Hoboken Is Back in Business!
“People need to work and that’s what we do,” said Greg Dell’Aquila, owner of Mission 50, New Jersey’s Premier Coworking Space.
Mission 50 on Harrison Street is up and running again with Internet, coffee, and generator-provided power. Greg is setting his day-pass price at $15 to help the community get back on it’s feet.
Until Wednesday, Mission 50 was surrounded by over three feet of water, an island in the sea formerly known as Hoboken. When the water cleared on Thursday, Greg began a mad hunt for a generator and then waited in line for twelve hours to get gas.
After moving all the equipment up to the fourth floor of the former Cut-Rite wax paper industrial building, Greg revved up the generator, lit up the routers, switches, and coffee pot and was back in business.
This afternoon, as soon as he had Internet, he tweeted to his members and to LiquidSpace to let us all know that Hoboken had coworking once again. Since then, Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken has called to congratulate and thank him.
Greg shared that he’s fortunate that he chose the Cut-Rite wax paper building for Mission 50 coworking. In preparation for a 500-year flood, the building foundation starts four feet above street level. Though the water lapped around the edges on Wednesday, none came in the building.
Mission 50 will be open from 8AM to 8PM everyday through this weekend and next week. Visit LiquidSpace to book a day-pass or the Shipyards Conference room online or on your smartphone.
LiquidSpace will donate our portion of revenues to relief agencies helping Hurricane Sandy victims.