Oh, all the lucky people who work at Industry City. We explore some of this community on our new Made in NY: Industry City tour. This giant historic industrial complex now hosts around 400 different businesses with over 4,000 employees. Not only do those employees get to interact with other creative and innovative types, but they also get to take advantage of all the amenities that Industry City has to offer.
For the winter, they can lounge in the warm, cozy, and beautifully designed Hygge Haus. This giant tent was designed by David Stark, a Brooklyn based event producer and designer and facilitated by The Collision Project.
Hygge is a Danish word (pronounced hue-guh) that has no direct English translation. It's used to acknowledge a special feeling or moment. It encourages celebrating life's simple pleasures.
So to share hygge, The Collision Project has set up two large teepees in one of the courtyards of Industry City. All you have to do is zip open the fabric and step inside to a world of comfort and contentment. It's Scandinavian-inspired and gives a sense of being both inside and outside.
Through March, this heated communal space gives people warmth and fun. You can bring your lunch or coffee in here to relax or just sit and contemplate life. They also host special events in the Hygge Haus like regular yoga classes.
It's already been a bitter winter so a place like this makes you forget your troubles and the weather. It's warm and cozy and encourages local community engagement, which is what Industry City is all about. Innovative minds and creative souls are at work here and they too need a place to relax and unload. And don't worry, this is open to the public - so even if you don't work in one of these buildings, you too can come and have a little hygge. It will certainly be a pit stop on our tour through the winter.
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenue and between
and 36th and 37th Street
New York, NY 10018