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Prop Shops and Props Suppliers in the New York City Area

A guide to some of the top prop shops in and around Manhattan

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Thanks to its rich and vibrant theatre community, both on Broadway and Off (and Off-Off-Off), the New York City area offers a wide array of accessible and impressive prop shops, prop houses, and props vendors both within Manhattan, and within delivery range in the surrounding areas, from Connecticut to New Jersey.

Following is a guide to some of those prop resources, along with helpful links, and a brief description of what they offer. Read on!

Eclectic Props
Website: http://www.eclecticprops.com
620 West 26th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 645-8880
Fax: (212) 243-6508

Description: Eclectic / Encore Props Inc. is one of the largest prop rental companies on the East Coast, with registration required for full access online to inventories and rental requests. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bridge Furniture & Props
Website: http://www.bridgeprops.com/
126 Lombardy Street
Second Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Phone: (718) 916-9706
Fax: (718) 663-7130
E-mail: rent[at]bridgeprops.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bridgeprops
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/BridgeProps

Description: Founded by Matt Hennessy, Bridge Furniture & Props in Brooklyn rents props and furnishings on both a short-term as well as a long-term basis, and also occasionally sells furniture to the film and television industries. Bridge offers an inventory of modern as well as traditional furniture, lighting, decorative accesories, and area rugs, with all items photgraphed and indexed on their website. Categories include: Seating, Tables & Case Goods, Dining Room, Bedroom, Office, Lighting, Cleared Art, Accessories, Outdoor Furniture, Rugs, Noteworthy Brands, and more.


The Demolition Depot & Irreplaceable Artifacts™
Website: http://www.demolitiondepot.com
216 East 125th Street
(between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10035
Tel: (212) 860-1138
Fax: (212) 860-1560
E-mail: info[at]demolitiondepot.com

Irreplaceable Artifacts™ (Connecticut Location)
428 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Tel: 860-344-8576
Fax: 860-638-0834
E-mail: info[at]irreplaceableartifacts.com

Description: The Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts™ provides a unique source of vintage plumbing fixtures, doors, windows, shutters, railings, gates, grills, mantels, stone and terracotta pieces, religious objects and more. Its fixtures "are geared towards the re-creation and renovation of period places." Irreplaceable Artifacts™ meanwhile features the finest in architectural ornaments. The company is also passionate about preserving architectural history, and this "has led us to reclaim building elements at an unprecedented scale," according to its website. Store hours are Monday through Friday, 10 to 6 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Olde Good Things (Main)
Website: http://www.oldegoodthings.com
Upper West Side, New York City
450 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 362-8025
Phone: (888) 233-9678 or (570) 341-7668
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Olde-Good-Things/94829068388
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OldeGoodThings

Olde Good Things
Union Square, New York City
5 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
(between 5th Avenue & Union Square)
212-989-8814
Sun 11 am to 7 pm
Mon - Sat 10 am to 7 pm

Olde Good Things
Chelsea, New York City
124 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
(between 6th & 7th Avenues)
212-989-8401
888-551-7333
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Description: With Olde Good Things, discover one of the largest architectural antique dealers in the country, with four separate store locations filled with doorknobs, hardware, doors, mantels, decorative iron, stained glass, terra cotta and more. The company also offers a warehouse of over 100,000 square feet, filled with reclaimed materials and antiques, as is its 3-acre exterior. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The inventory includes antique and architectural artifacts from "many late nineteenth century and pre-depression buildings, saving them from the landfills, and making them available to collectors and designers everywhere." Categories include Architectural, Mirrors & Tin Creations, Furniture, Garden Antiques, Lighting, Machinery, Famous Building Artifacts, and more.


Evolution
Website: http://theevolutionstore.com/
120 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 343-1114
Fax: (212) 343-1815
Email: info[at]theevolutionstore.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theevolutionstore
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TheEvolutionNYC
Blog: http://theevolutionstore.com/blog

Description: Evolution is famous for its inventory of unique items for sale in such categories as Insects, Fossils, Taxidermy, Replica Skulls, Skeletons & More (as well as Real Skulls and more), Posters, Anatomical Models, Jewelry, Minerals, Sea Life, along with natural history collectibles and more. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day of the week.


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