Need a beautiful space to show beautiful things? Whether you need space for a pop-up gallery, a corporate event, wedding, or a photo shoot – Gary’s Loft may be just what you’re looking for. Gary offers a gorgeous, enormous, and well-designed 5,000 square foot penthouse on 36th Street, with multiple levels to support whatever function you are holding. A huge bonus is the roof deck, which is fully usable for your function and has amazing Empire State Building views.
Gary’s Loft opened in 2005 as a photography studio, and has expanded to become so much more. As the loft became an in-demand event venue, it was expanded and a beautiful custom cherry staircase was built to connect the Penthouse with the 4,500 square foot studio below. In 2009, the 11th floor loft was expanded and renovated – adding antique oak floors and a fully functional warm-up kitchen area for caterers…making your event even easier.
So, if you’re looking to impress your guests with Manhattan chic and convenience but amenities not often found in the city, give Gary’s Loft a look. You won’t be disappointed.
Wow. There is quite a bit to say about Factory Studios. This fully equipped, 3000 square foot soundstage in Williamsburg is impressive, to say the least. They’ve got literally everything you need for your production – greenscreen cyclorama, full soundproofing throughout, a 20′ x 30′ corner cyc, and full in-house production capabilities for wherever you need support.
What more can you ask for from a studio in the city? Well, an amazing rooftop of course. Perfect for outside fashion shoots, this huge roof has a distinctive look and impressive Manhattan views.
With clients ranging from Bloomingdales to Kerri Hilson to the New York Times Magazine, you’ll be in good company at Factory Studios!
- Roof of Teacup Studios
If you didn’t know that Teacup Studios was there, you might miss it. Tucked in between two shops on W 28th, this sixth floor studio space lives up to it’s name. I had to ask – why call it Teacup? The only thing I could think of with teacup was Alice in Wonderland or the British. Murphy corrected my fantastical imaginings with a much simpler response – “It’s small, like a teacup!”
Murphy Munday-Goleman and her husband started up this photo studio about a year and a half ago – so early 2009 – and have been using it themselves and renting it out since. Much like Hourspaces itself, Murphy and her husband found the studio themselves because of the lack of space to work creatively in the city.
And there is the history – the building that Teacup Studios is in was a movie/photo studio back in the days of Tinpan Alley. So they’re continuing the trend, living and breathing the history of the space.
- Interior of Teacup Studios
The studio space itself is cozy, at 400 sq. feet – and it can be absolutely flooded with daylight – not only from large windows, but also a skylight – the photo of the interior was taken on a cloudy day with the skylight only open about a third of the way, so imagine what it’s like when everything is totally open.
Perhaps the most impressive and mind-blowing aspect of the studio is the roof access – you can get an idea of what it looks like in that first photo. I felt like a little kid when I was up there – not only are there some impressive views, but it’s an interesting space in and of itself and there are some great textures.
Murphy said that one of her favorite shoots at the studio was one that her husband – a photographer – did. He shot an old school movie reel (I couldn’t tell you the type of film, sorry) of a musician that was shot between the roof space at the studio and the musician’s home – a contrast between the grunge.industrial space and the more organic and comfortable space of a home.
Affordable, accommodating and unique, Teacup Studios is a great place for any photographer or producer to take a look at.
Contact information for Teacup Studios is available at their studio website.