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Raw Historic Underground Gymnasium

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This is a 2500 square foot gymnasium available for film shoots, photo shoots, and various events. The space also comes with an adjacent 72 square foot ramp that makes for a cool side room. The gym measures 50 feet long, 50 feet wide, and 13.5 feet high. The gymnasium, located beneath a church, was abandoned in the 1970s. The look of the space is raw and industrial, including a retro paint job, a wall of brick, old basketball hoops, and a tiled tin ceiling. The floor is the original concrete, currently not finished, with small pocks and unevenness throughout. The space lets in very little daylight. Even at high noon on a bright day, there is almost total darkness in the gym. There is a fan in the gym window allowing air circulation. Our HVAC system connects to a machine outside and allows additional circulation. The gym is equipped with a 5 ton central heating and cooling system, newly installed in 2020, to keep you chill all summer and cozy all winter. There are six electricity outlets in the gym, some with one socket, and some with as many as four sockets. One of these six outlets is a 220 volt outlet while the other five outlets support 110 volts. The circuits range from 20 amps to 30 amps. The two center columns of the Gym are equipped with eight 3000 lumen bright white LED light bulbs for maximum visibility. The side columns of the Gym are equipped with 7 Phillips Hue bulbs, which can be modified to any color or warm or cool white light, along with a range of brightness levels. The Gymnasium is provided at our default lighting in the photos, and for an additional fee, you may rent a tablet which controls the bulb settings. The space is equipped with a powerful WIFI network. Phone reception in the space is often weak, depending on your carrier. We offer a tall free-standing ladder, roughly 12 feet in height, to all renters. All renters are able to use our collapsable movie screen and projector to stage their own film viewings. Our movie screen is approximately 22 feet by 12.5 feet. Use of this equipment costs an additional fee. Renters are able to safely store their equipment in the space overnight. Renters are able to be in the space from 4am through midnight, with the exception of Sundays, when our hours are 3:30pm to midnight. The venue has a seating capacity of 50. Please notify in advance so that the correct number of chairs can be set in place. If you need more than 10 chairs, the venue will ask a furniture fee. Additional tables are also available for a fee. We are picky when it comes to booking events at our space, and say no to the majority of the requests we get, which are for parties and concerts. That said, we do love the events we host here that are right for our church basement. We favor small gatherings with a mellow daytime energy. A screening of your new short film could work great here. A dinner party for a small group of friends could be a great fit. Also note that while some art exhibitions are occasionally a good fit for our space, we do not host most pop-ups, as they tend to not work well with the multiple spaces in our property. We regret that at this time, our space does not offer wheelchair access. Keep in mind our special weekday morning rates. Between 4am and 9am, the space is available for $70 per hour. This is located on Bushwick Avenue near the Halsey J and Gates J stations, and a 12 minute walk from the Myrtle Wyckoff L / M station.

Category and style

Warehouse

Parking

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
2570 sq ft

Location Rules

No smoking
No loitering on sidewalk outside property
Please move at least two full blocks away from our property before shooting street scenes
High energy / late night parties and events are usually declined

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Wifi

Features

Basement
Studio Space/Equipment
Climate-Controlled Warehouse
Industrial Warehouse
Raw/Empty Warehouse

Crew access

Stairs
Location
Exact location provided after booking