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The Evolution of Offices and Coworking: Shared Office Space in New York Inspires Creativity and Collaboration

 

The idea of a co-working space seems to be taking off quickly across the country. More and more office buildings are renting out shared space offering freelancers, entrepreneurs and companies the ability to take part in collaborating with like-minded individuals across a range of different industries.

Co-working spaces build a sense of community among the workers, allowing them to thrive in an environment that is more relaxed and flexible than a traditional office environment. Research has shown that workers in a shared space are up to four times more likely to succeed in their endeavors. Not only is the work environment more flexible, but the coworkers have a higher level of interaction with other people within the office.

Workers do well in shared spaces because they are often occupied by a variety of workers. So they can benefit from the diverse range of skills across the co-working community. Each worker has the ability to seek out advice and help from other workers across the office. This builds a sense of cooperation and kinship as well as improving work identity, factors that can significantly drive success in business.

Traditional offices are often a hotbed of workplace politics. Co-working spaces differ from the traditional corporate office because the variety of projects and business types occupying the space tends to minimize direct competition. Instead of competing on the same project, the occupants work together as a community, helping one another through collaboration and sharing expertise.

People in co-working offices very often have to describe what they do to others within the shared space which can lead to a strong work identity. When people continually describe what they do to colleagues, it makes them feel their jobs are more interesting and exceptional. And if they are the ones being sought out for their expertise, this can strengthen pride in their own work.

Workers in a co-working environment feel as if they’re part of a community rather than getting lost in the crowd at a large corporation. This cooperative spirit helps create a sense of structure while the flexibility of shared spaces gives them a feeling of more job control.

The NYC coworking space Workville provides a large space in midtown where workers can share offices. They also have outside spaces and a café to work or conduct meetings. Workville believes that a community of workers with a variety of skill sets leads to more success than a traditional office model and allows for more autonomy.

More and more corporations are now beginning to adopt the workspace model. The design of co-working spaces allows people to create their own unique work environment. Even in a large corporation, this can drive success where a sense of community and purpose is vital for employees to thrive and bring creative ideas to their work.

Get the Breakfast Burger of Your Dreams

If you want to try the best new breakfast in the city, head to the Hard Times Sundaes burger stand in the UrbanSpace Vanderbilt food hall. This gooey delight contains two fried eggs, tons of cheese, bacon, and a four-ounce burger patty, all stacked on a poppy seed Kaiser roll. Be sure to get up early if you want to chow down on this burger, though; it’s only available from 8am to 11am on weekdays and 9am to 11am on weekends.

It’s more of an egg sandwich featuring a burger, rather than the traditional “breakfast burger” where the burger is the star and the egg is just a novel garnish. Hard Times Sundaes’ owner Andrew Zurica claims that making the eggs the key ingredient was his plan all along. He says that despite numerous requests for egg-topped burgers, he could not bear to do it, claiming “eggs are for breakfast.” Instead, he rolled out this soon to be iconic breakfast creation, which contains a burger probably only because his restaurant is a burger joint.

If you like what you taste, make a second trip to Hard Times Sundaes to check out more of Zurica’s modern yet still unfancy takes on burger stand classics. Think deep-fried, bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with a buffet of toppings and triple-stacked burgers with American cheese, bacon, and caramelized onions on a fluffy potato roll.

Bourdain To Bring Foreign Flavor To NYC

Anthony Bourdain is a world traveler, he experiences food, drink, and culture wherever he goes. In fact, he lives for it. His passion lies in food of all cuisines, styles, and presentations. If you have ever watched any of his shows on the Travel Channel or CNN you are bound to notice hie adoration for foreign street foods. No matter what country he is visiting Bourdain always visits the market and samples food from the street carts. The ever adventurous chef has plans to create his very own version of foreign food markets right in NYC, it will be aptly named Bourdain Market. Christian Broda (crunchbase.com) has learned that there will be fresh foods to purchase along with a variety of stalls filled with vendors peddling their delicious wares. Although we know it is happening, the exact opening date has yet to be released. Seriously, this truly and exciting addition to the good ol’ US of A.

Understanding The Real Estate Market

The term ‘Real Estate’ signifies a property that includes a land and the structures erected on it with all it’s available natural resources such as water, crops or minerals. The business of real estate is the trading of properties between different parties through acquisition, rental or lease.

Investing in real estate requires an individual to liaise with a real estate business through their workers usually referred to as realtors or real estate agents so as to gain the knowledge of the right kind of property to invest in. Town real estate is one of such real estate business in New York City with exemplary service and a leader when it comes to NYC luxury real estate in form of residences or offices. They play a vital role in the growth of the community through the inspired and thoughtful services they offer clients.

With the advancement in technology, people are able to use various applications to search for specific properties; be it an apartment, multi-family house, townhouse, condominium, a cooperative or a commercial property. This initial search can go a long way in giving someone an idea of cost and other obligations in terms of expectations and better enable one to prepare before contacting a realtor.

New York City properties can be especially highend due to the whole essence of what this city stands for and represents, so there is need to extensively research the real estate market and not get carried away by the first seemingly affordable offer one gets. Becoming a homeowner is one of the ways one can live the American dream, but while one is still working towards achieving this, one still has the need to rent because shelter is one of humans basic needs. For this reason one cannot avoid being involved one way or another in the real estate market as an intending renter, homeowner, or office owner.

New York Businessman Keith Mann Shows Appreciation and Support for NYPD

New York based businessman Keith Mann has decided to show his appreciation and support of the New York City Police Department and the exemplary job they have been doing in the wake of protests and violence aimed at police officers. The entrepreneur has decided to buy lunch for an entire squadron of police officers as a way of saying thank you for helping to keep our people and our city safe.

The founder of Dynamics Search Partners, had bought lunch for the entire 54th street police officers unit in the NYPD in early January and again on February 9th. It is his way of showing his appreciation for the everyday heroes who risk their lives in order to protect and come to aid of citizens. The hedge fund staffer believes that it is important to show support for the police officers who in the end are everyday people like you and I. “They have families, wives and children like we do” says Keith. Keith’s Wife Keely has an uncle who serves in the NYPD as a detective in the borough of Staten Island. Mann has stated that violence and protests against police officers hit close to home and affects him personally. He feels that the citizens of New York City should get behind their police force.

There have been several pro police relays in New York City in January. These and other generous actions such as those by Keith Mann help to boost the morale of police and bring the community together.