One of the Hottest Co-Working Spaces Offers Startups a Sense of Community

As the startup economy and telecommuting grows exponentially, co-working spaces are popping up in major cities across the world. One such space is Alley in New York. By designing offices that are inviting, detail-oriented and, most importantly, cool, Alley has created a spot for startups and freelancers where they feel like they belong to a wider community. With three locations around the city, Alley's flagship space is located in the Chelsea neighborhood. "The aesthetic of the space specifically came from the needs of the community," said Alley CEO Jason Saltzman. "In my opinion, you should not build something without understanding the people you're building it for." One of those needs is for phone rooms. Each room is themed and stylized for maximum comfort and privacy. "We wanted to build the best place possible so they can get closer to success," Saltzman added.