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3,500 Sqft Studio w/ Drive in Garage, Cyc, 4 Sets
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drive-in venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in New York?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in New York on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in New York?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in New York at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Drive-in venues are available in New York?
Right now, there are 703 Drive-in venues available in New York.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for New York bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for New York guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for New York locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near New York?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in New York. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my New York booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in New York?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in New York is $150 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in New York?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Drive-in venues in New York, NY?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $150 to $150.
Which Drive-in venues are most popular in New York, NY in 2024?
The top 1 Drive-in venue in New York, NY right now is 3,500 Sqft Studio w/ Drive in Garage, Cyc, 4 Sets.
How do I book a New York location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a New York reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About New York

New York City is an iconic metropolitan gem that encapsulates a unique combination of modern and traditional traits unlike anywhere else on the planet. It truly lives up to its reputation as The Big Apple, with diverse neighborhoods, fabulous restaurants, and art venues that can keep you busy day and night.

Even better, most of the drive-in locations take full advantage of being able to check out all these things without having to find a parking spot, it's hard enough finding your mark in the ever-changing landscape of Manhattan!

From Brooklyn's classic hipster vibes to Central Park's serenity, you get a flavor for many different cultures, all within buzzing city blocks. New York has unbeatable benefits for those looking to experience a little bit of everything.

Drive-in Options in New York

  • Audio/Visual Equipment Rentals
    If you're looking to rent audio/visual equipment for your next event and are based in New York, a few companies can help you. They specialize in sound systems, projectors, screens, and other equipment that might be necessary for your particular function.

  • Fast-food
    Many fast-food places in the city can cater for your event, including well-known chains like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's. They could provide classic American fares like hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and chicken fingers.

  • Props Rental
    Several companies in New York City rent out props for events. They have a wide selection of items like fake grass, tents, chairs, and tables that would be perfect for a drive-in event.

Drive-in Vendors in New York

  • Interactive Vision Solutions
    Delight your next set of drive-in guests by incorporating this company into your plans! Their interactive vision solutions are unrivaled and will ensure that your event is one they'll never forget. They pride themselves on working with each client individually to ensure that their A/V rental perfectly meets the needs of their specific event. From projector screens to virtual reality gear, they have the tools you need to make your next drive-in event even more fun.

  • Jollibee
    Jollibee is a notch above other fast-food places because of its specialty fried chicken. Jollibee's chicken has crispy golden-brown skin with juicy meat, making it one of the most popular items on their menu. Their burgers are also fresh and delicious, with buns and meats of superior quality.

  • Eclectic / Encore Props
    Eclectic/Encore Props is the perfect place to shop for your event. Whatever the occasion, we have props for you. Their simple decorations are incredible for drive-in events, while their more elaborate items will transform your event into another era! With Eclectic/Encore Props, the sky's the limit. Along with costumes and furniture from different periods, the helpful staff is always available to find what you need to make your event stand out.

Pros and Cons of Drive-In Locations in New York

While drive-in events have been making a comeback in recent months, there are both benefits and drawbacks to hosting them in a densely populated urban setting like New York City.

Advantages

  • Drive-in events allow larger gatherings than smaller indoor spaces, providing a unique and nostalgic experience.

  • Drive-in locations are quite flexible in terms of allowing you to outsource catering services or bring in food trucks.

  • There is a certain novelty and romanticism to watching a movie under the stars or hosting any other type of event at a drive-in.

Disadvantages

  • The weather can be a factor (if it rains, the show is canceled).

  • The sound quality at drive-ins is always a challenge and getting quality acoustics comes with cost implications.

  • There could also be logistical challenges, such as accessing FM radios or properly tuning audio systems.

Tips on How to Organize Drive-In Locations in New York

Drive-in events have grown in popularity as a way to socialize while still practicing social distancing. But if you're looking to host one of these events in a city like New York, there are some extra challenges. Here are some tips for successfully organizing a drive-in event in the city:

  • Get the permits: Secure a permit from the city for your chosen location. Doing this confirms that you are allowed to use the space and that necessary safety precautions will be taken.

  • Consider the sight lines for site selection: Choose an open space without obstacles, like buildings or trees, blocking viewers' screen views.

  • Plan for sound quality: Opt for using FM headphones instead of projecting sound through speakers, which may disturb nearby neighborhoods.

  • Consider parking logistics: Choose a location with enough space for vehicles and marked lanes to avoid traffic congestion.

Famous Locations in New York

  • Berlin Wall Section
    The Berlin Wall section at the Gateway Plaza in Lower Manhattan is a powerful reminder of what we can achieve when we work together. It stands about 20 feet tall, is covered in graffiti and murals, and symbolizes hope for the future. People often take pictures or pause to reflect on the complicated history surrounding the wall's fall. Although it's much more minor and insignificant compared to other famous landmarks, this location is still worth visiting.

  • Fearless Girl Statue
    State Street Global Advisors initially funded the fearless Girl statue to encourage more women in leadership roles. Public outcry has been so vehement that the city has granted it a permanent permit until February 2018. The Fearless Girl has become an international symbol for female empowerment and speaking out against discrimination and injustice. The Fearless Girl remains a popular destination for tourists and an inspiration for visitors, despite some controversies about whether she exploits feminism for marketing purposes.

  • Model Ship Collection at the South Street Seaport Museum
    The South Street Seaport Museum is home to America's most extensive private collection of model ships, with over 1,000 on display. If you're a fan of maritime history or model shipbuilding, this museum should be on your list of must-see destinations. You can also watch demonstrations by master artisans as they build new models, offering a truly unique and interactive experience. The South Street Seaport Museum- designated by Congress as the American National Maritime Museum, offers historical artifacts and information on the growth of our nation's seaports.