After five years, I moved out of our SoHo office, 13 Crosby. There was a part of me that didn’t want to, but sometimes you have to shake things up a bit – get a change of pace and perspective. So, we’re going to take a bit of a break from a dedicated space and start exploring ideas in new ways.
As we got closer to the end of our lease, everyone, including me of course, went through their own rollercoaster of emotions. That’s what happens after five years of work in a home away from home. Colleagues, alumni, nearly everyone from our now extended network of 270 people (or so our Slack says) reached out to share an anecdote or something they loved and they’ll miss about it. One friend summarized it best: “That office touched and supported so many! Thank you for you and it supporting me on my own entrepreneurial journey.” No matter how you came through this space, it has no doubt helped shape some part of your work and your future.
We will get another space at some point soon, but in the meantime, I’m trying to get into the open-ended nature of remote work. I think the change of place, the bumping-into-people-in-new-neighborhoods, the serendipity will lead to big, new ideas.
I’ve been hopping between different startup offices. Ideally, I’d like to try to pick a spot that I can hang out in for a week or so (and set up meetings and all that around it for the week). In return, I’m going to try to help the startup there if I can and if it can also help inspire new ideas, then all the better. If you have a startup or founder I should hang with, hit me up! And yes, I’ll leave SoHo. 🙂
Above, an overhead shot of our office.