Our Story

Founded in 2005, Paragraph is a membership organization dedicated to providing an affordable and tranquil working environment for writers of all genres. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Paragraph was created by writers for writers, with an understanding that writers work best in a quiet, comfortable space away from the hurry and obligation of daily life.

 

The spaceS

Both spaces are large, loft-like city spaces with exposed brick walls and lots of natural light. They are divided into two areas — a writing room and a kitchen/cafe area. The writing room has partitioned desks where writers work in a quiet, focused atmosphere. Workspaces provide privacy, with sight lines blocked from other writers. It also feature couch/lounge areas to take breaks, catch up on reading or take a nap, and lots of books and periodicals and more books. We love books!

The kitchen/cafe is separated from the writing space by sound-proofed walls. The kitchen is the place where writers can be social or have a meal, make coffee or tea. It is  furnished with cafe seating, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, and complimentary coffee and tea. There is a high-speed printer with unlimited printing (bring your own paper). Lockers are available to rent.


Our Staff

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Lee Bob Black

Office Manager, Williamsburg

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Allison Bulger

Office Assistant, Williamsburg

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Ryan Davenport

Office Assistant, Union Square & Williamsburg

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Kate Dwyer

Office & Community Manager, Union Square

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Joy Parisi

Founder