For many freelancers, joining a coworking space can feel like an unnecessary, extra cost. Working from home or from a Starbucks is certainly an option, but there are numerous benefits of having a dedicated workspace. Whether you’re looking for a place to hold meetings or want to find a community of other freelancers in your industry, coworking in Brooklyn doesn’t have to be expensive. These are five of the most affordable coworking options in Brooklyn.
In addition to low prices (shared desks are $275.00 per month or $15.00 for a single day), Brooklyn Desks has a long list of perks that make the cost even more appealing. Monthly members of this affordable Bushwick coworking space get free ZipCar memberships to use for business as well as access to a full kitchen, a relaxation room with ping pong and foosball, an outdoor terrace and weekly happy hours.
The concept behind Prosper GoWork is to transform empty, street-level retail spaces into small coworking spaces that feel like quiet coffee shops rather than full offices. The two locations in BedStuy and Crown Heights offer workspaces from just $99.00 per month, which includes reliable WiFi, 24/7 access, private phone booths and private meeting pods.
In addition to low costs ($49 per month for a limited plan and $99 per month for unlimited), KettleSpace stands out amongst Brooklyn’s affordable coworking spaces because of the number of locations. In addition to spaces in Bushwick and Williamsburg, a KettleSpace membership also allows you to access locations in Manhattan, so you’ll always have a desk to work at no matter where your freelancing takes you. KettleSpace keeps prices low by making use of restaurants during their off hours, making it an excellent choice for affordable working lunches or group meetings. Membership has other perks such as coffee, snacks, happy hours and events.
Sunset Park is home to some of Brooklyn’s most expensive coworking spaces, like Camp David where desks are $700 per month and the Hess, which follows close behind at $600 per month for a desk. Spark Workshop, on the other hand, is an affordable coworking option in South Brooklyn, with rates starting at $199 per month, paid quarterly. Although smaller than some of the other spaces in Sunset Park, Spark does offer some bonus perks like reservable meeting rooms and classroom spaces.
New Love City (Greenpoint)
At $350.00 for a monthly membership, New Love City isn’t the lowest priced coworking space on this list, but the fact that it includes unlimited yoga at the studio in the space makes it worth mentioning. In New York City, yoga classes can be in the range of $20 to $30, so the monthly coworking membership can easily be of great value if you’re an active yogi. As for office space, New Love City is a 1,100 square foot facility that offers a relaxed, minimalist atmosphere.