LIFE IN THE APPLE
by Melissa Kravitz
|Good morning NYC! Where are you working from today? –credit|
One of my favorite aspects of the NYC lifestyle is that so
many people do more than one thing. Ask
someone what they do and they may spew off a list of seemingly unrelated
careers: investor, blogger, model, and professional athlete may be a potential
combo, whereas other work as servers and singers or chefs and teachers. While many have traditional workplaces in
office buildings in Midtown or the Financial District, many others live a transient,
more bohemian lifestyle, working anywhere and everywhere with the appropriate work
environment. A sedentary lifestyle is not appropriate for so many in this metropolis.
My personality wouldn’t fit in a cubicle –credit
As a freelance writer (and occasional tutor and editor), I
do not have a solid workspace. The most
common place to find me is on email, and my business cards do not list a work address. I love this feeling of getting to pick a new
workspace at my leisure, or returning to the same coffee shop or library to try
and achieve my day’s projects.
|You can’t be too prepared to get to work –credit|
|NYPL is a lovely place to work, for many. |
I also like finding more untraditional workplaces- the only requirement is that they have internet access (so I can post informative and creative articles such as this one!) The MasalaWala is an Indian restaurant with Wifi, and Tasty Cafe has salads, pastas, and sandwiches for an all-afternoon working lunch with internet accessibility. The Ace Hotel has an enormous lobby full of plush couches, on which workers of all types lounge while drinking Stumptown Coffee. In terms of finding new workplaces, searching social-powered websites like Foursquare and Yelp for users’ lists of good workspaces has been highly successful for me.
|Networking at The Bean.|
|Yes, I’m also guilty of working at Starbucks…|