KEARNY, NJ — Hugo Neu announced the opening of Kearny Works (shown), a fully-furnished, modern co-working space in Building 78 at Kearny Point. The launch of Kearny Works coincides with the opening of the Dry Dock Bistro, a nouveau American bar and grill located on the building’s ground floor.
Kearny Point is the innovative redevelopment of the historic Kearny shipyard, now reborn as a modern workplace home to a diverse community of pioneering businesses. The complex is located less than five miles from Manhattan and adjacent to Jersey City’s West Side.
Kearny Works is a sleekly designed 20,000 s/f co-working facility, composed of 20 shared desks along with 50 individual suites, which can accommodate one-to-25-person businesses. Additional features include five fully equipped conference facilities, WiredScore Platinum Certified direct fiber internet and high-speed Wi-Fi, private phone booths, full-service printing and scanning capabilities, and an expansive communal kitchen. Members will also have access to Kearny Point’s free on-site parking.
“Kearny Works reflects our mission for the Kearny Point community: to foster a vibrant, creative work atmosphere in beautiful spaces, and at a fair and accessible price point,” said Stephen Nislick, CFO at Hugo Neu. “We think that every company – regardless of size or scope – should have access to a flexible and technologically advanced workspace that puts them in a position to succeed.”
Coinciding with the launch of Kearny Works at Building 78 is the opening of the Dry Dock Bistro, the building’s ground-floor bar and grill. The 2,500 s/f restaurant serves specialty cocktails, micro-brews, sandwiches, paninis and salads, breakfast dishes, and coffee provided by NYC roasters Kobrick Coffee Co.
Kearny Point was once one of the world’s most prolific shipyards during World War I and II when it operated as the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. Hugo Neu is in the midst of a multi-phase redevelopment to transform 130-acre industrial complex. Its renewed work environment is situated only minutes from Manhattan, but comes at a fraction of the cost of leasing in New York City, Newark, Hoboken or Jersey City.
Kearny Point is anchored by the revamped Building 78, which features loft-style flexible office spaces. The four-story building features 40,000 s/f floor plates with polished concrete floors, heavy floor load capacity, 13’-high ceilings, and individually controlled energy-efficient HVAC units. Clients can also access a 5,000 s/f roof deck and lounge, along with a 5,000 s/f indoor event space. The complex also offers a dedicated trailer-loading area for ground-floor shipping and receiving, two passenger freight elevators, and high-speed Wi-Fi and phone capabilities. Kearny Point is also a pet-friendly community, a policy that complements its friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
In total, the Kearny Point project will reactivate more than two-million s/f of industrial space, making it one of the largest and most economically significant redevelopments in the region. In subsequent phases, Kearny Point will include a host of indoor/outdoor common areas, including ‘green’ waterfront park space.