The Natural History Museum

Founded in 1881, New York City’s only general interest museum explores the arts, natural sciences, and local history through permanent and changing exhibitions and welcomes over 65,000 adults and school children to a comprehensive array of programs. Located just two blocks from the Ferry Terminal, visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the┬áStaten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and experience the life of┬áStaten Island’s first inhabitants, the Lenape. I know this fantastic museum well; I had a solo art exhibit there. – CvB

Square footage: 4,000 interior, with a pretty, small park-like fenced-in garden.

Amenities/Details:

  • The props and furniture in the pictures may be available for use, the art may require special clearances and restrictions
  • Parking on the grounds, street, and in a nearby lot for trailers and cars

The Church Gallery

This former urban church is now a white, sleek art gallery. The gallery has soaring ceilings, detailed moldings, hardwood floors, and even a hip basement lounge room with rustic stone walls.

Square footage: 3,000, 15 foot ceilings on the 1st floor, 20 foot ceilings on the 2nd floor

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures (some art use may require permissions)
  • 3 bathrooms
  • kitchenette
  • 300 watt state-of-the-art sound system,
  • Street-level stand alone building
  • 200 person limit for events

The Lofty Gallery

Are you looking for a quintessential NYC loft but sick of trying to shoot in Manhattan? Look no further, The Lofty Gallery is for you. This art gallery cum loft has soaring ceilings, huge windows, white walls, and some columns. The bonus features are working pocket doors, long white-windowed corridors, and large bathrooms.

Square footage: 15,000 square feet (most areas are modern and white, but some are older-looking)

Amenities/Details:

  • The art may require special clearances; restrictions may apply to its usage
  • Parking on the grounds for trailers and cars
  • The art can be de-installed temporarily