How the Hospitality Industry Is Adapting to Laptop Squatters

December 13, 2016

Restaurants are becoming de facto internet cafes — and everybody wins

Entering Williamsburg’s Glass Hour, at first glance, one can believe it’s just another Brooklyn coffee shop. Seated around an oaken communal table, there’s the familiar scene of students and young professionals furiously typing articles and presentations on their laptops. But upon further exploration, there’s more to soak in than the caffeine in one’s beverage.

Among the palpable levels of stress, stacks of board games and a few foosball tables recall the perks that beckon workers to power off and socialize, a quintessential feature at co-working offices — those