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Bright daylight studio with hair station

New York | Manhattan

$85 per hour
30
3Responds within 3 hours
A gorgeous studio with lots of windows and natural light. We feature separate makeup / wardrobe room as well as hair washing station. There is a bathroom and small kitchenette on site. We offer video/photo equipment rentals as well as furniture and props. For the fastest response, please message us during business hours.

Modern Townhouse in Brooklyn-Clinton Hill

New York | Clinton Hill

$350 per hour
50
3Responds within 2 hours
Extra wide (23.5 feet) Modern Townhouse on a two-way street in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill area. Wide front doors for easy access and loading of equipment. All white-walls and light-color floor interior, tons of natural light with floor to ceiling windows (and accordion glass doors) with contemporary art throughout (there is pre-permission for art to be used in shoots). Most recent shoots include: Happy! TV show 2nd Season (18 days of use) Google Gear photoshoot Revlon Cosmetics commercial shoot with model Imaan Hydro rowing machine commercial still shoot Interior has been professionally decorated. House is 5,200 square feet with four floors plus a roof deck. Ceilings on parlor level are 11 feet and 9 feet on the 2nd floor. There are six bedrooms (a larger master with one wall of accordion floor to ceiling windows) and 4 different style baths, one of which is a large, marble modern bathroom with glass shower and large unique tub great for filming. There is a clean, dry, open basement with exterior and interior access for storing gear or crew. House was newly built in 2017. Can make separate apartment available as Green Room for talent. Parlor floor is an open floor plan (50 ft x 23.5ft), with a modern kitchen that opens to a deck via a wall of accordion windows that look to back yard and bamboo. There is also a 20 by 25 ft backyard. Dining area includes a large Saarinen tulip marble table and a living room area with gas fireplace. Modern kitchen with white Cesar stone counter, Subzero and Wolf appliances. The front doors open wide (4+ feet) for easy access to bring in equipment. House is on a two-way street. There is usually parking on the street too, and lots of parking one block away under the I-278 raised highway. Lots of visually nice townhouses on the street, and even clapboard houses from the middle 1800s. House is close to both Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge. Subway stop (G) is three blocks away. Less than half a block to delis and restaurants. One block from I-278 and not more than 0.5 from onramp/exit. House is 2 blocks from Brooklyn Navy Yard and Steiner Studios. Easy to work with Owners.

Raw Historic Surreal Locker Room

New York | Bushwick

$90 per hour
20
5Responds within an hour
The locker room is a 1030 square foot historic set of 8 rooms available for film shoots, photo shoots, arts rehearsals, and meetings. The rooms, located beneath a church, were abandoned and ignored since the 1970s. From October 2018 through April 2019, the space was renovated and is now available for your use. Thus, the look of the space is raw and industrial. Most of the floors are concrete. The bathroom and shower room are tiled. Many of the walls have flaking paint jobs and weathered areas. There's exposed piping, wood beams, and unique materials and textures everywhere. A video tour of the venue is available here: https://youtu.be/-e4rTNrMufc The Shower Room has four brutal, beautiful vintage black shower stalls with working water spouts. The front door has a speakeasy style password window, which can be a fun prop for certain shoots and events. The space lets in very little daylight. The only window is in the bathroom, which does not open, and lets in a modest amount of daylight. This allows photo and video work to have total control over the lighting. During the winter, two 4800W heaters and one 1500W heater keep our rooms warm and cozy. During the summer, a 12000 BTU Fujitsu air conditioner keeps the rooms cool. There are newly installed power outlets in every room, each with two three-prong 110 volt sockets. There are ceiling lights in all of the rooms. Some of the lights are outfitted with edison bulbs for low mood lighting. Some of the lights are outfitted with bright fluorescent bulbs to allow sight. You are free to adjust the lighting as you see fit. The space is equipped with a powerful WIFI network. Phone reception in the space is often weak, depending on your carrier. The space is highly set designed because of a performance that regularly takes place there. Thus, this space is somewhat delicate and is not a good fit for all groups. For groups that would like to carefully utilize our set design for their own purposes, they are welcome to. In some of the rooms, the set design can easily be nudged to the side. For example, a table and chairs in one room can be moved to another. In other rooms, the set design will require more effort to move. Some modifications can be made and reset after you leave for a custom fee. Contact us to discuss. Renters are able to safely store their equipment in the space overnight. Renters are able to be in the space 24 hours, 7 days a week, with the exception of Sundays, 9am to 3:30pm. Note before renting that there are several times when church services are happening on the opposite side of the property. A food pantry and soup kitchen happens every Wednesday afternoon. Moderate to loud sound bleed happens during the following times: Wednesday from 9am to 6pm, and the first Friday of every month. We regret that at this time, our space does not offer wheelchair access. We’ve spent the last year restoring this basement from the 1800s, but we are not yet at the point where we can afford to build ramps or elevators. With the help of your rentals, our budget will get there. Thank you for your patience. Keep in mind our special weekday morning rates. Between 4am and 9am, the space is available for $40 per hour. The locker room is located on Bushwick Avenue near the Halsey J and Gates J stations, and a 12 minute walk from the Myrtle Wyckoff L / M station. The exact dimensions of each room in the Locker Room are: All floor to ceiling heights: 96” (8 feet) Shower Room: 9.3 feet x 19.16 feet 178 square feet Shrine Room (boot shaped): 18.16 feet x 7.83 feet 6.83’ feet x 5.16 feet 177.5 total square feet Shutters Room: 9.33 feet x 8 feet 75 square feet Waiting Room: (boot shaped) 14.33 feet x 10 feet 5.83 feet x 7.66 feet 188 total square feet Hallway 21 feet x 3.66 feet 77 square feet Vestibule: 6.5 feet x 6.33 feet 41 square feet Bathroom: 13 feet x 7 feet 91 square feet The Mannequin Room / The Vine Room: 27.5 feet x 7.5 feet 206 square feet

Flatiron loft with beautiful kitchens!

New York | Manhattan

$450 per hour
175
7Responds within 5 hours
Dear friends and colleagues, Along with the rest of New York, our team has been working from home since mid-March. It has been an incredibly trying time for our community and we know first hand that the production and event industries have been hit uncommonly hard by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. While we have not been able to be onsite in the studios, we are looking forward to getting back to work as soon as we are able to in the safest manner possible. In order to make sure that we are operating our studios in a safe and healthful manner for our returning clients we are making a few necessary improvements and updates. - Additional hand washing stations are being installed in each studio. - All sinks (kitchens and bathrooms) will be retrofit with contactless faucets. - Increased wifi bandwidth will be available, up to 10 Gbps for remote videoconferencing needs for both events and productions. - Daily intensive cleanings of both studios. We know that we may not be getting back to any kind of a normal schedule anytime soon, but we are focused on serving you, our community, as best we can when given the opportunity. A massive thank you to all the essential workers on the front lines. Stay safe, stay healthy and we hope too see you back at the studio soon. Our original premier event space, is perfect for film and photo shoots, corporate and culinary events, private parties and elegant weddings. With over 10 years of experience we can provide a perfect venue for any event you can imagine, including fashion shows, product launches and celebrity chef demonstrations. Contact us anytime to set up an appointment to see our stunning spaces.

Prohibition Era Speakeasy Bar Downtown in Lower East Side

New York | Lower Manhattan

$288 per hour
50
14Responds within 6 hours
A nostalgic and intimate jewel box of a space that transports you back to the prohibition era, situated in an historic building that was once the home of Lucky Luciano's Palm Casino.

Airy Loft in Bushwick

New York | East Williamsburg

$150 per hour
30
9
This is the quintessential old warehouse LOFT in Brooklyn. There is a big living room area, a bedroom, a backstage room and a bathroom. The space is HUGE and able to host comfortably up to around 30 people for a production (films, photo shoots, commercials, etc). The completely windowed wall is facing South-East which gives the most perfect natural light all day long. The curtains can be open or closed to avoid shades moving. Most productions teams don't even bring lighting, the natural light is more than enough for most projects. On the main area -living room- there are all sort of scenarios that can be used as different backgrounds: A fully equipped renovated open kitchen, a dinning room area, a living room chill area with couches, a hammock and a swing, a projector, a piano and a desk area. Every corner can look like it's a different space. The bedroom is a double sized bedroom, also facing South East with one whole wall as windows. A Queen Size bed, a swing, a mirror and some lovely bedroom decor. With a lot of space to maneuver for good angles and beautiful natural light. We also have a backstage room that can be used as a changing room, makeup, props storage, and even to take pictures in the dark as it's a fully dark room. The dimensions are 16'78'' x 9' and there is a desk, mirrors, a rack, and some useful props. There is also a good sized bathroom - all black and white. We are on the top of the building, there is a massive elevator that can fit anything in one go, and we are facing a church, so the space is very quiet as there is not street noise. This loft is located in an old building that used to be a fabric factory. Nowadays it is the home of lots of young, creative and interesting people living in one the most artistic scenes of NYC. The apartment has been recently renovated by Lucia Puron (amazing interior designer) with a beautiful design featured in VOGUE and many other magazines. At the top of the building there is a HUGE rooftop with hammocks also available upon request only. You can see Manhattan and Brooklyn, and during the summer this place is the venue for many parties and chillout sessions. (This is not included in the rental, please ask about availability and rates) RULES - PLEASE READ No parties are allowed on this space. Shoes are not allowed: the crew can wear shoe covers / booties or socks. The talent can wear shoes only while on camera. All props and equipment must be appropriately padded to avoid scratching the wood floors. Everything must be put back on its original place. All furniture can be moved and re arranged except for the piano and kitchen appliances. Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. No smoking or fire making. If you are interested in a specific item of decoration please ask in advance, as we slightly change decoration from time to time to keep things fresh. If you will be using the bed for your project and will use the bedsheets, please bring your own.

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