Brooklyn Coworking Open House

We’re having an open house, and you’re invited!

  • Tired of arguing with your cat about a bad client?
  • Wondering what is the next wave in social networking?
  • Looking for an invigorating environment to call an “office?”

Break free from hourly coffee purchase and grab a slice of Willamsburg’s alternatively working community. We call it – Coworking – a cafe-like community and collaboration space for developers, writers and independents. Grassroots coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, from San Francisco, to Paris, to a few here in New York City.

Join us this Friday, 12 January, at the Not an Alternative gallery for COWORKING BROOKLYN. From 10 am to 5 pm, our doors will be open for anyone to come on by and give us a try. Bring a laptop, a snack or two, manuscript, screenplay, or killer app and leave the kats behind.

From 5 pm to 6 pm, we will host a happy hour for you and radical techies! This will be one sweet happy hour!

Who are we? Writers, Organizers, Artist, Philosophers, Activist, Bloggers, and Adventure Seekers.

When you join the Brooklyn Coworking space you get:

  • community
  • a low monthly rate
  • wifi
  • printer and scanner
  • coffee
  • beer-o-clock
  • quiet spaces to work in
  • networking and expertise
  • interesting people

If you have questions feel free to email us at brooklyn.coworking[a/t]gmail[d0t]com

Cost: Free!!!
When: Friday, 12 Jan, 2007, 10AM – 5PM (Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm)
Where: Not an Alternative Gallery, 84 Havemeyer, Willamsburg, Brooklyn
Map: OnNYTurf Subway map or

hCal Info:

Want more info?
Join the NYC Coworking Google Group –
Check out Not an Alternative Gallery:
See the Coworking Wiki:
See the Coworking Blog:

Toronto Coworking Preview

The Indoor Playground is having an open house.

The Indoor Playground, 364 Richmond Street West, Suite 503, Toronto, ON

On Friday, January 12th the Indoor Playground – A Centre for Innovation in Toronto is throwing its doors open to welcome interested folks to come an check out the space. A preview to see the space before it is finished. To provide the organizers feedback, suggestions, and to give the community an opportunity to help shape the space, furnishings, etc. You’ll be joining a zoo of interesting people: programmers, designers, marketers, filmmakers, podcasters, entrepreneurs, freelancers, project managers, artists, consultants, and you.

The Details

Friday, January 12, 2007 5:30pm EST
Indoor Playground
364 Richmond St West, Suite 503
Toronto, Ontario
(Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)

Check out:
The Indoor Playground community:
The CreationStep announcement:
Mark Dowd’s blog about the space:
David Crow’s invitation:

Let us know if you’re planning on attending

Coworking Open House

We’re having an open house, and you’re invited!

Been wondering what all the buzz about coworking is about?

Tired of fighting for desk space at coffee shops like Ritual House Coffee Roasters?

Are you self-employed and miss community and structure in your work life?

If so, then it’s time to start the New Year right and give coworking a try!

What is Coworking? Coworking is cafe-like community and collaboration space for developers, writers and independents. Grassroots coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, from New York City, to Paris, to our very own San Francisco.

On January 3rd, Wednesday, the Hat Factory Coworking space in San Francisco is throwing its doors open to welcome interested folks who want to give us a try, for free. Come and work with us during the day, from 11 AM to 5:00 PM. Bring your laptop and that manuscript, screenplay, or killer app you’ve been working on and leave the crowded, loud coffee shops behind.

You’ll be joining a zoo of interesting people: videobloggers, writers, artists, programmers, marketers, filmmakers, podcasters, entrepreneurs, freelancers, project managers, photoeditors, consultants, and you.

When you join the Hat Factory Coworking space you get:
* community
* a low monthly rate
* kitchen
* free wifi
* printers
* coffee
* beer-o-clock
* quiet spaces to work in
* networking and expertise
* interesting people

If you have questions feel free to email us at [email protected]

The details:
When: Jan 3rd, 2007, Wednesday, 11AM – 5PM
Where: Hat Factory, 801 Minnesota St., #8, San Francisco Map
Cost: Free

Want more info?

Check out the Hat Factory web site:
See the Coworking Wiki:
See the Coworking Blog:
See the event post on Upcomming:

NYC Holiday Party & Creative Commons Birthday Bash

come one, come all – it’s nyc’s coworking holiday happy hour & creative commons birthday party!

as our first holiday season rolls around, we’re on the verge of introducing TWO FULL TIME coworking locations! one of the locations, the Tank, can’t wait to get us through their doors for social libations. Collocated in Tribeca with Collective Unconscious, The Tank is a space for performing and visual arts. Their focus – emerging performers, designers, writers, directors, producers – AND soon YOU!!!

this friday, 15 December 2007, join us at 279 Church Street, Manhattan. starting at 5 pm and ending at 7 pm, the Tank will have every reason for you to close your browser window and jump into Tribeca.

at 7 pm, we’ll head north to visit eyebeam and our creative commons friends. can you believe that it’s only been four years since creative commons inception? in true organic style, this is a global event – eyebeam (540 West 21st St, NYC) is just one of the venues!

ps – if your city isn’t listed and you want to host a party, just edit the creative commons wiki!


Coworking in Seattle

I’ve been following the growth of coworking for a little while now. Watching as more and more cities pop up on the list and the wiki, I’ve decided to throw my hat into the ring. My firm, CivicActions is a totally virtual company with no offices anywhere. I have been working from Seattle, mostly, over the last few months, and have decided I need to get out of the house. Unfortunately I am addicted to a second monitor and averse to the sound of coffee grinders and loud cell phone talkers making the cafe circuit and impractical solution for me.

Today I started looking for suitable spaces to start a coworking space. I have found two with promise, so far. I need coworkers though! I figure that $100 a month is about what coworking is worth to me, maybe a little more, maybe a little less. I’ve got a few potential office spaces in this one location in Fremont that would work if there were 5 to 10 people willing to pay in monthly for a space.

Some details on the space: 450 sqr ft in an office building, it’s divided into 3 rooms, 2 that are like “private” offices (with windows to the outside and frosted windows to the inside) and then one large room that is interior only. Rent: about $600 a month on a month to month lease, all utils except internet are included. I’d estimate $60 for internet monthly from We’d probably need to paint and get some furniture, so there might be an “initiation” fee to raise that capital. I know I am getting ahead of myself, but this is how serious I am about getting this going.

All I need are some people! So if you know of anyone in the Seattle area who might be interested in a full time, or part time coworking arrangement, send them my way! Fremont is in northern Seattle. This place is on 40th street and Aurora (hwy 99), a 10 minute walk from lots of shops, a few minutes walk from some buses and Fremont Ave.

See the wiki for these same details and to add your ideas and thoughts.

Coworking in Toronto

2 new coworking facilities: Centre for Social Innovation Suite 400 and The Indoor Playground are set to open in Toronto in early 2007.

Indoor Playground - Centre for Innovation

The Indoor Playground is a coworking facility lead by Mark Dowds and Bobby John at CreationStep. The facilities are located in a . CreationStep is self-described as Infrastructure for Startups and includes outsourced administration, software development, training, video production, amongst other services and now a coworking space.

Suite 400 - Centre for Social Innovation

The Centre for Social Innovation in partnership with Urban Space Property Group are opening the doors on a 10,000 square foot coworking facility located in Suite 400 at 215 Spadina Avenue in Toronto. The space is expected to have a mix of permanent office space, permanent desk space, and a number of hot desks. Details about space including pricing is available. The Centre for Social Innovation will be hosting a series of Information Sessions:

Informaiton Session will share the vision, explain the office pricing options, show the new space. RSVP your attendance with Maria Pazo.

Invitation to Share Workspace in San Francisco

Hello everybody from the coworking list and wiki and beyond. I’m opening Plan Resonate studio to a few people. My plan is to continue organizing a community of people to occasionally share the space at 26th & Alabama in San Francisco. Many colleagues and friends have come through this year, and it’s been good fun. I’ve decided to expand the space and invite more people.

Details and pictures of the space are available on the Plan Resonate blog. Please check it out and contact me if you’re interested. Thanks!

Jeff Osborne

Coworking Manhattan

Panorama of CoworkingNYC
photo of eastmedia’s offices by noneck

three weeks after our initial barcamp nyc 2 conversation, Jeffrey Ng & Matthew Pelletier of eastmedia have decided to open their company’s doors for a weekly session of Coworking in Manhattan. situated just a few blocks away from amit gupta‘s original coworking sessions, aka jelly – Coworking Manhattan is already affectionally titled the whip.

the doors are always open to all! one of our goals is to facilitate a weekly session of interested parties in a more formal space. check out the coworking manhattan wiki and consider joining us next tuesday, 24 october 2006!

CoworkingManhattan Dinner

Noel’s been rocking the NYC Coworking effort and as his latest effort, he’s throwing together a Coworking NYC Dinner:

  • How much do you love your independent office/work environment?
  • Love working from the confines of your cramped studio?
  • Love the $10 mocha/matte/frappe/whatchamacallit?
  • Love the sound of a clanking espresso machine?
  • Love the fight for an electrical outlet and WiFi Connectivity?

Yeah, nor do we… come join us for coworking!

What is coworking?
…it is a cafe-like community/collaboration space for developers, writers and independents.

Currently we have coworking spots in mid-town and brooklyn. Now we want to open a coworking spot in lower manhattan (ie below 14th street).

Come join us Friday, 13 Oct, for a meet and greet with food, drinks
and free flowing conversations. Starting at 7pm, we’ll be meeting at
Congee Village Restaurant & Bar -100 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

To get involved, take the following steps…

  1. RSVP on the Coworking Wiki for Friday, 13 October @ 7pm Congee Village Restaurant & Bar – 100 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002
  2. Join the Coworking Google List
  3. Blog it with the tag “