RENT: NYC Studio Spaces, Photogs wanted

Two spaces for rent in photographer-owned historic South Bronx building. Built in 1871, this is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Bronx, just up the street from the 2 and 5 express trains at 149th/3rd Ave stop. 20 minutes from Grand Central and Times Square. Located at Courtlandt Ave & 151st street. I am seeking socially conscious photographers/artists/journalists as tenants–I’m hoping to put together an informal documentary collective of sorts . Others will be considered as well. I will live in the building myself. Please respond to

1) Sunny, enormous 1250 sq. ft. (115 sq. meter) two-bedroom apartment. Completely renovated, perfect condition–13-foot ceilings, (four meters) wooden windows, hardwood floors. New stove and refrigerator, but it is otherwise unfurnished. This apartment is as nice as anything you will find in NYC, it could easily be shared by three people. (Bathroom is new but small, no frills). Free heat and water. Tenant pays electricity only. I’m seeking a responsible, mature, relatively quiet tenant. NO SMOKERS–if you smoke you must do it outside or on the fire escape. (My mother died from lung cancer–quit now!) If you need a roommate, you will have to find one yourself. I cannot arrange roommates. Tenants must have good credit, references and deposit. No dogs. Rent is $1800 per month, one-year lease minimum. security deposit required. Move in on Feb. 1, possibly earlier. You can see pictures here:

2) 1250 sf (115 sq. meter) commercial space on ground floor (of same building) with enormous windows, great southern light, 14-foot ceilings (five meters). This is really an amazing open space. Perfect for photo gallery, studio, workshop, etc, but no living. Has half bathroom, no shower. Fully ADA compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act), wheelchair accessible. I will install a hardwood floor in at my expense if tenant desires. This building is landmarked by the NYC historic landmarks commission, any signage outside the building must be approved by the city. Inside, you can do whatever you want. Rent is $2800 per month, negotiable for the right tenant. One-year lease minimum. 2 months security deposit. Pictures are here: (please note that construction barricades have come down since I took these photos, the space is now flooded with light). Large outdoor patio negotiable, see photos

Please be advised: this is the Melrose neighborhood in the South Bronx. If you are not from NYC, please do some research on the South Bronx, you may not be comfortable here. This is a working-class neighborhood–no sushi restaurants or hipster bars. Just a real, vibrant NYC neighborhood with good people.
Must have good credit, no dogs.

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You can read about the buidilng’s 140-year history here:


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