Hi, I've been trading for little over a year. I am going to be moving to NYC in 6 months. I currently trade from home and although it is convenient, I want to be in a work environment with other like minded people. Looking for some advice and guidance, thank you in advance. Here's what I'm thinking: * Would like to work with other people, but not sure if I need to be at a prop firm. * I currently use TradeStation and like the platform. With a prop firm, I have to use their software, right? * Are there any places in NYC where you can just bring your own equipment and trade on your own account or to work with other traders, do you have to be with a prop firm? Ie: a co-working space as exists for creative people, but instead for traders? * If a prop firm is my only choice, what are good firms to start with? I want to trade my own money, not firm money. The bottom line is, I'm not sure if I want to be with a prop firm, but would like to get out of the house and trade. Not against a prop firm, just want to see what other options there are. Again, thank you for your help. Regards, T.