Even if you have a nine-to-five office job, the odds that you’ll work only those hours, exclusively in that space are slim. You have to hustle if you want to get ahead or even stay afloat in New York City, and that means putting in extra time whenever and wherever you can. Sometimes coming in early, staying late, and firing off a few emails on the subway is enough to give you a competitive edge. But more often than not, whether you’re working yourself or someone else, you’ll have to sacrifice some sweet personal time to make it big (or medium... or small).
It’s not always easy to find a proverbial room of one’s own. Your apartment is rife with temptations, like a bed for sleeping and fridge for checking. Your office is lousy with distractions, like babbling coworkers and inconsistent temperatures. Fortunately, the city is also awash with spaces to suit myriad labor needs: coffee shops.
Familiarize yourself with the basic cafe rules of conduct (tip; don’t just nurse one cup of coffee for like nine hours; don’t be a jerk), pack up that laptop, tablet, or Moleskine, and fire up those spreadsheets, screenplays, and Instagram butt pic sponcon posts at the best cafes for working remotely in NYC. We’re sure it’ll pay off in the long run.