As Brooklyn is drawing an increasing amount of creative types, New York’s traditionally alternative burrough is sprouting a network of prominent coworking spaces. Neighborhoods across Brooklyn are embracing the sharing economy more than ever, moving the the coffee shop worker into a shared desk space. We’ve rounded up the best coworking spaces in Brooklyn for your next startup venture.
1. The Yard
About: Situated in Williamsburg, The Yard is a coworking community that hosts companies across sectors including technology, fashion, marketing, real estate, finance, design, and health. The space, a converted factory that overlooks McCarren Park, combines an open floor plan with private work areas. Amenities include private lounges, bike storage, a kitchen and unlimited 24/7 access.
Location: 33 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Price: Open coworking —$250/month, Dedicated desk—$350/month, Private office—$500-$2850/month
About: Bushwick’s BatHaus offers a number of unique features, including high ceilings, skylights and a backyard. The coworking space also hosts an all-you-can-drink event every Wednesday evening, where $10 admission gets you two hours of drawing with a nude, professional model. BatHaus offers a variety of rates to fit different work schedules including full-time, part-time, day passes and virtual memberships.
Location: 279 Starr Street, Brooklyn, New York 11237
Price: Shared desk (full-time)—$225/month, Shared desk (part-time)—$175/month
3. Brooklyn Works at 159
About: Brooklyn Works at 159 is located in South Slope, adjacent to plenty of cool bars and restaurants. The coworking office's amenities include 24/7 access, a lounge area, unlimited coffee and an event space.
Location: 159 20th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Price: Dedicated desk—$325/month, Private office—$475-$925/month
About: No-Space makes its home along the Greenpoint waterfront. The space was custom-designed by architects and artists, and features original wood floors, exposed brick, beams and plenty of natural light. No-Space is part of Not An Alternative, an arts collective and non-profit group, which hosts free lectures, screenings, panels and discussions.
Location: 67 West Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
Price: Dedicated desk —$200-$300/month
5. DUMBO Startup Lab
About: The DUMBO Startup Lab is a coworking space that places a particularly emphasis on community. The office itself is located in a large loft in DUMBO, a neighborhood that is overflowing with digital companies. The Startup Lab hosts panels, lectures and happy hours as a way of fostering communal thinking and creativity. Additional perks include specific career guidance for entrepreneurs, including business plan writing tips and web development lessons. Additionally, the coworking community offers a network of mentors, advisers and service providers to the startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers that occupy the space.
Location: 68 Jay St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Price: Community membership—$249/month, Dedicated desk—$429/month, Dedicated team workstation—$1,499/month