Collaborative Workspace on E4th St Open to Applications!


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Get a 5% Discount by entering the Code: “Lee-Sean” in your application

Come work at FABWORKS by Made in the Lower East Side (miLES) and Fourth Arts Block, a collaborative workspace and pop up spot at 75 E 4th Street between 2nd Ave. and Bowery. Featuring dedicated seats, high-speed WiFi, unlimited b&w printing and 10a-6p hours Mon – Fri at a very competitive rate!

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miLES co-working membership also includes access to a valuable mentors’ network of entrepreneurs and established businesses. miLES’ partners include OpenIDEO, Fourth Arts Block, School of Visual Arts and more. Each week, miLES offers free classes through Trade School and others in craft, writing, choreography, etc. that will strengthen your core skills and expand on your innovative instincts. Working from miLES also means you’ll get to utilize their street-level retail space for pop ups and have your work featured on the miLES blog. See what our co-worker is saying about our space!

For a limited time throughout June, miLES co-working members also have after-hours access to a neighborhood Coffee Shop Pushcart Coffee at 221 E Broadway near Clinton St from 6-9p Mon-Fri!

Secure your spot! Space is limited! Apply by May 28!

About miLES:

miLES opens underused storefronts to new possibilities, with classes, events, co-working, and short-term space rentals. We work with residents, artists, businesses and landlords in the Lower East Side to identify, program and fill underused spaces and turn them into vibrant community hubs for working, learning, connecting, and starting up new projects. Think of us as the Airbnb for storefronts. miLES is part of New Museum Ideas City Festival, host of New York Design Week and Noho Design District event, and has been published by various press including Fast Company, New York Times Local East Village, NY1, Good Inc, and many other.

miLES: We open storefronts to possibilities
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Launching miLES


Since last summer, miLES (Made in the Lower East Side) had been listening to the community and positioning themselves to better suit the needs of different stakeholders within the Lower East Side. We are happy to announce that miLES is launching our new website and have partnered with Fourth Arts Block to open the first miLES storefront at FABWORKS starting April 1, 2013 for a three-month period.

Learn more and apply to be a coworker on our website!

FABWORKS is conveniently located at 75 E 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Ave near many subway stations including 6, N, R, B, D, F, V. We will be hosting an array of programs in our storefront, including co-working on weekdays, classes and events on weeknights, and pop-up shops on the weekend.

Apply as a miLES CO-WORKING MEMBER to share the workspace!

Join us as a FREE miLES BASIC MEMBER to host classes, events, or pop-up shops!

made in the lower east side (miLES)



Punchcard, a project by Caroline Brown, Peter Horvath, Catherine White, and myself, came in runner up at the NYU/Microsoft Design Expo competition yesterday.

Punchcard is a proposal for a membership service targetting freelancers, independent workers and others who do not work in tradition offices.  Punchcard membership would give members access to a network of coworking spaces.  In addition, Punchcard membership would offer access to an online “dashboard” communications/social networking platform, that appears on members’ computers when they log into the WiFi at a Punchcard location.  The platform draws on elements of Twitter, social networking sites, and instant messaging, but is location-based, so that members can see who else is in that space at a given time, and view their profiles.  Punchcard platform is meant to facillitate serendipitious interactions between Punchcard members with the goal of potential networking and collaborative opportunities.

The dean of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Mary Schmidt Campbell, was a special guest during our final pitches.  She noted in the post-presentation Q&A that the Punchcard platform could also be adapted to other applications besides networking for laptop-nomad freelancers.  She said that something like it could be implemented in a university context to build community and interdisciplinary collaboration between students in different departments.

While team Punchcard will not be continuing on to the next stage of the competition at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, WA this summer, we would still like to continue to develop the project in some way, perhaps in the Stern Business Plan competition in the fall.

Download PDF of the Punchcard presentation deck.

team punchcard

Photo: Team Punchcard is Catherine White, Lee-Sean Huang, Caroline Brown and Peter Horvath.