THIS SPACE IS PERFECT FOR BUSINESS EVENTS, BUT NOT AVAILABLE FOR A PRIVATE PARTY! Our freshly renovated studio, located in the heart of the Garment district on 38th Street and 8th Avenue, has wonderful natural light and stunning NYC views. Available per week, day, half day for photo / video productions, presentations, meetings, castings, networking events and seminars. We have 35 chairs and stoles available plus a large white leather couch and two white leather chairs. We can seat about a total of 40 people. Additional chairs can be rented from us at $10 each and that includes delivery and pick up of the chairs if available. A minimum fee of $100 for delivery applies which includes up to 10 chairs. We have two desks, one round table, four 6'x3' folding tables, one movable 6'x3' table on rolls and one large 10'x4'dining room table in the conference room. We can also remove our furniture from the space for a removal and storage fee of $1,000. Please note that our metallic equipment storage cabinets are not removable. We are conveniently located only two blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and 4 blocks from Penn Station. We have parking on the street available on Sundays and several parking garages near our studio for the other days. There are several nice restaurant and cafes within 2 short blocks of our building including Dean and Deluca and Starbucks. Our photo studio is one of the most beautiful and affordable available in Manhattan, and because it is not name branded it will help you to shine and impress even the most sophisticated clients and guests. Studio facts: • Multiple meeting and shooting areas, plus a conference room with 11ft ceilings • The studio has about 1,200 sq. ft usable space • Projector & screen, TV display & sound system, sample product & album storage and fast wifi internet • Kitchen with refrigerator, water cooler, microwave and coffee maker; elegant private bathroom • Fantastic art gallery-like studio, a perfect sales environment for a high-end NYC wedding photographer or any other event vendors Equipment list: The following lighting equipment is available for $200 cash or $250 per day with your rental bill: - (6) various Paul Buff mono-lights: 400 W/s (3) & 800 W/s (2) & one 1600 W/s - Octagon soft boxes ; 5′ Octa & 7' Octa - Gridded soft boxes: 1'×5'; 1'×5'; 2'x3' - Reflectors (4) (one with 10 degree grids, if needed) - Umbrellas, 42, 46, - Westcott Spiderlites for continuous lighting with small soft box (TD3) - PocketWizard units - (3) c-stand and (3) heavy duty light stand - Paul Buff Ring Light 800 W/s ($50 extra rental fee) 10' swipe of 144" wide seamless paper in black, gray or white cost $50. We do have 2 V-flats, white on one side and black on the other (4x8 panels x4) You are more than welcome to bring your own gear, of course.
1. Load in and out: Renter can come in with normal gear via the passenger elevators, as long as it can be carried by hand and if it is just a regular suitcase size rolling case. However, if the Renter brings in racks, heavy-duty equipment and items longer than 6 feet, the Renter has to use the freight elevators. No exceptions. The freight elevator entrance is on 39th Street (not 38th), close to 8th Avenue between the pub and the parking garage and is a silver metal door with the number “308” on it. Freight elevator service is available from Mon.-Fri. from 8:00AM to 5:30PM and on Saturday from 8:00AM to 12:30PM. No service on Sundays. The front lobby is open on Mon.-Sat. from 8:00AM to 11:00PM and from 9:00AM to 10:00PM on Sundays. You can rent the studio for longer than 11:00PM just let us know what you need. 2. Studio Key Door Lock: If Renter has booked a multiday rental we will provide a temporary door look key code. To open the door you push the "Schlage" button on the top first and the keypad will light up in blue. Then you type in your number code, which we will give to you in the morning of your rental day if you have a multiday rental, and the door opens. You walk in the studio, close the door and the Lock will automatically lock again after 30 seconds. You could mechanically unlock it from the inside with the handle. Please note that the "Schlage" button on the inside of the look does not lock or open the door. That button is only used to set up the different alarm sound options, so please do not touch it. When you unlock the lock with the inside handle the door remains unlocked for 30 seconds until it locks automatically again. Please keep the door closed, so no strangers can walk in. We had theft issues before when the door was open, even when people where in the studio. When you leave the studio you open the door lock with the handle on the inside and walk out and close the door and then hit the top button again ("Schlage") so the door locks. Please always check if the door is really locked. Parking: There are several parking garages around our studio. Free street parking is available around our studio after 7:00PM Mon-Sat. and all day on Sundays in dedicated areas. Commercial vehicles can park for limited times if you pay the parking meters in dedicated areas during the week before 7:00PM. Parking charges vary greatly and are also depending on the time of day or if there are any other events happening in the area. We suggest using the app “Best Parking” to figure out the best option. 3. Hallways must stay clear: All hallways must stay clear of people and materials. Hallways cannot be used for storage or waiting area for people even for a short time. It would be a fire code violation and the renter is responsible for any fines if the fire safety inspector fines the building. Fines can be up to $5000 per incident! There is no signage in the lobby or in the hallways allowed; the only exception is the studio door. 4. Shipping product and equipment to the studio: Nobody is usually at the studio, so the Renter cannot ship anything to the studio before the rental, unless the Renter arranges delivery-receiving services with us for additional fees. The staff of the building is not allowed to receive or store any packages on anybody’s behalf. You have to arrange deliveries during your rental time or arrange deliveries with us for additional fees and only if it is possible and available. 5. Damages: Most damages accrues when renters carelessly move their stuff and gear into or out of the studio and when they move furniture. Renters are responsible for any drag marks in hallways and studio floors and it can cost $500 and more to fix these issues. No dragging of any boxes, equipment or furniture on hallway or studio floors. Please be aware that hallways are monitored by the building and have video surveillance. Renter is not allowed to move any furniture without permission besides chairs, folding tables (Do not move the large table in the conference room). Move chairs and folding tables with two people if required and never drag anything on the floor. Renters are not allowed to tape anything to the walls, floors or ceilings. Renters are not allowed to remove any of the artwork, only Wolfgang or Jorg are able to do that. Renter is responsible for any damage done by them, their guests and associates during the rental time. 6. Use of equipment and make sure it stays in the studio: We had issues that renters and their associates took equipment intentionally or not intentionally from our studio. Make sure that all cables, furniture, light stands, c-stand and any other equipment stays in the studio and is not packed up by accident by the renter’s staff. If you need specific equipment like projector and screen, 4k TV display or lighting equipment, please order it in advance, so we can make sure it it available for you when you need it and works with your equipment. We have seating for 40 people on seats with different comfort levels. If you need more seating you have to order it in advance for additional fees. We do have up to 6 folding tables, however the Renter needs to make arrangements with us before the rental. 7. Cleaning: The studio needs to be in the same condition as it was found at the beginning of the rental. Otherwise cleaning fees will apply of at least $150 or more depending on the extend of the required cleaning. There are brooms and mops to clean the floor if required at the studio either behind the seamless paper or next to the black cabinet in the entrance area. 8. Trash: We allow one regular 13 gallons trash bag per rental event. There are trash bags in the kitchen cabinet. If the Renter has more trash, they need to take their trash with them or we charge $25 per 13 Gallons of trash left behind. Renters have to make sure that their trash is not “wet”. Empty all fluids and drinks into the toilet before the Renter puts the containers, cups, glasses, bottles and so on into the trash. Please inform us if you leave more trash behind, so we can take care of it before the next rental starts. Please place the trash bag inside the studio near the entrance. 9. Use common sense: There is no smoking, no throwing things out of the window, no cooking and no overnight stay allowed in our building. Turn off light and air conditioning systems and make sure the studio door is looked before you leave. Do NOT discuss any issue with anybody of the building staff, you must call us first! We ask you to send us a text the moment you are out of the studio, so we know how long you stayed. 10. Speaking to building Staff and Security: Building staff is there to serve leaseholders and building tenants not our Renters or their guests. If you have any questions or issues about anything, please contact us, Wolfgang (212-7251901) or Jorg (212-781-8178). All issues need to be discussed with us first and never with the building staff except if it is a real emergency and you can’t reach any of us. 11. Bring what you need: Renter is responsible for all utensils, cups, plates, napkins, toilet paper, kitchen paper towels, trash bags and tablecloths. There should be at least two rolls of toilet paper, however you might need more depending on your event. 12. Overtime use: We are a very busy studio and we do have often multiple rentals on the same day. You will be able to stay longer for the same hourly fees if the studio is available and if you coordinate with us in advance. You cannot just stay longer without our approval. We ask you to send us a text to 212-781-8178 the moment you are out of the studio, so we know how long you stayed. 13. Indemnification. Renter hereby indemnifies and holds harmless Owners from any damages, actions, suits, claims, or other costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with any damage to any property or any injury caused to any person (including death) caused by Renter’s use of the Space, including any acts or omissions on the part of Renter, its employees, officers, directors, independent contractors, or other agents. Renter shall notify Owners of any damage or injury of which it has knowledge in, to, or near the Space, regardless of the cause of such damage or injury. 14. Location Release Form: We are happy to sign a location release form as long as it is limited to the inside of our studio only. We don’t own the building, so we cannot sign any other release. Specify the location with our exact address in your release form. 15. Every renter needs to sign these rules before the rental can start!
We needed to cancel the use of this premium space due to a snowstorm that prevented our interviewee’s arrival. Jorg was excellent to work with through this stressful situation. We definitely plan to work with Jorg again, and use this fantastic space in the future.
Jorg was a wonderful host. His space was beautiful and he was so accommodating for any and all needs. Highly recommend and would book again. Thank you Jorg!
Jorg gave great instructions that made it so I could transfer over the organization baton without a hitch when I ended up being too sick to attend my companies event the day it was set to happen. Everything went smoothly and fantastically. The space was great, and the help with tech set up prior to our event was especially appreciated. Thanks so much for letting us use your space!
Jorge's space was FANTASTIC. It couldn't have been better. The front desk did have an issue with us bringing in our suitcases but let us through. I would advise everyone go in from the freight entrance.