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NYC's 5 Best Cowork Spaces

The day-to-day grind at work can drag you into a rut, especially during these gloomy mid-winter stretches. Shaking things up is important to keep productivity and creativity at an all-time high. Whether you're a salaried employee working in an office at a cubicle, part of a start-up company taking care of business in a loft or a freelancer on-the-go, there are plenty of spaces in New York to supplement your work flow. The Big Apple is filled with "cowork spaces," a product of the Internet generation. For those of you looking to mix things up at work but stay productive, here are 5 work spaces to consider.
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REV offers a great cowork destination for professionals in the West Village/Meatmarket/Chelsea area. Spacious, well lit and with plenty of outlets to keep your productivity powered throughout the day, REV is known for a crowd that gets down to business without many distractions. They offer high speed internet, printing, and a continuous flow of coffee and snacks to keep energized. Pricing plans vary from monthly ($249/month + $25 sign up fee) or by the minute ($0.15/min) and hour ($9/hour).

REV is open Monday through Friday (9a-9p) and on Saturday (11a-7p).

Green Spaces
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Green Spaces credits itself as a place for those who incorporate values into their work; from social innovation and responsibility to environmental causes and nonprofits. Located on Broadway in Tribeca, this cowork hub is roomie and good for conference calls and meetings or suits the freelancer who is looking for a quiet space away from home or the local coffee shop to churn out some work. They offer wi-fi, a private mailbox and a kitchen with complimentary coffee and tea.

Green Space offers four different membership plans (Full Time, PREMIER EcoPreneur, EcoPreneur's CLUB and Day Pass) with prices that range from $550/month to $35/day. They are open Monday through Friday (9a-6p) and stay open late and on the weekends for members.

Con Artist
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For the artist in New York looking for a sizable space to work creatively, Con Artist is the location to service all your needs. Whether you're a painter, photographer or designer, you will have access to a photo studio, paper making equipment, a 4 color silk screen press, light boxes, work tables, various tools, computers, design and film software, storage for projects and supplies, and much more. And since they function as an art collective, Con Artist also holds public galleries every Wednesday.

Access to the Con Artist Collective will only set you back $50 for the year; many members pay for 24 hour access to the shared workspace, which starts at only $180 a month.

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With over 16K square feet of office space available, Alley NYC has something for everyone. Located in Midtown West, this cowork space offers private offices, private desks, and shared desks ($300/month) for freelancers working on their own or companies working in teams. Additionally, Alley NYC also has lounges, open areas and conference rooms for meetings.

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"Work hard, play hard" is a motto many people abide by, though career and partying tend to exist separately. A stop at SoHo's Fueled Collective will prove otherwise, as the former and latter coexist to create an ideal work environment.

Located in the famous Prince Building, Fueled Collective is already home to start-ups Foursquare, ZocDoc, Thrillist and many others. Six conferences rooms offer wide desks and ergonomic chairs. The meeting rooms counter the classic look with flat screens and Apple TVs, completing an ideal work space powered by high speed Wi-Fi.

Fueled Collective keeps your tank from reaching empty with free snack and coffee bars, a year-round ice cream cart and freshly made popcorn. You can also burn off those calories at their ping pong table or relax on the chillout couch.

Fueled Collective's location on Prince and Broadway in the heart of SoHo also make it a prime location to unwind from a day of creativity and ping pong with unlimited possibilities for after work fun.

A desk at Fueled Collective runs for $650/month (3 month minimum) and stays open 24 hours a day.

- E.J. Judge, CBS Digital

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