New York | Bushwick
$125 per hour
This is a set of four rooms, totaling 1880 square feet, available for photo and film shoots, as well as rehearsals and small events.
The Classroom measures roughly 30 feet long, 30 feet wide, and 8 feet high. Its shape is a square with one small corner omitted.
The Classroom was most likely formerly used as a Sunday School classroom, as its located underneath a church. On one wall is a chalkboard, always stocked with new white and colored chalk and an eraser. Feel free to erase and draw your own creations. Two of the walls are beautifully aged with revealed bricks peeking out beneath a retro blue paint job. The floor is combination of black tiles and basement concrete. The ceiling is composed of tiled tin and exposed pipes. There's a door leading to the backyard. We've outfitted the Classroom with 9 school desks, a teacher's desk with a globe, and a shelf with school books.
Four windows let in a significant amount of daylight. Six fluorescent ceiling lights fill the room with bright light, or you can keep them off and let the photography lights do the illuminating.
In addition to the Classroom, which is the heart of this venue, we have our Back Hall, Backyard, and Near Hall.
The Back Hall features a TV wall at one end of it. To one side are a few cellar-like closets. At the end of the hall is our Clock Staircase, lined from bottom to top with various clocks while paper umbrellas hang from the ceiling.The hall is roughly 215 square feet, measuring 27 feet long by 8 feet wide and 7 feet high, with height variances at the two staircases.
The Backyard is roughly 600 square feet, measuring 45 feet long and 13.5 feet wide, its shape curving slightly. String lights add beauty and mood after sunset. Our new wooden fence serves as a beautiful backdrop. Outdoor installations like our antique furnace and bathtub give character to the environment.
The TV wall is made of 21 TVs. 10 of the TVs can feature your custom video or still image. This image is transmitted via our laptop, which is connected to our wifi network. If you have no image in mind, the TVs can display static.
The Near Hall is a 210 square foot aged basement hallway. At one end of the hall is a bed whose underside can glow green from ourhidden LED lights. You're welcome to move the lightweight bed outside to the backyard, or into the Classroom itself, or simply move it further down the hall outside of your shot, if you'd rather not include it. The hallway is also filled with a forest of floor lamps, which you can arrange or hide as you see fit.
Take note that the Near Hall is not always a complete private space. Sometimes neighboring renters from the adjacent space may pass nearby on their way to the bathroom or exit. Sometimes the building's custodian will be traveling through the other end of the hall. The other three spaces are fully private (the Classroom, Back Hall, and Backyard).
Likewise, take note that at times, you will share your bathroom with neighboring renters.
The classroom is equipped with a 15,000 BTU Frigidaire window air conditioner to keep you cool in the summer and a 10000W Dr. Heater to keep you cozy all winter.
Each of the four rooms, including the backyard, is equipped with three prong 110V electrical outlets powered by 20 amp circuits.
The space is equipped with a powerful WIFI network.
All renters are able to rent our Panasonic VZ-580 video projector and project it onto the wall. Use of this equipment costs an additional fee.
Renters are able to safely store their equipment in the space overnight.
Depending on the availability of our staff, renters are able to be in the space 24 hours, 7 days a week, with the exception of Sundays, 9am to 3:30pm, when we are closed.
There is bathroom access.
This set of four rooms has a capacity of 20.
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.
Our space is more popular on Saturdays, and so you will notice that our hourly rate on Saturday is higher. This difference is intentional. Prices are also slightly higher on weekday evenings than weekdays during the day.
This 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.