120 Walker

3rd Floor



Index space entryway

Photos by Sean Davidson.

Index NYC is a shared studio, event space, and community center in downtown NYC.

We offer monthly memberships to our workspace and host regular public programs and happenings.

We welcome all types of kind, creative, community-minded people to come and share space with us!

People enjoying conversation around the island in the Index kitchen

Reserve a spot

Dedicated Desk



Your own workspace in our shared studio, available only to you, 24/7, each and every day.

Casual Member



Work 10–6 at communal areas of the space, or use unsold dedicated desks on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All memberships include:

  • Collaborative counters, tables, stadium seating, cafe tables etc.
  • Coffee, tea & filtered water
  • Call booths & meeting rooms
  • Kitchen and amenities
  • 500mb/500mb FiOS internet
Apply to join

*Please note, membership pricing is subject to ~3% yearly increases (proportional to our lease terms).

Cropped photo of a split keyboard
People hard at work at one of the community tables at Index

Financial transparency

Unlike the hulking corporate coworking spaces we've all come to loathe, Index IRL operates with open finances. We'd prefer to have the space sparsely populated, so our pricing isn't intented to be competitive with clickfarms.

Instead, we want to engage our community in open planning, and build the best space we can with what we've got.

At the current time, we're estimating Index will cost $21,780 per month to upkeep.


We wanted to create a central location for our community, but rent in the dead center of lower Manhattan is not cheap.

To maximise inclusivity (within our means), we'll be offering 1x Fixed Desk, and 2x Casual Memberships at 50% of our standard pricing (subsidized by our full paying members).

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Carbon Offsetting & Donations

Everything we build causes damage to our planet; building and operating Index is no different.

We'll be working with our partners Seaborne to assess the environmental damage of our buildout, and the day-to-day emissions of our operation, to purchase high quality offsets and make meaningful donations to local environmental organizations, like the Lower East Side Ecology Center.

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Our space

People people at various tables and desks at Index

Our philosophy

Making lunchSkipping lunch
Democratic decision-makingOpaque corporate structure
Everything in its placeUptight organization
Chatting at the espresso machineNo one knows your name
Iterative and functionalFinished and perfect
Bring your friendsClosed door policy
Quiet space to thinkDeafening silence
Easy communicationPassive aggressive notes
Ambient musicSoundtrack domination
Everyone pitches inMaid service
Workspace varietySitting still for 8 hours a day
Open-minded, creative peopleWeenies
Group hangsObligatory binge drinking
DogsNo Dogs
The kitchen at the Index office

Why Index?

Index is a place to gather, create, exchange, listen, and celebrate.

The paradigm for how — and why — we work is shifting. Old habits are no longer hardened. There is power in that shift, and freedom to shape spaces for new and hopeful futures.

As artists, designers, technologists, architects, writers, futurists, and friends, we are building a new space to earn a livelihood — and to enjoy living.

Stadium seating at Index
Desks at Index
Small conference rooms at Index

Town halls

Each quarter, members gather to discuss improvements to our studio, and make decisions on financial investments.