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3DEN raises $2M to create pay-as-you-go urban spaces

3DEN is building spaces for what it calls the in-between moments of your day.
The name (pronounced Eden) comes from the idea of the third place a space thats neither home nor work. Founder and CEO Ben Silver told me the goal is to create a space that people can use if, say, theyve got 45 minutes to fill between meetings, or if theyve just gotten off a red-eye flight and need somewhere to freshen up.
Coffee shops, co-working spaces, gyms or hotels might serve some of those functions, but Silver said 3DEN is aggregating many different services and bringing them together into a very reliable space. He suggested that the closest analogue might be a members-only clubhouse except that instead of charging a steep membership fee, 3DEN requires no commitment, with pricing starting at $6 for each 30 minutes of your visit.
Earlier this week, I dropped by the site of the first 3DEN, located in the shopping area of New York Citys Hudson Yards development. The space is still being built, but I saw booths for phone calls, private showers and even swings for relaxing.
Silver said there will be a meditation space and Casper nap pods, too. He emphasized the nature-inspired design, with plenty of trees and plants, as well as the spaces acoustic zoning, with some areas designated for socializing and others designed to be quieter and more restful.

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