While You Were Weekending: The NY Times Paid Attention to Philly Co-Working

The New York Times did a feature this weekend on co-working spaces, where freelancers or creatives or tech employees or others without 9-to-5 office jobs can come together and work in a space with other human beings rather than find themselves in eight-hour staring contests with their cats. The Times highlighted Philly’s Indy Hall, the city’s most established co-working space, which expanded its Old City digs last year:

Indy Hall in Philadelphia, which opened six years ago, members organize after-hours jams and art shows in their mural-covered space, all in line with a quasi-communitarian dogma espoused by Alex Hillman, a founder of Indy Hall.

“People aren’t going back to the office for the office,” Mr. Hillman said. “They’re going back to the office to be around people again.”

The photo that leads the article in the Fashion & Style section is an aerial view of Indy Hall’s interior, and it does look rather colorful.

Meanwhile, in related co-working news, 3rd Ward, the Brooklyn-based workspace that has opened a second location in South Kensington, may be getting a Stone Park Cafe–another Brooklyn-based business–for their restaurant space.

Working Alone, Together [New York Times]
3rd Ward in NoLibs to Get an Offshoot of Park Slope’s Stone Park Cafe [Grub Street Philly]