View from a Red Antler conference room, 20 Jay Street
We all know the story of how Dumbo transformed over the years from a center of Brooklyn industry, to a mecca for artists looking for cheap real estate, to the headquarters for creative businesses it is today. Tech start-ups, design firms, photographers, and sound studios all take advantage of the neighborhood’s abundant warehouse space, perfect for modern, open-plan office layouts.
Dumbo has a lot to offer this new breed of creative innovators — outstanding views, bars, restaurants, shopping, a brand-new park, and a vibrant technology and design community who inspire, challenge and support each other. If you’re wondering what it’s like to work in Dumbo today, here’s an inside look at what’s going down at three of the coolest offices in Dumbo.
Red Antler is a branding consulting firm that specializes in working with startups. They recently made the move into a stunning office space on 20 Jay Street, located just a block away from the waterfront. Their conference rooms offer views of the Manhattan Bridge and the river, and they even sublet space to other companies in the large room they call “The Lodge.”
Their sleek design sensibility is on display throughout the office, where they’ve created dozens of spaces to meet, relax, or even play a quick game of ping pong.
What they do for fun: Red Antler built a bar inside the office, dubbed the “Hoof and Anchor” as a combined tribute to their own branding and the maritime nature of their adopted neighborhood. In addition to their weekly happy hours for staff, they use the space for client parties: Here are photos of Red Antler’s debut office party, which included bartenders, a disco ball, face painting, and a DJ.
And then there are the many dogs that roam Red Antler’s spacious office, including Sprout, the “Snack Supervisor” recently featured in an Agency Spotter article on office dogs.
Sprout, Red Antler’s Snack Supervisor | Claire Wallace via Agency Spotter