Wifi spots on the Upper West Side can literally be life-saving! Living in New York is the dream – but let’s be real, you’re current living situation in New York is probably less than dreamy. Space is an issue, so we need to get creative to keep ourselves sane in a (studio… 300sq ft… with a roommate…) home.
And even if your mini-oasis is your dream home – working (or seriously concentrating) from your apartment can be tricky. So we have compiled a list of wifi-friendly work from “home” locations that will make you feel like your living space just tripled (and you won’t feel like you’re taking work to bed with you… literally).
Here are some great spots on the UWS that all have wifi… and none are called Starbucks.
Must try (while you focus): ispahan (fancy macarons) and a cappuccino. Small place, but if you time it right, you hit the jack pot.
Friendly local coffee shop environment with great space.
Lattes with cute foam art of a dog seem to be a thing here.
David Rubenstein Atrium
61 West 62nd St
Known for lots of space (!), close to subways, and voted best public bathrooms in Manhattan. Sandwich/coffee shop inside.
460 Amsterdam Ave
This is a vegan cafe and bakery with superb reviews and a very loyal following.
120 Riverside Blvd
Steps from the 72nd Street pier. Opens early. And if you like when owners remember their “regulars” (and their drink orders)… this is your super local-feel kind of spot.
Joe The Art of Coffee
514 Columbus Ave
Small space, long lines – but a really great coffee place which prides themselves on sustainable relationships, coffee, free wifi, and a loyalty card.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
Drinks are not allowed (like most libraries…). The second floor of the NYPL has tons of space and is super quiet. Downside: doesn’t open until 12pm.
By the way, if you’re looking for a guaranteed seat, check out these crazy affordable co-working spaces at The Ribbon (on 72nd Street).