The exclusive gym at Castle Braid offers a choice of views for health-conscious tenants. Treadmills and elliptical machines are fully equipped with personal entertainment systems, while full-length windows facing outwards into the courtyard create a serene and natural workout environment. Wall mirrors are strategically placed so that you can keep an eye on their form while working out alone or with a trainer. For a futuristic approach to fitness, build a super-personalized plan of fun, different exercises with one of two Wii Fitness consoles. Wii's fabulously original workout ideas, developed by Oprah's personal trainer, will keep track of all your stats, reward you for your progress, and take the monotony out of any health regimen.
Our carpeted, soundproofed screening room is the perfect venue for holding a champagne premier for your latest cinematic endeavor. The overhead projector and crystal-clear 109-inch screen ensure that viewers won't miss a frame! Hold mini-film festivals, attend one of our many video-art screenings, or join the community on the floor with pillows and O.J. for lazy Saturday morning cartoon sessions.
Castle Braid tenants are given license to play and relax in the fun, social environment of our game room. Learn to shoot pool like a shark, practice your ping pong skills, or play an after-work game of Foosball with friends. We also provide air hockey and, even better, two communal Nintendo Wii consoles for the most advanced in entertainment technology.
Invite clients up to an office that isn't your living room. For freelancers, finding a neutral and professional space to discuss projects can be nearly impossible - no more. If your style is a little more laid back, hold a meeting in the roof garden, or over a cocktail in one of our many communal spaces. Multiple options for professionals means more time making things happen and less time worrying that your kitchen table isn't big enough for your Powerpoint Pie Chart.
Courtyard / Roof Deck Point out constellations while lying in a hammock in the courtyard, or count lights in all of the four boroughs visible from Castle Braid's roof deck. The 6,000 ft courtyard is the perfect place to relax on the grass while listening to music piped through a hidden exterior speaker system. If you're feeling a little more energetic, take a turn on the rustically elegant wooden swings or spend an entire afternoon playing bocce ball and exercising your creative muscles on the communal graffiti wall. On the roof, you can grow a secret urban garden all your own and invite guests to taste the fruits of your labor under the moon in full panoramic view of the New York skyline.
Digital Media Lab
There's no reason to head to Manhattan to use a computer center. At Castle Braid we provide our creative community with a veritable playground of digital tools and software. Print posters or high-resolution images of artwork on the large format printer, or take a one-on-one instructional course in Final Cut Pro or Photoshop from a neighbor with the necessary expertise. For photographers and filmmakers, our green-screen and rentable equipment are the icing on the cake.