I'm writing a fic which features a struggling artist in New York as my protagonist. He's recently completed a collection of paintings and is desperately searching for a gallery which will display his work. So far he has been enquiring at the most upmarket galleries in the city, but is continuously rejected so he has set his sights lower and visits a gallery in a less reputable area where, of course, he stumbles across the love interest etc etc.
So, my question is: in which areas of New York are most of the art galleries and secondly, is there somewhere less upmarket where a gallery could be situated?
Thanks in advance!