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New Studio Shares at Neumann Leathers

Friday, October 4th, 2013

We have an availability right now in our 4th floor shared space. See below for details about the studio.

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 525.00


We have built a few semi-private studios at the Neumann Leathers building in Hoboken. These are contained within a 1100 sq. ft. suite with a 12 ft. ceiling. Each studio has 8 ft. walls dividing it from the neighboring studios, but the natural light from the windows lights up all of the spaces. The suite is air-conditioned and heated, and the two windows can be opened for fresh air.

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 575.00

4th Floor Share: 10 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 300.00


4th Floor Studio Share


The spaces are suitable for drawing, painting, sculpture, or other creative pursuits. They are not suitable for music rehearsal. Obviously, some courtesy to studio mates is a requirement. The lease term is month-to-month, so these are great starter studios.

New Studios for Art and Music in Hoboken’s Neumann Leathers

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

August and September 2015:

3rd Floor Private: “The Jackie” 450 sq. ft., $1250.00

5th Floor Share: “Strawberry Spot” 250 sq. ft.,  $500.00

4th Floor Share: “New Master” 500 sq. ft., $900.00 (Available now)

3rd Floor Private: “The Rose” $500.00 (Available September 1)


January 2015:

4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) $525.00

5th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 17 ft. (irregular) (suite: 25 ft. x 45 ft. 1125 sq. ft.) $600.00

5th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 30 ft. (irregular) (suite: 25 ft. x 45 ft. 600 sq. ft.) $900.00


Summer 2014:

We have some vacancies and changes at Project Studios this June. Get in contact with us fast using our contact form for more information and to set up an appointment. Yes, we really do use the contact form and reply to any messages very quickly.


The Master: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft. $1600.00

The Marcus: 24 ft. x 21ft. 504 sq. ft. $1000.00

The Gabe: 11 ft. x 18 ft. 198 sq. ft. $400.00

The Sneak: 15.5 ft. x 17. 5 ft. 275 sq. ft. $525.00


Older Studio Listings:


The Project Studios Spring Expansion is underway. We will be offering the following studios starting June 1, 2013. Contact us immediately if you are interested in any of the following options.


4th Floor Share: 20 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 575.00

4th Floor Share: 10 ft. x 14ft. (suite: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft.) 300.00

The Dana: 20 ft. x 18 ft. 360 sq. ft. $700.00

The Danielle: 36 ft. x. 25 ft. 900 sq. ft. $1400.00

Proto South: 14.5 ft. x 12 ft. 175 sq. ft. $450.00

The Egg Shell: 36.5 ft. x 23.5 ft. 850 sq. ft. $1500.00

The Small Shop: 19 ft. x 45 ft. 855 sq. ft. $1600.00

The Master: 24 ft. x 45 ft. 1080 sq. ft. $1600.00

The Standard: 19.5 ft. x 18 ft. 350 sq. ft. $550.00

The Standard II: 19.5 ft. x 18 ft. 350 sq. ft. $550.00

The Old Nino: 350 sq. ft. $575.00

The Old Kevin: 15 ft. x 36 ft. 540 sq. ft. $950.00

The Sneak: 15.5 ft. x 17. 5 ft. 275 sq. ft. $500.00

The Little Beth: 10.5 ft. x 22.5 ft. 235 sq. ft. $425.00



The prices are based not only on square footage alone.  Windows, electrical power, type of door, or other factors influence the price. A freight elevator and passenger elevator are located in very close proximity to many these studios. Some studios have their own sinks, etc.. They are located on the 4th floor of Neumann Leathers in Hoboken, NJ. The location in the building is considered by us to be premium as it is right in the heart of the art and music section of the building, and has the convenience of the passenger elevator. All studios have locking steel doors and are private. All utilities are included. The spaces named shop have significant electrical service in place including 220 v for tools and equipment. The shop spaces are also appropriate for music.

At Proto Gallery: Princesses and Patsies: Madness, Murder, and other Mayhem

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The second show in the Proto Preview Series, Princesses and Patsies: Madness, Murder, and other Mayhem, opens May 10 at 6:00 PM and runs through Sunday, June 2.

Follow Proto on Facebook. The Proto site is not finished yet, so Facebook is where all the activity is happening. We are also basically live-blogging the development of the gallery as we take it from a Hurricane-damaged debris pile to a functional commercial venue for contemporary art.

Princesses and Patsies: Madness, Murder, and other Mayhem
Paintings & Drawings by Robert Preston



Opening Reception:

Friday, May 10, 2013 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Hoboken Gallery Walk Reception:

Sunday, May 19 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM



The gallery is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM or by appointment



66 Willow Avenue Hoboken, NJ 07030



Proto Gallery: Pre Launch Availability

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

As we continue to bring Proto Gallery closer to launch, I want to let everybody know that we are lending the gallery space for photography and videography projects. The space is available by the day or by the week for a very reasonable fee. So far, we have had a crew from PBS and NPR, a fine artist producing a video about her painting process, and a photographer and stylists producing a fashion magazine photo essay. Please contact us immediately using the Contact Form on this site if you want to take a look at Proto or other spaces that we have at Project Studios in Hoboken.

Art for Haiti NYC project

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

In light of the current situation in Haiti, we are organizing an auction to benefit Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres/MSF) to support their current work in Haiti. The auction will be held on Wednesday February 10 at 7:30 PM, with previews Tuesday and Wednesday.

601 West 26th Street (@ 11th Ave.)
8th floor
New York, NY 10001

The money will go directly to Doctors Without Borders via their web site as a direct donation.

We are currently looking for more artists and galleries to participate. If you think you can help in any way, please contact us at


Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

On a regular basis I find vandalized corporate material around NYC. I am not talking about graffiti, which has its own dynamic. I am only referring to straight up advertisement damage. I like what I see. It is pretty pure expression in a form that is very different from graffiti, which can sometimes be pretty boring because it is getting more and more absorbed into corporate identities and campaigns. Ad vandalism isolates the attack element of graffiti from the creative or drawing side. Some of these are hacked up with knives, others appear to be some kind of solvent smear. For me, because of what I am into, they recall image hacking from ancient Egypt. One of the best that I have seen was a poster promoting a condominium in Jersey City that was re-postered with an anti-condo image with text that described lower class displacement. I missed my opportunity to get a good shot of that one, unfortunately. These are all iPhone shots at this stage. I don’t have the conviction to seek them out with a real camera. This is strictly off the cuff. I think my second solvent attack image is a little blurry. 

The Resolution and the Mongoose

Monday, May 11th, 2009

I made a little New Year’s resolution for myself. Working so much in NYC exposes me to so many people asking for help, either homeless or worse, so I thought that I might agree to help instead of hurrying by. I came up with a simple rule, if somebody asked and I had change, I would give them my change. Because I need my cash for tolls or even for emergencies, like a few days ago when the Christopher Street Station refused my MetroCard in every single turnstile and I had to put cash into the machine to get a stupid paper card.

It is quite a challenge to uphold the rules of this program because I am conditioned to ignore everything around me like everybody else. Maybe that is what this is really about. Surely my stupid pocket change is not really helping anybody, but there are studies that show that being ignored has very negative psychological effects on people. Don’t make me cite the study here, I just remember that it was about people who worked in retail like somebody at Sam’s Club who offers you a sample of some Italian sausage from a little grill. It drives people nuts when you walk by instead of just saying, “No thanks.”

I am usually either trying to see a client or rushing home as fast as I can, so have to force myself to stop, but usually I can do it. I was at the Broadway-Lafayette Station last week and a guy came right up to me and asked for change. I waived him off almost automatically. I immediately realized that I just broke my rules because I had change in my pocket. I started to follow him down the platform, but he turned around first and came back my way. He came up to me again as if he already forgot he approached me and before he could ask, he had my quarter. There is another guy who works with this outfit called the United Homeless Organization or UHO as it it written on his money jug. I understand that this is a kind of organized panhandling outfit, but that doesn’t change my exercise. If I have change, I give it. If the argument is that handing money directly to the person asking is wrong because it will not help him, I propose that without the cash in my pocket last week, I would have been standing in the Christopher Street Station trying to figure out how to get home.

I have seen several blogs that trash the UHO because the person asking for the donation usually gets to keep whatever they can get, minus fifteen bucks that they have to turn over to their headquarters, wherever and whatever that is. So, if that is not really a problem for me, then I guess the other complaint is that the organization pays some CEO for travel and expenses. Perhaps that is a problem, but again, because I am a quarter down at the end of the day hardly means that I have made a huge negative impact on myself or somebody else. Perhaps the president of the outfit is more than a pimp, I can’t say. Yes, obviously, a donation to a legit organization would be money better spent, but don’t tell me that another non-profit won’t spend the money on something other then direct aid to people on the street. I a pretty sure that people sitting in cubicles at most non-profits have a larger paycheck than I do. Is Lincoln Center a non-profit? The budget for their renovation is a cool 1.2 billion dollars. I heard the lead architect on WNYC last week talking about how the street is where all the city’s energy is and that Alice Tully Hall will bring the center down to street level, whatever that means. Does it really have to do that? Does Lincoln Center use all of its money for support of the arts, or does it pay somebody to drive people around or make copies?  Most of the sites that I checked out for background on the UHO were pretty callous, and one was actually about hanging out in the Hamptons, but the author took time out to belittle homeless people just to change it up, I guess.

1.2 billion is an amazing amount of cash, but I guess it is about the cost of a single B-2 Spirit, so maybe it’s not that great. I think 1.2 billion would be a nice number for some seed money to start a street-level arts micro loan program and still have enough money for your CEO’s expenses at the end of the year. Bloomberg was speaking at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center today and he said that there were twenty-thousand ballerinas in NYC looking to fill the one-hundred ballerina positions at the center. Really, twenty-thousand, or is that just cute billionaire talk. If there are that many ballet dancers out there, how many painters are there that could use a micro-loan to get their practice up. It is unfortunate that we live in Sparta and not Greece. The stimulus bill has next to nothing for the arts, a mere fraction of the budget for the Lincoln Center facelift at 50 million dollars, and I’m sure most if it will go to Shakespeare theaters that do a great national service promoting English plays with American money. Perhaps there is a way to do a micro-loan program for artists and really take it down to the street level, after all, that is where all the energy is. If there was a sanctioned program, there would likely be a way to get art onto the streets for real. We could get those ballerinas out for a few open-air performances. Can you imagine a serious sculpture or suite of paintings right out in the street? They closed streets this summer so that people could walk and bike them, and in some instances there was spontaneous dancing, so why not fund the dancing and throw in some heavy duty visual art too. It sounds weird but it could work, and every artist I know has a shovel ready project. I have one that I could start tomorrow.

Speaking of that kind of thing, I recently saw a lost/stolen BMX bike up in Clifton, NJ on the side of Route 46. I turned around and grabbed it and tossed it in the truck. No seat, no brakes, it is a typical abused and abandoned bike. It was probably stolen, but it doesn’t look like it was garage kept, if you know what I mean. I guess I snaked it because I saw the Mongoose decal on the down tube, and that sealed it. I have wanted a Mongoose since I saw a Trend video with Dennis McCoy riding his Hooligan. The plan is to fix it up and ride it around the West Village and the Bowery as a sort of performance. I have no idea what direction it will take, but maybe it is a warm up for Bantam Mechanics; a sort of build project with a performance to get my feet wet before we start the big one. Besides, I really want to ride in NYC and a found bike could wind up staying in NYC when the performance is finished. No real loss, given that the parts I need will hardly amount to a substantial sum. Maybe I can find a reputable non-profit to accept the bike, or perhaps I can just give it to somebody who asks.