It would be a lie to say that Early Electrics lighting stole the show at Westchester’s newest restaurant opening. We did help but the real star was Louie Lanza’s Hudson Room itself. Perfectly located in Peekskill’s Artist’s District and right next to the historic Paramount Theater… this large bright exciting space is filled with surprises. The menu is eclectic, the baby grand is lipstick red and the walls are covered with original Andy Warhols. The restaurant and bar have a sophisticated Manhattan vibe without taking itself too seriously. It’s a breath of fresh air for New York foodies. Our first dishes were amazing and I’ll need to eventually try everything. But Louie’s Pink Clam Chowder is one I’ll come back for every time. I love my soup almost as much as my lights.
Peekskill’s historic waterfront district was alive with activity. Thousands from all over Westchester New York were drawn to one of the Hudson Rivers largest firework displays. It seemed like the perfect time to open our doors. The new showroom has a front row seat on the river and the street was packed. We were almost as big a draw as the show. It won’t go to our heads… The new found popularity was mainly because of our clean restrooms. Call for showroom hours.
115 North Water Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Steve & Dan Erenberg
For those of you who have been calling and emailing… We are working as fast as we can. EarlyElectrics.com and radio-guy.com will soon have a fitting home for their showroom gallery, workshop and design studio. At this moment the 1880′s landmark building is finished and we are just starting to dust off and set things up. We are located facing one of the prettiest views of the Hudson River and just 45 minutes north of midtown Manhattan in the Historic Peekskill New York Waterfront District. Pictured above is just a sneak peek of this 8000sf building.
Steve Erenberg – 914-257-1664
This large impressive 1800’s lamp is 64 inches tall and 40 inches wide. When it comes to lighting we normally look for simple and industrial but sometimes whimsical is just right. This is a fine example of the blacksmiths art. Every part is hand hammered. The fact that the left and right sides match is testament to the craftsman’s skill… $2400
For years Early Electrics has pioneered the repurposing of industrial lighting in homes, shops and restaurants. For us the hunt for early utilitarian lighting can go back to the gas era. Some of our most unique finds were made well before the turn of the century. The trick is converting the lamp to electricity with out destroying its character. If you can’t live with those mass produced reproductions… Talk to us.
To see what is now available go to: 1stdibs or EarlyElectrics
I once had hair down to my shoulders and a long mustache so “Hipster” I understand. On the other hand “Zeitgeist” is a new one for me so we needed to look it up. I like it so much there may even be a new T-Shirt in our future. If you want to see the rest of the story and pictures go to Maine Antique Digest Article. Tell them the Hipster Zeitgeist sent you.
The owners of this wonderful restored grain mill wanted to do something special. The new space was wide open and needed a big statement piece. They went to EarlyElectrics.com to look for ideas and found this amazing Operay Multi-Beam. It was the first thing to move in.
For those of you who have been calling and emailing… We are working as fast as we can. EarlyElectrics.com and radio-guy.com will soon have a fitting home for their showroom gallery, workshop and design studio. At this moment the 1880’s landmark building is in the process of restoration. We are located facing one of the prettiest views of the Hudson River and just 45 minutes north of midtown Manhattan in the Historic Peekskill New York Waterfront District.
It happens more often than you think. 1000’s of cheap disappointing knock-offs show up on line every day. We stopped looking over our shoulders years ago. When retailers like Restoration Hardware, who call themselves “trend setters” and Murray Feiss Lighting, who call themselves “designers” need to follow new trends they use our website and showroom for research. When they lack the vision and need to add something new to their line they simply steal it and copyright the designs as their own. Some call that a complement, but its really desperation. Most of our buyers are decorators, designers and architects. If you take pride in your work and sweat every detail to get it right then you already understand how frustrating this is. The court of public opinion has the toughest judges. The companies that live off the backs of others hard work should not be rewarded. Early Electrics is a small innovative lighting company and design studio with credentials that go back to Raymond Loewy and Philip Johnson. We will never run out of ideas. Here you will find antique lighting, original designs using antique parts and trend setting originals of our own design. Almost everything offered can only be found in our showroom/studio and on our website. We do not manufacture and wholesale to other stores. For that reason we have become the fresh source for architects and interior decorators. It’s easy for us to stay ahead of the curve because the ideas start here. When you love what you do it just comes naturally… but I do wish we were better writers.
Steve and Dan Erenberg