Sneak Peek Inside The Yard Incubator Space on Delancey [PHOTOS]
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Despite its disheveled appearance from street level, Brooklyn-based The Yard is set to launch at 85 Delancey in a matter of weeks. Probably three at the earliest. Gut renovations on the two top floors began at the former Bowery Residence Committee outpost a few months ago, and the light is finally appearing at the end of the tunnel.
The Yard gave us a personal hard-hat tour of the forthcoming incubator. Ambitious would be the proper word here. Each level is carved into both communal and private offices, as well as space for conference rooms. The rooftop will also boast an atrium add-on that boasts penthouse workstations and a garden of sorts for relaxation (but beware of the DL next door).
There is enough co-working space for roughly 300 people, and we are told that 30 are already on board. Members are given 24/7 access via keycard entry. The Yard is accepting deposits to secure offices, and is gunning for an end-of-month launch. The roofdeck, however, won’t be ready and is instead earmarked for “phase 2.”
And as previously reported, the Yard is currently searching for a partner to operate a ground-level cafe in the entrance to 85 Delancey. No concrete plans have been nailed down, but we’re told there are talks with a number of known Lower East Side establishments. The eatery concept is catered more for the members working in the building, yet a take-away window is planned for the outside world.