315 West 55th Street

This cool studio space with southern exposure shoots well (large entry closet, wood floors, updated bath and kitchen, in-wall air conditioning) and is in an elegant, well-maintained building.

This building delivers a great cast: elevator (goodbye walk-ups), live-in superintendent (quick fixes), and a laundry room onsite (for those unexpected stains). On location, you have access to everything you could ever want to see on screen: Columbus Circle, Central Park, Broadway, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and the most amazing restaurants and shops in every direction. And the map gives away the plot on transportation: pick your pleasure — subway, bus, taxi, West Side highway — and you’ll have it in spades.

For only $1,950 a month, you can save up to buy a piece of the Big Apple for your own production someday (look around this area for this kind of rent in this class of building and you’ll be hard pressed to find it). Please be advised that this building does not allow pets (the casting director and management do not allow them) and board approval is required via a straightforward application process.