyn city designer and bring your pet to work? In that case, Pencil Works may just as well be up your alley!
Located in the Landmark Pencil Factory building in Greenpoint, Pencil Works is a STEAM-based coworking space that is open 24/7 and integrates “Great commercial industrial design with mixed old school factory charm”, as well as the latest VR and AR technologies according to another list of Brooklyn coworking spaces.
While most of its current members specialize in marketing and architecture, anyone who is passionate about combining arts and technology together is welcome to join. Not to mention that it’s also a good place to meet up with a software patent attorney.
For those who enjoy biking around the city, PencilWorks offers a fleet of Brooklyn Bicycles to get around the neighborhood.
SPark Workshop Brooklyn is a STEAM center coworking space that is heavily focused on wood and is located in the heart of Sunset Park at Industry City.
In addition to the usual amenities such as free coffee and a meeting room, SPark also contains 15 private studios ranging from 200 to 400 square foot, a classroom space, a wood shop with all of the necessary tools available (including a drill press), a freight elevator, and best of all, a laser cutter.
For those especially interested in architecture and/or makerspace culture, visitors can take advantage of the space for as little as $199 a month (paid quarterly). Meanwhile, shop + storage is $306 every three months.
A newcomer to the Brooklyn coworking scene, Ethel’s Club is considered the first private membership club and workspace created by people of color for people of color to work and collaborate with others in a safe environment.
According to its website, Ethel’s Club will be hosting a two-month-long “soft launch” starting June 2019, which will allow potential members and investors to test out the following: a cafe, a workspace with high-speed wifi and outlets, a comfortable social lounge with couches and chairs, Art installations from local artists and photographers, and programs and events centered around black and brown culture.
For those in the area looking to try out the space, now is a good time to sign up and purchase tickets in advance.
While most women-led coworking spaces would define women from a biological standpoint, New Women Space is one of the few that targets women, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals according to its About page.
Founded in 2016 by fellow entrepreneurs Sandy Hong and Melissa Wong, New Women Space originally started out as a 30-day pop-up space. However, since then, it has continued to evolve. No longer is it just a place for women to work and network with other women under one roof.
As of now, the space offers Sustaining Memberships, Space Rentals, a Retail Store, an Event cafe, and of course, a multitude of events and other opportunities for women to collaborate with one another.
Speaking of events, once a year, New Women Space hosts a Hustle Fest for anyone looking to brush up on their business skills.
Opened since 2016, The Wing has been considered one of the main coworking spaces across America to give fellow female entrepreneurs especially a beautiful, collaborative workspace to work, collaborate, and learn in.
Depending on where your business is located, The Wing offers a plethora of amenities for even busy working mothers to take advantage of such as a pump room and a beauty room.
Here in Dumbo, members can take advantage of The Wing’s shows and lockers, phone booths, conference rooms, beauty room, Perch cafe, wellness rooms, and podcast room while enjoying the view of the Brooklyn Bridge for as little as $185 a month.
In some locations, The Wing offers a room called The Little Wing for mothers to drop off their little ones right before it’s time to interact with another client such as the one in San Francisco.
Of course, anyone can take advantage of The Wing’s many features so long as they’re willing to get along with their fellow coworkers.
There you have it, everyone! A complete, comprehensive list of all of the coworking spaces that exist in Brooklyn as of 2019.
Arts, Crafts, and Culture
100 Bogart – Great for those looking for a state-of-the-art, dog-friendly creative coworking space
Bat Haus – Great for those looking for an artistic space that also offers a private backyard
Brooklyn Writer’s Space – Great for writers serious about writing
Friends Work Here – Great for art enthusiasts who enjoy working in a boutique style collaborate environment
Not an Alternative – Great for those looking to pursue their creative passions under a non-profit organization
Nowhere Studios – Great for those looking for a place to bake bread in while practicing their arts and crafts skills
Park Slope Desk – Great for artists looking for a quiet, historical building to work in
Prosper Gowork – Great for creative types looking for a place that provides all of the basic necessities for as little as $100 a month
Rough Draft – Great for those looking for a quirky place to get the job done in
SHARED Brooklyn – Great for those looking for a space that provides its members with natural lighting and a good view of New York Harbor
The Bakery Brooklyn – Great for those looking to hold photo shoots in a former kosher bakery
Business in Boutique
Bond Collective – Great for those looking for a stylish place that offers “curated spaces and premium services”
HESS Brooklyn – Great for those looking for a place that offers “top-of-the-line equipment and serious co-workers”
Industrious Brooklyn – Great for those looking for a place that offers a wellness room, conference rooms covered with tasteful glass walls, and overly friendly staff members
WeWork Brooklyn – Great for those looking for stylish coworking spaces located in historic buildings
Workspace Williamsburg – Great for those looking to collaborate with different businesses from different work backgrounds in a boutique coworking space
Community and Non-Profit
BKLYN Commons – Great for those looking for a secluded, family-owned business right near Prospect Park
Brooklyn Creative League – Great for those looking for a historic coworking space that offers its members discounts on Zipcar, Blink Fitness, and One Medical Group facilities
Ditmas Workspace – Great for those looking for a family-run, quiet, secluded coworking space to get work done in
Founders Workspace – Great for those looking for a community coworking space located in Windsor Terrace
Smart Space – Great for those looking 24-hour coworking space complete with leasing options, drop-in rates, and hassle-free benefits
The Brass Factory – Great for those looking for a newly renovated space, “flooded by natural light, generous service, and a vibrant international community”
The Compound Cowork – Great for those looking for a coworking space that is located next to Bikram yoga studio
Generation Startup Friendly
Brooklyn Works at 159 – Great for those looking for a flexible, startup-friendly coworking space located at Greenwood Heights
Class & Co. – Great for young entrepreneurs looking for an educational, community-based coworking space that offers a meditation room, healthy snacks, and daily access to classes and event talks
The Yard – Great for those looking for a space complete with a maze of private suites, shared desk space, and original artwork created by members of the space itself (most of them, anyway)
Work Heights – Great for those looking to work in the Crown Heights area at night (and on the weekends) for as little as $165 a month
Health and Wellness
Brooklyn Boulders – Great for rock climbing enthusiasts looking for a place to work and network in
New Love City – Great for enlightening yoga enthusiasts with a space to work, network, and collaborate with others inside and outside
Saint Lydia’s – Great for spiritualists looking for a quiet place to collaborate in
Law and Order
Legal Link – Great for attorneys looking for a simple, tasteful coworking space
Science and Technology
AgTech X – Great for those looking for a space that is heavily focused on food and agriculture
Green Desk – Great for those looking for a dog-friendly, environment-friendly workplace to work in
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)
Camp David – Great for those looking for a space dedicated to makerspace culture in Industry City
Made in NY Media Center – Great for those looking for a space that offers a Podcast Certification Program and an artistic incubator
Pencil Works – Great for historical building enthusiasts looking to utilize the latest and greatest VR and AR technologies into their work
SPark Workshop Brooklyn – Great for those interested in working in a historic building to make their architecture and makerspace dreams a reality
More Power to Women and Minority-Owned Businesses
Ethel’s Club – Great for those looking for a space dedicated to entrepreneurs of color
New Women Space – Great for those looking for a space that is open to women, femme, queer, transgender and gender nonconforming entrepreneurs
The Wing – Great for women-led businesses looking for a place to interact with other women
In the meantime, are they any others that we missed that you think deserve a mention? Let us know in the comments below!
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