Welcome

Tony Bacigalupo doesn't really wear pants that are all that fancy.I’m Tony Bacigalupo, and this is my home on the web. You may know me as co-founder and Mayor of New Work City, a fab coworking space I helped start in 2008. I also run the Coworking Community NYC Meetup and am on the board of the NY Tech Meetup, the world’s largest Meetup group. I also coauthored a book called I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete.

If you want to get to know me and my story a little better, consider reading this interview with Shareable or listening to this in-depth audio interview.

Need help with your coworking space?

I’ve been collaborating with coworking space owners from around the world since 2007. I consider each of us to be crucial agents in the development of the support systems we’re going to need to help people transition into the new workforce. If you count yourself among our ranks and think you could use my help.

Need help managing yourself?

I work directly with independents in New York City to help them do a better job of managing themselves. Whether it’s through evaluating priorities and developing better systems for personal management, or through helping someone get the most out of their membership at a coworking space, I love helping people get a better handle on making self-management an easier and healthier thing. Email me: tony [at] nwc.co!

Recent posts

  • What happens when you become the boss? - It’s easy to hate on the boss. The clueless middle-manager. The power-hungry doofus. Bill Lumbergh. Michael Scott, if we’re lucky. So when we see that more and more people are starting to work for themselves instead of for bosses, we celebrate the fact. We throw up giant flags that say “do what you love.” We romanticize […]
  • Collaborative motivation groups - Back at the end of 2012, I was facing an interesting challenge: New Work City’s membership was lagging after a slow Fall season, and the culture was starting to slide into one of passive workspace consumption. Which is not what we’re about. So I wanted to undertake an effort that would simultaneously stimulate interest in membership while […]
  • Quarantining new ideas for monthly review - I have this terrible tendency to flit from one idea to the next. Ask me what I’m up to today, and I’ll tell you something I’m really excited about, but then ask me again in two weeks, and odds are I’ll give you a different answer. Ask me again in a few months and I […]
  • Routine challenges - One of the main areas of professional self-improvement I’m focusing on right now is developing, refining, and, perhaps most importantly, trusting a routine. In theory, everything that comes across my transom should be able to be handled in a consistent and predictable way. I’ve found, however, it really hard to nail that down. I think I just have to start […]
  • Help me put together the puzzle pieces (or stop trying) - As part of my continuing effort to revisit transparency as a general practice in my life and work, I share here an overview of the various puzzle pieces I see somehow one day converging into a more singular, focused, highly impactful effort. It kills me not to know how to fit them together, so I am working […]
  • Act IV - This fall, New Work City will celebrate its sixth anniversary since first opening for business in 2008. It’s hard to believe it’s been six whole years; building and sustaining a small brick-and-mortar business for that long is no small feat! The current version of New Work City, the one located at 412 Broadway, is in what I would call Act […]
  • Revisiting transparency - The scene: a Friday night happy hour at New Work City. We have happy hours every Friday, but this one was particularly special, because we were sending off one of our most steadfast and supportive members who had recently decided to move on. A group of familiar faces gathered for the occasion. Each of them, […]
  • The problem with coworking (and an idea for how to solve it) - Coworking has served to unite millions of people around the world who share a common interest. Over seven years ago, when I was living with my parents, working from home and losing my mind, I was able to discover Jelly in NYC and a global movement with a simple Google search. Once I saw the word, I […]
  • Coworking Community NYC Meetup Update - I just sent this message out to the members of the Coworking Community NYC Meetup. Enjoy! Hi there! If you’re receiving this, you’re one of the 1,854 members of the Coworking Community NYC Meetup. Whether you’ve been a member since 2007 or you just joined today or somewhere in between, we’re grateful to have you as a part […]
  • Coworking on a train to a museum (AKA my crazy coworking experiment at six months) - Towards the end of 2013, I found myself wracking my mind thinking about a major question that’s been bouncing around the coworking world for some time: how do we stop coworking from losing its identity to the workspace industry with which it is so deeply associated? Coworking’s been continuing to grow into an established industry, with no […]