INWOOD — Inwood's artists, telecommuters and freelancers will have an alternative to the coffee-shop-as-office next month, when Bread and Yoga launches its ambitious new co-working space.
The space, located in the kitchen of Bread and Yoga's newly opened 5000 Broadway studio, will feature a large table, Wi-Fi, coffee and a lounge that mobile workers can access for either a monthly fee or a per-use charge.
Studio owner Marcela Xavier told DNAinfo New York in November that the goal was to create a welcoming alternative to cafes, many of which are starting to shun laptop use, while also providing a collaborative space for the neighborhood's workers.
"We're trying to create a creative environment where you can do what you need to do as a worker," Xavier said in November. "If you want to put your headphones on, you can. But if you want to have more interaction with people, you can have that too."
Xavier added: "It's about establishing a community of workers where people can actually help each other out."
Customers looking to occasionally use the space can pay $13 per visit, but residents can purchase monthly memberships that range from $96 and $200 per month based on the number of weekly visits.
The space will be available for use starting Jan. 13 and will have hours of 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bread and Yoga will be hosting an open house for the space on Jan. 12. For more information visit www.breadandyoga.com/newsite/co-working/