Our Family in Bedford-Stuyvesant
Imagine your friends and extended family all in one house, but instead of working on solving family problems, your "family" (or housemates) are working on coding challenges, crazy marketing ideas, new career advancements, cooking new creations, and developing a deep understanding for one another. This, in a nutshell, is the culture at Marcy House. Marcy House was opened as the second Founder House location and is located in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Fostering Cultural Understanding
The people who live in Marcy House come from all over. People coming from the East Coast, West Coast, Mid-West, and from other countries like Canada, India, Germany, and Egypt are all together under one roof. This diversity brings with it a lot of perks: we get to share stories of our homes, recipes, points-of-views, and a new understanding which adds a richness to the Marcy House experience.
Pursuing Your Passions
Entrepreneurial ventures, software development, furthering your education in school: these are just some of the things that have brought our residents to Marcy House. Some people have been in New York for only a few months while other residents have been in the city for over 10 years. Yet, the desire to find opportunity and make close connections is universal, no matter how long they’ve been living in this town.
Love Makes a House a Home
Marcy House is more than just a place to lay your weary head. The love that we have for our work and respect that we have for each other makes our house a home. Our community is described as being ‘one big family’ by current resident Ahmed Hamouda. While the stakes can get high at some of our house poker nights, resident Canadian Brendan Whiting will tell you that the atmosphere is always ‘friendly’! Between the planned events like happy hour and goals night, or family dinner on Sunday, our residents find plenty of time to work, create, and collaborate on passion projects in our shared spaces.
Let the Good Times Roll
Marcy House residents spend time together inside and outside of the townhouse. They have been known to go to escape rooms, improv shows, movies, to the park to play frisbee, workout classes, and dinners. In our house, there’s always a willing participant ready to join you in a new adventure.