Raw Underground Hideout Studio in LES/Chinatown

  • Min booking length
    4 hr minimum
  • Max attendees
    60 people
  • Square footage
    3000 sq/ft
Giggster offers protection packages covering requirements for filmevent permits.
Attach a protection package to your booking after checkout. Insurance may be offered by a third party provider with coverage for eligible rentals. Check with your local Film Office for permit requirements.
This raw underground space is conveniently located in the Lower East Side/Chinatown and is the premier multifunctional production, event, and meeting venue. It is within a charming boutique building that was formerly home and recording studio to the Beastie Boys in their early career. This cellar space is a column-free open floor with 3,000 sqft and high ceilings between the two rooms that are linked by a beautiful archway. The studio features original exposed brick and is extremely versatile. 55 Chrystie is ideal for film/photo shoots, music videos, gallery shows/exhibitions, digital content creation, fashion shows, product launches, intimate gatherings and events, private creative classes, and a holding area for cast/crews. The space comes raw and you are welcome to bring your own equipment and decorations. It's in an elevator building and has direct stairwell access to the street. If additional space is required, there are other studios on the floor that can be rented for check-in, breakout or storage areas. We are located on Chrystie Street (between Canal and Hester), directly across from Sara Roosevelt Park. It's a short 2-minute walk from the Grand Street B/D express trains and half a block from Canal Street which has access to numerous subway lines including J/Z/6/N/R/Q/W/F. Easy access via the Manhattan Bridge to/from Brooklyn. Chrystie Street has a bike path with several Citibike stations nearby.

Protection Packages

Renters now have access to attach damage protection, liability insurance and cancellation protection.

Category and style

Event Space

Craftsman, Dilapidated/Neglected, Industrial, Rustic


Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft): 3000

Location Rules

No loud noises
No smoking
No alcohol
No cooking


Air Conditioning


Exposed Beams
Vaulted Ceiling
Concrete Floor
Brick Walls
Texture Walls




  • Q: What's the maximum attendees I can have at this location?

    A: Teresa allows 60 attendees on location

  • Q: What types of activities are allowed at this location?

    A: Teresa allows production

  • Q: How many square feet is the location?

    A: Raw Underground Hideout Studio in LES/Chinatown is 3000 sq/ft

Exact location provided after booking

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