The epicenter of Brooklyn’s prominent freelance community is Williamsburg, and naturally a vast array of coworking spaces exist in the North Brooklyn neighborhood. The neighborhood’s draw to creative and techie types is due in part to the variety and abundance of coworking spaces in Williamsburg. Let this list introduce you to four of the best options for coworking in Williamsburg.
The Brass Factory — www.thebrassfactory.com
Located close to the water on Wythe Avenue, The Brass Factory is a massive coworking space built out of a former industrial factory. The 22,000 square foot venue boasts bright window light, ample open seating, desks to work from, and access to seven reservable conference rooms. The unique coworking space in Williamsburg also hosts events, like a concert with Wyclef Jean in 2017, and gatherings hosted by both members and outside groups alike.
WeWork (two locations) — www.wework.com
There are currently two WeWork spaces that provide a range of options for coworking in Williamsburg. The North Williamsburg space is centrally located close to the Bedford L train as well as Whole Foods, Blue Bottle Coffee and many other Williamsburg attractions. The South Williamsburg space is closer to the Williamsburg Bridge, with easier access to the J, M and Z trains. North Williamsburg features a large, open hot-desk space with conference rooms available for meetings in Brooklyn, while South Williamsburg is a multi-level space that prioritizes private offices.
KettleSpace at Diviera Drive — www.kettlespace.com
The sunny, plant-filled Diviera Drive transforms into a KettleSpace coworking space during the day (it’s normally a hip restaurant in the evening), with reliable WiFi, free coffee and tea, and plenty of power outlets. KettleSpace is the most affordable coworking in Williamsburg, making it a great option for people looking for an occasional meeting space in Williamsburg or an alternative to working in a Starbucks or from home. KettleSpace members at Diviera Drive also can order from a special lunch menu created just for members (and their guests), making it the perfect place for a Williamsburg lunch meeting. For those days when you decide to venture out of Williamsburg, as a member of KettleSpace you’ll also have access to a long list of locations for coworking spaces in New York City.
The Yard — www.theyard.com
One of Williamsburg’s longest-running coworking spaces is the Yard, located in North Williamsburg close to McCarren Park. The large coworking space in Brooklyn offers private and shared desk spaces and has operated on the border of Williamsburg and Greenpoint since 2011. Perks of working at The Yard include a curated art gallery space featuring work by local artists, discounts at local restaurants and businesses, and access to The Yard’s digital network.
Wherever in Williamsburg your work or travels will take you, finding a great coworking space in one of New York’s hippest neighborhoods affords you many great options.