Arts Gowanus Sponsor Spotlight: The Yard

Arts Gowanus appreciates the wonderful sponsors that support our community and Gowanus Open Studios. We'll be shining a spotlight on some of these sponsors in the coming weeks.


Coworking space in The Yard.

Coworking space in The Yard.

About The Yard

We opened The Yard’s first coworking space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn back in 2011. We were so blown away by the impact that we were making in entrepreneurs' lives by giving them a supportive place to connect and build their businesses. Since then, The Yard has expanded to include locations across New York City and Philadelphia, and we’re opening locations in Boston and Washington, D.C. later this year. In just a few weeks, we’ll be opening a brand new location in the heart of Gowanus, and we couldn’t be happier to be joining this vibrant community.

Morris Levy, co-founder & CEO of The Yard

Morris Levy, co-founder & CEO of The Yard

What is your favorite part of Gowanus?

I especially admire that the neighborhood’s inherent traits prevail throughout its overall growth and adaption. Gowanus has changed tremendously over the past few years, but in the process community members have made it a priority to maintain the area’s history and character. Rather than knocking buildings down and rebuilding them, landlords are thoughtful in their renovations. I think it’s important to highlight the neighborhood’s beauty at the roots. This is why it was important to us to preserve the unique industrial aesthetic of our newest location, The Yard: Gowanus, which is ripe with exposed brick walls, skylights and wood-joist barrel ceilings. The space is cohesive with its surroundings, yet re-envisioned.

What does the Gowanus creative community mean to you?

The community is an essential part of the neighborhood, which is why we wanted to provide valuable opportunities to local artists. Since many artists have their studio space in Gowanus, we thought it would be helpful for them to have a space to grow their brand and host clients. Last month, we held an open call for art ambassadors looking for office space and for artists interested in creating a custom mural for our community courtyard. We’re looking forward to seeing how our space lends itself to the creative energy of the community as a whole in years to come.

For more information, visit https://theyard.com