Bowery, New York, NY
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This is an impressive and unique space that celebrates NYC culture within a small bookstore operation and has art on the walls. You have a completely private lower level 300 square foot space with a tranquil patio, and you also can take up the majority of the open space in the middle of the ground floor. You can set up down the middle upstairs in any way that does not obscure access to the books. You set the tone for your store and the front of the store is for your use, as is the signage. We have found that the NYC art and books always attract more people to your shop or event, if you are open to the public. We essentially become a vendor within your space upstairs, and you have complete privacy downstairs. If NYC culture does not fit in with your theme, this is not the space for you. If it does, this is an amazing affordable opportunity. Often our unobtrusive staff person will sit outside in front under a tree and sell artsy t-shirts and only attend to the books on request. We have excellent dedicated Wi-Fi. One enters this space on the ground floor with high ceilings and continues into the private downstairs space and a backyard patio! The entire space has views of a huge, beautiful backyard garden. This stand-alone building has an airy and safe feel with abundant natural light on both floors. Perfect for your next pop-up shop, launch party, gallery opening, meeting, workshop, classroom, media needs or a small event or mixer that is not noisy to our neighbors. No music, guests or alcohol after 10pm on either floor. The space is located on 3rd Street near 1st Avenue in the thriving hip area where the East Village, Lower East Side and Noho/ Bowery area converge and two blocks from a subway station. The lower level makes the perfect exclusive hidden drop/pop up shop/breakout/meeting room/dressing room/non-cooking kitchen or room for more vendors. Yes, there is a bathroom. There are usually 10-15 pieces of art on the walls by NYC raised artists. We prefer to leave the beautiful art up and it usually adds to any event, though under some cases we can help you work around the art, like if you need to put a banner up, etc and in rare instances with proper planning ahead we can discuss removing a piece of art temporarily to satisfy a wall need you may have. We have three six-foot folding tables, two 3' x 3' square tables, eight basic clothing racks and 35 chairs for your use at no additional charge. We also offer free use of two double sided "sandwich board" style signs that hold a total of four 2' wide x 3' tall posters for signage in front of the store and on the corner. For retail we suggest opening after 12 Noon in this neighborhood and going as late as 10pm. There is a six hour minimum for any bookings on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. READ THE “HOST RULES” SECTION BEFORE INQUIRING ABOUT THE SPACE Let's make this happen in a way that makes sense for you. You can visit the space seven day a week from 1pm to 11pm.
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Nicholas A. booked an event for 50 people
Everything about the experience was amazing and the space offers so much versatility. Definitely would highly recommend and would book again
Thomas D. booked a basketball watch party for 50 people
The pictures on the listing were not the same as when we arrived. We expected a more open floorplan like in the pictures however there was a fully stocked bookstore and art gallery on the main floor that had specific rules on which areas we could move furniture. After the initial shock, the host became more accommodating and helped us make the best of the situation. I recommend visiting the space to confirm what state the space is in before booking.
Gabby M. booked an event for 35 people
Joseph was so great and helpful with the space! I hosted my first pop up here and it went so smooth! Everyone enjoyed the space and area was the perfect city vibe!
Megumi T. booked an event for 15 people
Joseph and other staff were very friendly and a very nice place. My kids birthday party has become a wonderful party!! Thank you so much.
Christina Y. booked a production for 40 people
Loved the space and host offered to meet in advance to show me it. The backyard was fantastic and having chairs and tables made it so much easier to set up
Eliana S. booked an event for 50 people
This space was everything I thought it would be and then some! Joseph was great. And the other artists working at the space were some of the kindest people I have ever had the opportunity of working with. Everyone was beyond supportive and encouraging of my event. Not only do I want to continue coming back here, but I really feel like I developed relationships with the community of artists that make up this space. Everything was magical, and I am so happy I came across this spot. I could go on and on.