418 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207
Why is BEAHIVE spelled funny? It’s a cute reference to Beacon, NY (BEA-HIVE, Bea-con…). Beacon is the quaint river town in the Hudson Valley that has been bubbling with potential since the renowned contemporary art museum Dia:Beacon moved in. The original BEAHIVE opened in May 2009 right in the heart of Beacon’s Main Street in an artisan-renovated 1907 Bell Telephone building. A second hive was added in Kingston later that winter (closed in 2012 and then re-opened fall 2015), a third hive in Downtown Albany in early 2012, and a hive in Peekskill in the summer of 2015 (since closed). Inspired in part by the co-working and Localism movements, BEAHIVE is a new kind of collaborative space for work and community, the only of its kind in the Hudson Valley. At the most basic level, BEAHIVE provides a shared, creative work environment for entrepreneurs, the creative class, micro businesses and consultants.