If you’re like me, working in an office sometimes doesn’t do the trick. I need caffeine nearby, good vibes, maybe a nice jazz instrumental playlist, and potentially some yummy food. But sorry, I'm not coughing up a few hundred dollars a year just to gain access to an all-pink clubhouse filled with bloggers. Ahem.

So I bring to you some of the best places to do work in New York City if you need to escape your desk for a while (or if you're a freelancer whose working from home has caused you to stop showering and brushing your hair). From bright coffee shops to cozy hotel lobbies, get on your grind and crush that deadline in style.

[Photo via @michaelgeorge]