Making the Most of Working at The Wilson

Coworking @ The Wilson

We call it The Wilson. It’s one of our spotless, energized NYC coworking locations. You will love working there.

The Wilson is located in midtown, at 15 West 27th Street in Manhattan and when it comes to convenience, it can’t get much better than that. It’s located steps from Penn Station, from the PATH train, and if you take the subway, from the 1, 2, 3, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R and W trains.

But there is much more to The Wilson than just getting there, because The Wilson is located in one of the most astonishing, fun neighborhoods anywhere. On your way to work, you can visit amazing places and see remarkable things. You can do that too when you run out for a latte or take a ramble over lunch hour. And when you slap your laptop shut and head for the door at the end of the day, you can meet friends or just hang out in some of the most interesting places you will find in any city.

What Will You Find in the Neighborhood Around The Wilson?

We apologize if we leave out the place you love the most. But here is the stuff we love to explore.

Bryant Park – Located a quick ramble north of the Wilson, this fabled pocket park is located on Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. You can’t miss it – it’s tucked right behind the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue. Bryant Park offers nice benches for sitting, a variety of small take-out eateries, and charming little stores. (Be sure to check out the holiday wonderland they create in December, not to mention the skating rink.) Plus, the park is home to concerts on many evenings. We love it, and we know you will too.

Madison Square Park – This magically beautiful urban spot is bordered by Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue and 23rd and 26th Streets. In other words, just a short walk from The Wilson. Madison Square Park is always a great place to plop down on a bench to relax or eat a bag lunch. But right now, something really spectacular is happening there. Through November 14th, a special installation called Ghost Forest is waiting for you. It was designed by the great architect Maya Lin, famed for designing the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, D.C. Still more programs happen throughout the year. But you won’t want to miss this one, it’s something really special.

Macy’s Herald Square

There are stores . . . and then there are stores. And of all the stores that ever were, Macy’s Herald Square is probably the greatest. For starters, it is the biggest store in the world, with a footprint that occupies land all the way from Broadway on the east to Seventh Avenue on the west, and from 34th Street on the South to 36th Street on the North. Macy’s is simply an astonishing place to visit. Although the annual Flower Show was on hold this past year, you’ll want to go when it happens again this coming spring. Then there are those magical windows when the Holidays come around. If you love New York you will love Macy’s. And if you think you don’t love New York, this magical store will change your mind.

The Empire State Building

Hey, what can we say? It is THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 34th Street. It will cost you a lot of money to take the elevator up to the top – upwards of $50 in most cases – so you might not want to do that. But you can stand on the street and look up at it and did we mention, IT IS THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING! New York would not be New York without it.

The New York Public Library - We have two different branches of New York’s fabled Public Library to recommend.

First, visit the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (also known as “The Main Branch”), a beautiful big New York landmark that is waiting for you on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Check out the two imposing lions who sit outside on either side of the main staircase. (They are named Patience and Fortitude and you can astonish your fellow Kettle workers by telling them that when you get back to work.) Be sure to visit the main reading room too, and check to see what lectures and special programs are happening.

Next, leave the Main Branch and ramble across Fifth Avenue to the newly renovated Stavros Niarchos Branch of the Public Library. It’s gorgeous and offers quiet areas to sit and read.

And something else about both these branches. Even if you do not live in New York City, you can now get a library card from either one . . . and you can borrow books! Can you beat that? Bet you can’t. It’s just one more benefit you can enjoy when you make your outings from The Wilson.

The Morgan Library – The Morgan Library and Museum, located at 225 Madison Avenue, is just a 10-minute walk from the Wilson. But boy, is it worth it! Half of the building is housed in the former mansion of the 19th Century tycoon Pierpont Morgan. The other half is a modern, welcoming modern museum kind of place. Please note that there is an admission fee, but the whole place is free on Fridays if you reserve online before you go.

The New Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

You won’t want to miss this. It’s a magnificent new waiting area in Penn Station, located in a corner of the main Post Office. The New York Port Authority just spent $1.6 billion to renovate it, and it looks like that money was well spent. There’s a 90 foot high ceiling, lots of airy glass. It’s pretty much a waiting room for trains. But as waiting rooms go, it doesn’t get any better than this.

All That Plus Food, Building Atriums, Theater and More!

When you work at The Wilson, you’ll be only about 15 blocks south of New York’s fabulous Broadway theater district. And do you know what? Plays are reopening. Think about buying last minute rush tickets at the TKTS booth on Broadway and 47th Street, due to reopen in mid-September. You wouldn’t pay full price, would you?

You can also meet your friends after work for a libation or a meal at one of hundreds of bars and restaurants in the area. You will find every kind of cuisine close by. There are also benches in the parks and building atriums where you can meet for a chat or just sit and watch the people.

As you can tell, we think this neighborhood is one exciting place to spend a workday – or a work week, or more. After you check out The Wilson, we are sure you will agree.

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