Dating from 1909, the same year the Queensboro Bridge was built, the Metropolitan Building was first an electrical parts factory. Seventy years later it was long vacant and in a sad state of disrepair.

In 1980, Eleanor Ambos, who had a successful antique furniture rental business in Manhattan, bought the building for storage and to accommodate a variety of artisans to set up their studios and work rooms. 

It quickly transformed into a venue for events, photo shoots and films. It is truly a unique space that inspires the imagination.


Eleanor Ambos, Owner and Founder

Carlos Ortiz, Manager

Amanda Bruns, Booker

Tom Taylor, In House Designer and Upstate Manager

Sasah Odnoralov, Chef