A coworking space called Beahive is scheduled to open in downtown Albany. The company opened its first coworking space in Beacon in 2009, and has another one in Kingston (that's a pic of the Beacon space on the right). From its page for the Albany space:
Our third hive should be open in the Capital Region at 418 Broadway (Downtown Albany) by March 2012.
We'll have a mix of work and lounge areas, meeting space, desks and tables, sofas and armchairs.
We expect to have members not only from Albany but also surrounding towns -- Troy, Rensselaer, Colonie and beyond.
Our space will also be available to rent for events, parties, workshops and group meetings, with flexible rates depending on the use.
There's an open house for the Albany space February 8.
There have been a few attempts to get co-working spaces started in the Capital District. The Collar Collective is currently setting up in Troy. Its founder, Brian Corrigan, told us the plan is to start small with about 10 desks. And in order to keep the crowd more or less focused on tech, it will be nerds-only by application. Brian says it's very much open to nerds at-large, so if you're interested, contact him.
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