Underrated events to check out in NYC this summer

Let's face it: The work week can be exhausting, especially in a city like NYC where 9-5 is definitely not the norm. Luckily for you, the weekends are one the reasons many of us live in this crazy city to begin with. If you're craving a little fun that won't completely ruin your sushi budget, here are some cheap and underrated events to check out this summer.

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Guest Post: 5 suggestions for selecting art for your office

Whether you’ve just secured the first office space for your start-up or you’re considering improving your company’s existing space, artwork is an important consideration that can make a big impact on both employees and clients.

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The desks of famous CEOs

Forget personality tests, looking at someone’s desk space really shows you who they are. Your desk is where you spend most of your waking hours, it’s not only a representation of how clean or messy you tend to be, it also shows what you like surrounding you, what gadgets you use on a daily basis, and even your methods of organization. Take a look at the desks of some of these famous CEOs and Entrepreneurs!

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Young companies: How to find an office that's right for you

Finding office space is one of the most important challenges any business faces. Not only will rent likely be your second largest expense (following payroll), but your office will also be your second home and becomes reflective of your company, team, and culture. Your office has a significant impact on hiring, retaining talent, and keeping employees engaged. For growing companies, price, location, size, and timing are all crucial to the search.

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Good Guy Guarantee

In New York Commercial Real Estate, office landlords typically ask a tenant to sign what’s called a “Good Guy Guarantee” as part of the lease, which is essentially a 1 page document stating that if the tenant stops paying rent while still occupying an office space (and refusing to leave), a landlord can take legal action towards the lease holder in a court of law.

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Office Supplies for... The Trendsetter

Let’s face it, we’re in our offices for around 90,000 hours in our lives. That’s a lot of time to spend at a desk that you hate. Luckily for you there are some pretty rad desk supplies that can keep you organized and “aesthetically pleased” all at the same time. We’re starting a new series that features office supplies for different types of personalities, and first up is for the trendsetters amongst us.

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Where to get your coffee fix: Financial District

If you're like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. While there are hundreds of places surrounding your NYC office to get a coffee fix, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of cafes that will get your almond milk latte exactly right. From quick on the go cups to cafes perfect for hosting afternoon meetings, here's 8 coffee spots to try if your office is in FiDi

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Unique NYC Foods You Should Try At Least Once

It's 11:58 and you know what time it is -- time to figure out what it is you're going to have for lunch. If you've found yourself constantly clicking the "re-order" button, or going next door for that bodega sandwich again it's time to shake up your routine. Wake up your tastebuds by trying one of these weird dishes that call NYC home.

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It’s all supply and demand (in NYC, at least)

As you probably know, the commercial real estate market in NYC is hot (and it’s really not great for tenants.) Demand is skyrocketing due to the burst of new businesses on the scene. The problem with this demand in NYC is that there’s no way for building owners to accommodate with supply. In most cities when demand is great, there’s room to build out and expand the city limits (i.e. urban sprawl.) Companies can move farther away from the city center for cheaper rent, which also drives prices down in the city because demand goes down. Makes sense. In NYC, the main problem is there’s no room to build out, and what space does exist is being quickly absorbed by new companies. For example, Chelsea only has 20 million square feet, with only 4.2% currently vacant (this was 6.6% last year, but 2.4% was already leased). In addition, only 168,000 square feet is scheduled to be added this year. The combination of low inventory being taken quickly, with no new space coming on the market means options are lacking and pricing is going to keep going up.

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NYC buildings in Hollywood

Hollywood might be in LA, but some of the most famous and unforgettable film and TV scenes have been shot in our favorite city. From Holly Golightly's entrance in Breakfast at Tiffany's to the opening scene of Manhattan that makes us fall in love with NYC all over again, we could go on and on about our favorite NYC based movies. Here are 8 great buildings and offices made famous by NYC movie and TV scenes.

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Where to get your coffee fix: Flatiron/Chelsea

If you're like us, most mornings you need coffee, and you need it now. While there are hundreds of places surrounding your NYC office to get a coffee fix, it can be difficult to navigate the sea of cafes that will get your almond milk latte exactly right. From quick on the go cups to cafes perfect for hosting afternoon meetings, here's 8 coffee spots to try if your office is in Chelsea or Flatiron.

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Cool co-working spaces: NYC

One of the most FAQ we receive is "When is it time to search for our own office space as a company?" We recommend to companies that if if their team has under 5 people (and they aren't planning on rapidly growing in the next 6-9 months) and aren't ready for the 3 year minimum lease that landlords require, to consider a co-working space. Co-working spaces are the perfect option for when you're not quite in need of your own office, but are over working at home in your pajamas.

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Guest Post: Using videos for your business

This is a guest post by Shakr. Shakr makes drag-and-drop simple for small businesses and individuals to create professional-quality videos using photos and video clips. Go create your first amazing video at Shakr. It’s free to make and share and you only pay for upgrades if you want.

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How to work in an open office

We've discussed the pros and cons of an open office , but many times team members don't have a choice in what type of office in which their company operates. Although open offices have been known to make employees feel like they are part of a more laid-back environment and are definitely trendy in tech startups, they can sometimes be damaging to productivity, especially if you're introverted and need privacy.

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