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 accessories, and area rugs, with all items photographed 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 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Mon - Sat 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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.
 

Arenson Prop Center
Website: http://www.aof.com
396 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212/564-8383
Sales[at]aof.com
or call 212-633-2400
Twitter: http://twitter.com/arensonoffice

Description: Arenson's services and support options include Product Offerings, Office Furniture Rentals, Props, Warehouse / Delivery, Installation, Maintenance, Online Services, and more.

Mod Prop (or Modprop.Com)
Website: http://www.modprop.com/
1044 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 628-7582
E-mail: info[at]modprop.com

Description: Mod Prop offers an easy way to rent modern furniture props and accessories for film, photography, video, or theatre sets, shop windows and more.

The company will even assist with layouts and designs, and in addition to props, also rents locations and picture cars. Mod Prop serves New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area, and is able to ship to a variety of locations nationwide, from Washington D.C. to Boston, Atlanta, and more. The company's inventory is available for browsing via Internet, with reservations placed easily via e-mail or telephone.


Anything But Costumes
Website: http://www.anythingbutcostumes.com
E-mail: anythingbutcostumes[at]gmail.com
111 Mine St.
Flemington , NJ 08822
Phone: (908) 788-1727
Fax: (908) 237-1158

Description: Anything But Costumes is a full-service prop rental house from "all eras," for stage and film. The company's four warehouses store props, furnishings, and set dressing elements including rugs, lamps, chandeliers, tablewares, linens, knickknacks, pictures and additional set accessories, as well as hand props.




Got Props LLC
Website: http://www.gotprops.com
63 Flushing Ave., Bldg 280, Ste. 342
Brooklyn , NY 11205
Phone: (718) 624-0842
Fax: (718) 624-0844
Contact: nicole[at]gotprops.com, david[at]gotprops.com

Description: Got Props welcomes set designers and dressers with a significant inventory of available props including artwork, tabletops, lighting and décor (all cleared and ready to shoot if necessary), as well as an easy walkthrough and tag process, and the ability to take orders via e-mail.

All pricing is based on a one-week rental. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except in Summer, when hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.


Props for Today
Website: http://www.propsfortoday.com
330 W. 34th St.
New York , NY 10001
Phone: (212) 244-9600
Fax: (212) 244-1053
E-mail: info[at]propsfortoday.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/propsfortoday
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/propsfortoday
YouTube: http://youtube.com/propsfortoday

Description: Props for Today offers nearly a million items, ranging from sectionals to flatware, and from antique to ultra-modern. Their showroom is open from Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m., and offers complimentary food and drink, access to phones, wireless internet access and more.


Lost and Found Props
Website: http://www.lostandfoundprops.com/
601 West 26th St. Rm 414
New York , NY, 10001
Phone: (646) 230-7747
Fax: (646) 230-7749
E-mail: inquire[at]lostandfoundprops.com

Description: Located in Chelsea, Lost and Found Props offers a well-curated collection of tabletop, furnishings, surfaces, accessories, and more. Owned by Robyn Glaser, a prop stylist and set designer, the eclectic collection ranges in style from classic designs to the unique, to the obscure - from office supplies (vintage and modern), to taxidermy, medical models, vintage telephones, and more.

Props can be viewed online or in person, from Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


State Supply Equipment and Props
Website: http://statesupplyprops.com/
State Supply Equipment & Props, Inc.
1361 Amsterdam Avenue @126th St.
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 663-2300
Fax: (212) 663-3802

Description: Founded in the 1930s, State Supply Equipment and Props began as a hardware store in downtown Manhattan, and has since evolved over several decades into a props provider with a 45,000 square foot showroom, supplying props, set dressing and expendables to theatre, commercial, and film and TV industry notables, as well as themed events. The company notes that it provides everything from "barber chairs to beach chairs, hot dog carts to shopping carts, lampposts to hitching posts, newsstands to music stands," and more.

State Supply offers props for all types of interior and exterior settings, period and contemporary, as well as one-of-a-kind items elsewhere. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.