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New Carroll Gardens Co-Working Space Seeks Renters Open to Collaboration

By Nikhita Venugopal | October 30, 2014 5:16pm | Updated on October 31, 2014 5:35pm

CARROLL GARDENS — A new co-working space on Smith Street is looking for deskmates who are willing to collaborate on projects and even host classes and workshops, organizers said.

The Works, located at 401 Smith St. at Fourth Street, is opening next week and has a few spots open for $525 per month.  

The current desk renters are described as an "eclectic group" that includes a mathematician, a filmmaker and a graphic designer, said Dave Dawson, one of the space's organizers.

Seven people have signed up to join The Works, which officially opens Monday, and there is room for two or three more spaces, he said.

"We're really hoping to cultivate a cool community of folks," said Dawson, 29.

The Works will provide desks, chairs, a kitchenette, and a backyard with a projector and screen, where it hopes to show movies during the warmer months.

Dawson, who is opening the space with engineer Akbar Dhanaliwala, is hoping to foster a space where people from a range of occupational backgrounds can share advice and ideas — and maybe even find common ground to collaborate, he said.

"Obviously it's not required," Dawson said. But "[t]hat is the type of person we're looking for."

The Works' tenants could also have the opportunity to use the venue to teach classes, added Dawson, who is considering teaching a coding class for middle school students next year. 

"We're really open to anything," he said, "but it's more about personality."

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