322 Union Avenue is a great place to live in one of NYC’s most exciting neighborhoods, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It has a lot of shared resources and a lot of opportunities for fun while also having adequate privacy and a comfort (not always found in NYC communal living). There are three floors, a big second story porch, and a backyard with plants tended by UnionDocs. The location is close to excellent transportation, making most spots in Manhattan and Brooklyn within a short subway ride.
The first floor commercial space is occupied by the screening space where our public events take place. It also houses the UnionDocs office.

The two floors above the main space house our residency which consists of 6 private bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a recently renovated kitchen and dining area, a meeting and work space with a screen, projector, and speakers, and a second UnionDocs staff office. Both levels have wood floors throughout, lots of natural light. The common spaces and bedrooms are fully furnished. Bedrooms can be locked, but common spaces are shared by the five residents. The common spaces are available for meetings, work sessions and screenings for the use of UnionDocs participants and staff. The building also has high-speed internet and a washer and dryer that can be used at no additional charge.

“The perks of living in the residency were amplified in a time when normal modes of filmmaking communities have been suspended. The outdoor space meant that we could have socially distanced cookouts and connect with local members of our cohort as well as the wider UnionDocs community. I've never seen people happier to attend a grill. I enjoyed 24-hour access to rare film books and magazines in the library and was able to use the basement's fully-fitted sound booth to revamp my project."

—Nathalie Seidl,

Summer Documentary Lab 2020


Rooms vary in dimension.
Each contains:

  • ‘Full Size’ bed and mattress

  • Desk

  • Chair

  • 1-2 windows with retractable window coverings

  • Compact 3 drawer dresser

  • Lamp

  • 2 Pillows

  • Waste bin

  • Closet or wardrobe with a set of hangers

  • Locking door knob for security

  • Bed Linens

  • Comforter

  • Towels

2nd Floor

The 2nd Floor has a daytime workspace and living room area and kitchenette. The space also converts into a second screening room when the screen is lowered and full audio visual system is in use.

3rd Floor

The 3rd Floor has a communal kitchen and dining area. Kitchen includes dishwasher, blender, coffee and tea area.


  • Wifi

  • Washer & Dryer

  • Dishwasher

  • Screening Room

  • Backyard access

  • 2nd Floor Balcony/Deck & Summer garden

  • Biweekly professional cleaning of common spaces

  • Air Conditioning Units Available

Outdoor Space

The second floor has access to an outdoor patio and picnic area. In the summer of 2020, we built the UNDO Lean-To, outfitted primarily to host our Labs and Workshops safely. UnionDocs host socially distanced screenings and events in this outdoor covered structure. Residents are invited to join for biweekly BBQs at our outdoor kitchen.


$300 / week includes all utilities, air conditioning, internet, laundry, access to screening room, backyard garden, second floor balcony deck with grill, biweekly professional cleaning of common spaces.

A deposit of $500 required at time of contract to be refunded within 30 days of moving out by check or bank wire transfer.

This rent is a direct pass through of what UnionDocs pays to lease the apartments plus utilities and other charges. It is a bit lower than market rate for the area, considering the space, location and amenities. Program fees are separate and are, of course, also required for the residency.

Getting Here

UnionDocs is located in East Williamsburg and is in close walking distance (5-6 blocks) of three major subway lines:
L Train – Lorimer station
G Train – Metropolitan station
JMZ Train– Hewes station

For travel by car – we are within minutes of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
Take exit 32 toward Metropolitan Ave/Williamsburg Bridge/Manhattan off the BQE.