That empty feeling.. The shop is clearing out, and will be empty by December 1st.. which means:
It’s available for YOU on December 1st!
So here’s the deal. It’s about 1200 square feet. It’s got heat and air conditioning. It’s about 35’ square with a little side room ( I have a computer, coat rack, mini fridge and shelf full of dingbats) and it’s also got it’s own private bathroom. It’s got a ground floor roller door to the courtyard, and you can back a car/small truck down most of the time, right to the door of the shop. I managed to drive a small forklift in and out, but it’s not really an appropriate shop for anything heavy-duty, since the courtyard is long and skinny and cobblestone, so rolling carts and forklifts have a VERY hard time. The shop has 8 foot ceilings, save for a giant beam down the middle. There are NO windows, and ventilation isn’t a strong point, but it can be done. It’s a cave, really. Electricity is 60 amps of single phase 220V (and of course standard 110V outlets too) so you can run SOME machines. The meter is set up as residential, which is good for you. Internet is borrowed from the neighbors over a wired Ethernet DSL connection. You gotta throw the dude down the hall a $20 every now and then, and it’s cool. You get a postal mailbox up front, UPS delivery kicks ass (guy’s name is Jay) and that’s pretty much it. It’s quiet down here, and the neighborhood is nice. It’s fairly close to the Greenpoint G and the Vernon Jackson 7. I was paying $1200 for rent, but the landlord will want more because I made him buy the central heat and AC that I had installed. I don’t know the exact figure. The price might seem cheap, but as nice as it is down here, it’s NOT prime real estate, so don’t let anybody tell you it is, and it’s kind of a bitch to rig big machines in and out of here.
I personally think that this place would make an awesome darkroom, but there are a million other possibilities too. Call Marty Kennedy (the landlord) at 917-262-9017, and tell him you’re a friend of mine (Andy) and you want to look at the old “Robot Studio”