See photos of 20 Jay Street, a Dumbo home to creative and technical firms - Technical.ly Brooklyn

Civic

Sep. 16, 2013 12:30 pm

See photos of 20 Jay Street, a Dumbo home to creative and technical firms

One of Dumbo's fastest growing tech hubs is 20 Jay Street.
Dumbo’s 20 Jay Street, a growing tech hub.

Dumbo's 20 Jay Street, a growing tech hub.

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Technology communities are built by the density of like-minded members. Brooklyn is full of spaces that do just that.

There’s no clearer leader than Dumbo and among its fastest growing technology hubs is inside 20 Jay Street. In addition to being home of the Dumbo Improvement District, which has grown its tech interests, the building is home to video reporting wire service Storyhunter, design firms Toda and Free Association, couples dating website HowAboutWe, and others.

Find more about the firms below.

The building

Their are a lot of bikes out front of 20 Jay. It’s hard to find a spot to lock a bike up in Dumbo.

20 Jay Street, Dumbo

Outside 20 Jay. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Each floor has a different color of wood panel lining the walls.

20 Jay Street, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

There are communal conference rooms on many of the floors.

Advertisement

20 Jay Street, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Storyhunter

Jaron Gilinski and Alex Ragir founded Storyhunter in April 2012. It’s the first video journalism wire service for the Internet. They have built a complete workflow in the cloud, to connect talented video producers with skilled editors, in order to ensure high quality content for publishers in their network.

Storyhunter works out of a shared space with other media firms. Technical.ly Brooklyn caught them on new intern orientation day. See below Storyhunter’s cofounders, both former freelance video journalists that worked internationally.

Storyhunt at 20 Jay St, Dumbo

Storyhunter cofounders. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Storyhunter interns begin to get oriented.

Storyhunter, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Gilinski replaces one of his older maps with a map of China.

Jaron Gilinsky hangs map of China in Storyhunter Office, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Storyhunter works in a shared office space.

StoryHunter3web

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Not sure who the bird head belonged to.

Storyhunter, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Storyhunter, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

Storyhunter loves maps. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Toda

Marcos Chavez cofounded Toda in Manhattan 14 years ago. His cofounder is now in London, and they also have an office in Hamburg, Germany. The design firm moved to Brooklyn three years ago after Chavez realized it was no longer essential to work from Manhattan. In fact, he said, “We probably should have moved to Brooklyn years before.”

Toda does work for all kinds of companies, from startups to internationally recognized brands.

Chavez lives in Cobble Hill, which he describes as “two towns over.”

Toda, Design firm, Dumbo

Toda’s trophy wall. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Toda, 20 Jay St, Dumbo, Design Firm

Toda’s Marcos Chavez. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Toda, Design firm, Dumbo, 20 Jay St

Toda’s meeting area. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Stine Nielsen and Melissa Showalter, at Toda, Design Firm, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

Toda designers Stine Nielsen and Melissa Showalter. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Toda, Design firm, Dumbo, 20 Jay St

Toda’s semi-enclosed workspace and storage area. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Toda, Design firm, Dumbo

Toda idea board. (Photo by Brady Dale)

HowAboutWe

HowAboutWe is a four-year-old couples dating site that, as we reported this morning, has expanded its services to Seattle and Chicago, to follow New York and San Francisco. Its staff has put together a book on modern dating. Its blog, The Date Report, is very clever.

How About We, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

Here’s a wall of date ideas. (Photo by Brady Dale)

How About We, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

Here’s a kitchen overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo by Brady Dale)

How About We, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

HowAboutWe’s community engagement team. (Photo by Brady Dale)

How About We, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

A staff confab in the glassed in conference room, by the developers. (Photo by Brady Dale)

How About We, in 20 Jay St, Dumbo

HowAboutWe’s developers. (Photo by Brady Dale)

Free Association

Free Association is a design firm that operates under a number interesting principles, including “Dream of Sushi.”

We have dedicated our working lives to crafting products that offer both incredible aesthetics and meaningful utility. This is a business pursuit, a cultural pursuit, and even a spiritual pursuit for our organization.

Free Association, 20 Jay St

Free Association designers collaborating. (Photo by Brady Dale)

 

Free Association, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

The Free Association bike rack. (Photo by Brady Dale)

20 Jay Street, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Free Association, 20 Jay St, Dumbo

(Photo by Brady Dale)

Companies: HowAboutWe
-30-
CONTRIBUTE TO THE
JOURNALISM FUND

Already a contributor? Sign in here
Connect with companies from the Technical.ly community
New call-to-action

Advertisement

Stink Studios is moving from Dumbo to Red Hook

Gimlet Media signs 10-year lease in Downtown Brooklyn

Etsy decorated its new office with furniture it bought on Etsy

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

You can win up to $360,000 at the WeWork Creator Awards

Philadelphia, PA

Vistar Media

Software Engineer

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA - Center City

Odessa

Sr. Business Analyst, ERP Implementations

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA

URBN

IT Recruiter

Apply Now

New year, new office: Coworkrs’ design guru has some tips for organizing your space

Startup women: apply for free coworking space

Advertising giant Publicis to add division in Brooklyn’s Industry City

SPONSORED

Brooklyn

Explore how diverse teams build dynamic products with Dev Bootcamp

Philadelphia, PA

URBN

URBN Project Manager

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA - Center City

Odessa

Sr. Project Manager – ERP Implementations

Apply Now

Philadelphia, PA

Vistar Media

QA Engineer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Brooklyn

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!