SHOP @ Green Desk Opening in February

SHOPS @ Green Dumbo

When Green Desk opened their 155 Water Street location in May 2008, it provided short term desk and office space for small businesses on the 5th floor. Since then, they have acquired several additional floors at 155 Water Street and space at the 68 Jay Street building. The retail space (formerly occupied by the furniture retailer Prague Kolektiv) is being converted to SHOP @ Green Desk, which is a space to allow small retailers and businesses to have a retail space with other like minded retailers. We recently toured the space and spoke with Evan Hershenson, of Green Desk.

What is SHOP @ Green Desk?
SHOP @ Green Desk will allow small businesses to have a combination office / retail space. Utilities will be shared to keep costs extremely affordable. Local designers who are looking for retail exposure without having to spend a lot of money on a storefront space will immensely benefit from SHOP @ Green Desk. SHOP @ Green Desk will have a wide variety of vendors which should help maintain a steady flow of foot traffic. One example of a company who has already committed is an organic crepary! There is currently only enough space to accommodate 20 different local / green / organic vendors.

What are some examples of businesses that are planning to open at SHOP @ Green Desk?
Jewelry designer Andrea Lucille Shin is one of the businesses that will be at SHOP @ Green Desk. Drawing her inspiration from natural and organic forms, Andrea has developed and continues to work with three primary design concepts. She blends hand fabrication and casting to create these unique designs. In her work, Andrea combines polished and distinctively textured surfaces rendered in eighteen karat gold and sterling silver with classically beautiful stones and pearls.

Another is Ogata, a Japanese furniture craftsman/designer by Kin ichi Ogata, available for the first time in the USA. Ogata’s work, handcrafted in Sendai, Japan, from wood, metal, and uniquely tanned leathers, is strongly reminiscent of the Arte Povera movement, yet manages to be quirky and contemporary at the same time.

The organic crepe shop mentioned earlier is called Golden Pan. It will be at the street level (next to PS Bookshop) on 143 Front Street.

When will it open?
We are targeting a mid-February opening. Spaces are filling fast. For more information, please email

{155 Water Street Building to be a ‘Green’ Office, 14May2008}
{Green Desk Open House, 18Nvo2008}
{NY Times Visits Dock Street and Green Desk in Dumbo, 21Jan2009}
{NY Mag Best of NY 2009: Dumbo, 06Mar2009}