The Wing had had a busy year: It opened new coworking spaces in Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago; announced its overseas expansion with a London club; and put down roots in the East Village with a new corporate headquarters in a landmarked building.
And there’s even more to come for the Wing in 2019 in its home base of New York City. The women-only coworking space will open two new outposts—one in Williamsburg, and one in Bryant Park—before the end of the year.
The Bryant Park branch, due to open sometime this fall, is the company’s first foray into Midtown. That neighborhood has long been associated with swanky social clubs that are known for their exclusive clientele and 19th-century architecture. (Think the University Club, located in an imposing McKim, Mead & White-designed building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 54th Street.)
The Wing, on the other hand, doesn’t have the staid design of those old clubs—its aesthetic is hipper and far more Instagrammable. The company embraces of-the-moment design trends—color-coded bookshelves, pastel furniture, terrazzo everywhere—and creates comfortable spaces that function as a home away from home.
The Bryant Park club will be no different: The 7,000-square-foot venue, which will occupy the entire 11th floor of a building, will have spaces for working and communal gathering (including conference rooms), along with a beauty room, lactation room, showers, and lockers. There’ll also be a new outpost of the Perch, the Wing’s signature cafe. Renderings show lots of color, as well as vintage touches—like exposed-brick barrel-vaulted ceilings—from the building itself.
The Bryant Park and Williamsburg locations will bring the total number of Wing outposts in NYC to five—its flagship in the Flatiron District opened in 2017, with Dumbo and Soho following soon after. Membership applications for the Bryant Park locale are now open (an annual membership in New York is upward of $2,300).