TheWorkingWardrobe Takes Manhattan: Finding the Neighborhood Coffee Shop

by Rachel Yeomans | January 6th, 2012   

I decided to turn my first blog post about my move to New York into a series! I feel that if anyone moves for work, then it takes about a month to six weeks to adjust to life. For me, it’s until I settle into my long-term sublet on February 17th. So I’ll write this series until that time (give or take a bit). I hope you enjoy it!

So today I made a concerted effort to not work out of the apartment all day again. So I got up before my first conference call, took a shower, put on my very first “working remotely in New York” outfit (skinny jeans, boots, a super long belt, camisole, short-sleeved turtleneck sweater, and statement big brass earrings), and ventured out to find a great coffee shop.

And boy did I find one!

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If you are visiting or also are looking for a great neighborhood coffee shop, I recommend trying Birch located on 27th between Madison and 5th. The coffee is great, and they have a great upstairs section dubbed “The Library”, that hosts tables, plenty of computer outlets, and lots-o books! Plus when you check in on Foursquare, you receive a free muffin! You get free wifi for one hour upon purchase. However if you sign up for the free 30-day trial, you can pretty much stay as long as you want. (I signed up for it and then cancelled it later when I got home.)

Around 4pm, I sauntered back to the apartment, had three more conference calls, then ran out again to grab wine for dinner before heading out to a burlesque show later this evening! And yes, between dinner and burlesque I am writing this blog post (aka working…I know, guilty as charged).