NY startup rents out personal spaces via app

(Reuters) – A new mobile app offers stressed out New Yorkers a chance to take a “breather” from their daily grind in beautifully designed spaces throughout the city.


Dubbed the “Zipcar” of personal spaces, the app allows users to browse the different rooms, book one and get instant access via their mobile phone.


Packy McCormick is the New York City manager of the startup that initially began in Montreal four months ago.


“Breather is a network of beautiful private spaces available in major cities, right now in Montreal and New York that you can find, reserve and access via our mobile app,” McCormick explained to Reuters at their Penn Station location on Wednesday (March 5).


Launched only a week ago, the three locations — Penn Station, Flatiron, and Soho — of the New York division of Breather are already almost completely booked by enthusiastic guest



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