New York | Bushwick
$135 per hour
This is a set of seven rooms, totaling 1880 square feet, available for photo and film shoots, as well as rehearsals and small events.
A video overview of the Classroom: https://youtu.be/V7bKIls4sSg
A detailed guided video tour of the Classroom: https://youtu.be/g2IARbLHANk
The Classroom itself 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.
The Back Hall features our TV Wall at one end of it. The hall is roughly 150 square feet, measuring 27 feet long by 8 feet wide and 7 feet high, with height variances.
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 Clock Staircase is 30 square feet, measuring 3 feet wide by 10 feet long.
Branching off the hall is the Safe Room. As an add-on, the safe room can be filled with money like the photograph. By default, it comes with the box safe and empty shelves only. The Safe Room is 18 square feet, measuring 3 feet wide by 6 feet long.
Across from the Safe Room is Under The Stairs, which is also 18 square feet, measuring 3 ft x 6 ft. This closet has a claustrophobic cellar-esque look.
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 furnaces, antique furniture, and bathtub give character to the environment.
The Hall of Lamps is a 210 square foot aged basement hallway. The hallway is filled with a forest of floor lamps, which you can arrange or hide as you see fit. Numerous ceiling lamps hang above, which are controlled by a dimmer. Furnishings include a love seat and a bed that can glow green underneath. Turkish rugs hang from the walls. All the floor lamps and the bed can be moved to any room that you prefer.
Take note that the Hall of Lamps 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 TV wall is made of 21 TVs. Most 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 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.
The Clock Stairway, Back Hall, and Hall of Lamps are equipped with a total of 17 Phillips Hue bulbs, which can be modified to any color or warm or cool white light, along with a range of brightness levels. The space is provided at our default colors in the photos, and for an additional fee, you may rent a tablet which controls the bulb settings. You're also welcome to rent our additional lighting gear if you'd like a brightness that goes beyond the capability of the Phillips bulbs.
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 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 seven 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.