Chill Spots for New Yorkers to Kick Up Their Feet During a Hectic Workday
In a city known for crowds and noise, pleasant, quiet spaces can be a rare blessing when it’s time to cool your heels for a moment- or use a clean restroom while out and about. Paris has countless spots to sit on a lovely shaded bench to pause during a hectic day- NYC- not so much.
As a real estate broker I find myself running around to various spots in Manhattan every day, often with gaps between appointments. And other than a brutally crowded Starbucks- with the terminally closed restrooms and seats populated by all day freelancers- I'm often at a loss. I love Joe and the Juice but it's louder than Studio 54.
Here’s a short list of my favorite spots to chill:
The David Rubenstein Atrium - 61 West 62nd Street (West of Broadway)
An impressive and soaring indoor public space, which often hosts performances and an on-site Wichcraft. (Link)
Alice Tully Hall - 1941 Broadway (Between 65th and 66th)
Perfect spot for an afternoon bite- a stunning glass pavilion- always available seating and great people watching. (Link)
The Plaza Food Hall - Plaza Hotel (59th and 5th)
Lots of great fast casual dining options and the perfect spot to take out-of-towners. (Link)
Rose Reading Room, New York Public Library (42nd and 5th)
Straight out of Harry Potter's fantastical world- one of our city's great treasures. (Link)
Foragers in the Gem Hotel - 300 West 22nd Street
Popular spot for digital nomads- a freelance favorite with a trendy vibe and incredible homemade self-serve food. (Link)
The Marlton Hotel - 5 West 8th Street
One of my all-time favorites, just north of Washington Square Park. (Link)
Spacious - Various Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Cool new co-working concept: beautiful dinner restaurants outfitted with high-speed internet, open during the day to Spacious members only (guests allowed for a nominal fee)
Pictured above: Spacious seating at The Writing Room, 1703 2nd Ave on the Upper East Side. (Link)
I'd love to show you any of these in person- and of course, any real estate questions- for yourself or anyone else you know- that’s what I’m here for. Referrals are my bread and butter.