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This is an impressive and unique space that celebrates NYC culture with a very 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 take up the majority of the open space on the ground floor about another 300 square feet. You set the tone of your store and the front of the store is for 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 small vendor within your space. 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 out front under a tree and sell artsy t-shirts and only attend to the books on request. For private events not open to the public where you know everyone, meetings, workshops, film shoots, auditions, etc, we take off and leave you to your space. 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 respects any current covid restrictions and is not noisy to our neighbors. No music 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 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! Because many of our bookcases are located above a staircase, they hardly take up any floor space. Most renters prefer to keep them displayed with a bookstore look, as it might add to their branding to be connected to all this authentic NYC culture. We also often gets requests to move the books, but we have no storage and no place to move them. The best we can offer, if you require that is to consolidate them and cover them with black fabric, but we do charge an additional $200 for that per booking, a one time fee if you are booking multiple days. 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 9pm. There is a six hour minimum for any bookings on a 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. A visit to the space can be arranged most days after 2:00pm and some days after 12 Noon.
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Great experience. This is an inspiring book shop space with authentic warmth and lots of East Village character. Joseph communicates quickly and he is very flexible with special requests.
I rented Joseph’s cozy pop up shop for a weekly class meeting space. There are plenty of chairs that can be used on either level. Joseph is always helpful and responds quickly. I’m looking forward to spring weather so that we can take advantage of the outdoor patio! p.s. If you’re reading reviews and my name keeps popping up, it’s not spam. Peerspace just requires a new review each week. :-)
Stuart W. booked an art gallery for 10 people
Not only was Joseph’s space more than what we had hoped for, Joseph himself was incredibly kind and accommodating. Everything was seamless. He even helped out on the project we were doing. Thank you so much!
Paul-Anthony T. booked a birthday party for 25 people
This space is as advertised. In the bottom of a bookstore and small. Good for hosting intimate gathers of 10 or fewer people. Hosted my daughter's birthday party here. We had about 30 guests. It got tight but it wasn't uncomfortable. Having an outdoor space was great and convenient. The host was also great and helpful. He helped us bring in all the boxes we had to set up the party. Character speaks volumes
Calvin T. booked an engagement party for 50 people
I hosted a surprise engagement party for my fiancé on the lower level and kept the upper level as the bookstore to act as a facade. Needless to say she was very much surprised when she went downstairs to find her friends and my family. We used the outside area to station the food and drinks. The space was perfect for our group of 30. In addition, Joseph was a great help the day of with making her believe I needed assistance finding a book for a friend. I would highly recommend this space.