Moving to New York City with just a dream and a suitcase has never lost its romantic allure. Node, the first global co-living company, has enabled this by providing the apartment, the furniture, and a Brooklyn community of peers.
It recently opened its third building in Bushwick, at 352 Weirfield Street, a fully renovated six-unit, circa-1900 brick townhouse featuring one- to four-bedroom furnished apartments.
Node Weirfield’s residents lounge, roof deck, and courtyard foster a communal sensibility. One-bedroom apartments start at $2,800 a month.
With 13-foot ceilings, art-deco chandeliers, ample closet space, and artfully curated kitchens and bathrooms, each apartment is ideal for singles or couples looking for space that feels like an interior-designed home, but without the hassle of actually designing it.
Awaiting renters as they arrive are retro SMEG kitchen appliances, remote controlled Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, Casper mattresses, and mid-century-style furnishings. Node even provides kitchen, bedding and dining packs on request.
Included in the price are utilities, Nest Eco thermostats, Google Home, a smart intercom system that calls your phone when you’re out (so you never miss a delivery), high speed WiFi, and central air conditioning — plus access to a work/play lounge if you work from home.
Residents can also use their smartphones to message Node to fix a potential problem, make a payment, renew a lease or find out about residents’ events.
A popular aspect of the Node co-living experience revolves around its local community curators, who get residents more deeply plugged into the neighborhood by organizing wine tastings, game nights, cultural outings and volunteer events.
To appeal to artists, entrepreneurs and other creatives, Node hired Brooklyn-based Opera Architecture and global firm DesignAgency, which studied both the history of the building as well as Bushwick’s people, its artists, architecture — even its graffiti — to conceive a Deco revival theme for the interiors.
Currently, Node’s portfolio features a handful of buildings in London and Dublin, with planned North American openings in Los Angeles, Seattle and Toronto.
And, yes, some residents have indeed moved in with just the clothes on their back, a suitcase, and a dream. There’s still room for yours at Node Weirfield, so for more information go to their website.