Architectural Digest | This Man Is Responsible for Brooklyn’s New Look
“It’s nice to bump into people—that’s the whole idea,” says Jonathan Marvel as a steady stream of friends stops by his table. Marvel is in the cafe at New Lab, a vast tech incubator that he created from a former turbine factory in the resurgent Brooklyn Navy Yard. The building, a luminous “cathedral of industry” that had been deserted for more than half a century, now contains rows of 400-square-foot pods for entrepreneurs in fields like robotics and nanotechnology. And the cafe is part of a huge connector space, a piazza among the pods.
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This Man Is Responsible for Brooklyn’s New Look
Jonathan Marvel’s vanguard firm is now the go-to for marquee projects in New York’s hippest borough
by Fred A. Bernstein