Very cool, vibey rock space in the heart of Hell's Kitchen... use for small event, photo/film shoot, pop up, podcast, gallery, client meetings, biz event, etc. The space is located in the world famous “Music Building”, former musical home of Madonna, Blondie, Billy Idol, Interpol and Metallica to name a few. The soundproofed space was used as a Rock Music School since 2009, so it has memorabilia, posters, X-Mas lights as the main lighting, no windows, and the lived-in authentic feel of an old school NYC Rock club. Before that, the space was the practice space for the band The Strokes, and dating back to the 80's it was a jam room for the whole building, where the likes of Peter Tosh and Keith Richards jammed. So there is a lot of good Rock mojo in the space. The main room is 400 square feet, but there are two small "lobby" areas, with couches/chairs for additional seating.
The space comes as is, and guests are fully responsible for clean-up. PA is available for all events, with connector for smart-phone/laptop/DJ equip, etc. Full backline (drums, amps, keys) are broken down for events to allow for more space for the event, but are available at an additional fee if requested. The space is located on 8th Ave bet 38/39 St, in the heart of Hell's Kitchen/Midtown West and therefore does not have any street parking, but there are plenty of parking garages/lots in the area. The space is one flight up from the ground floor, accessible via one set of stairs. The Superintendent of the building is on hand and on-call for all events in the space, and is included in the fee. He will help with questions in the space/building, guests, security, and any issues that might arise during the event, to help make it a successful event. GUEST RULES: * Please note that event time booked includes set-up/clean-up. * Guest who booked the event is solely responsible for the space during event and clean-up. The space must be left in the exact same condition/layout as it was at the start of the event or a clean-up fee will be issued. * Guest who booked the event must be present for the entire event and is in charge of all guests and their conduct, and let them know of the space rules. If someone abuses the space in any way, or becomes an issue or liability, they must be removed from the building. HOUSE RULES: - NO SMOKING in any area of the space (but there is a smoking area on the floor above space). - NO BEVERAGES ON ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT in the space. - ONLY 21+ can consume alcohol at an event where it is provided. - SUPERINTENDENT ON DUTY for the event is there to ensure safety, and therefore has the right to remove anyone who might become an issue or liability, as well as cap the event if it goes beyond capacity. - IF GUEST NEEDS SOMETHING MOVED in the space, Superintendent must be asked to ensure no damage to the space - X-mas lights in main room must all remain as is and not partially unplugged. If Guest prefers to have them all off, they can, but must provide lighting. - Everything on walls must remain as is and not removed or damaged. - No confetti or decorations that might cause damage to the space. AFTER EVENT: - Must throw out all garbage in front trash can, then take all trash downstairs to the lobby and leave next to main trash can. - Room must be left completely clean and in the same condition it was found in. There is a vacuum available if needed.
I can’t believe how amazing my event turned out to be and it was due to this unique space! Hosted my boyfriends surprise party here (80s rock theme) and the venue made it even better - didn’t even have to decorate! Chris was so helpful throughout the entire booking process from start to finish. He even researched where we could purchase ice in the area for our coolers! Everyone loved the history behind the building itself and the vibes you received the second you walked in. JP our security for the night was an even bigger plus, huge shoutout to him for helping us wrap things up. Overall great experience and would definitely book again. Thanks Chris!
I rented this space for my birthday.I had about 20 people moving comfortably within the space. Chris and his wife are absolutely amazing hosts. The vibe of the space is super chill. The spot is spacious and overall great vibes. Chris is a super talented bass and drum player. Would highly recommend booking!
This space is great! I recently booked it for my wife's 30th birthday party and everyone had a great time. Chris was very responsive and accommodating and JP the super was very helpful. I would definitely book this space again for other events. Highly recommended!
I hosted my friend's birthday party here and had an amazing time! Chris was really helpful with showing me how to turn on the speakers and setting up a table for us prior to the event. At the end of the night when we wanted to keep the party going, Chris was totally cool with letting us stay longer. We just paid the extra hour via Venmo. Would definitely rent the space again!
Chris was really great at communicating with me before the event. We were even able to chat over the phone about additional details around the studio. The studio definitely is just how it looks in the photos and it was just what we needed for a casual, laid back and authentic experience for our guests. Only small issue is access to Wi-FI. Unless you have data on your phone, you may have an issue with accessing the internet which was the only complaints from our guests but still a dope venue. Also, Jerry the sup is amazing very knowledgeable about the building and really helped us out. I would use this space again.