STORE PROFILE: FILM BIZ PROP SHOP IN GOWANUS
During her years working in the film industry, owner Eva Radke was overwhelmed by the amount of set furniture, props, oddities and raw materials that were being considered industry “garbage”. Luckily, Radke took the initiative and proposed aÂ “green” solution and soon after Film Biz Recycling was born. Sustainability, repurposing, fair market prices and job creation – well, what a novel concept in this day and age! Politicians take note. The rest of you head on over to the Prop Shop to score some of these fab deals:
Globular lamp: $65
Brown pleather chair: $175
Wooden desk: $100. Items on desk: Throw pillows -Â $10 and up, Lamp: $95, Bookend $3
Pair black “leather” chairs: $185 a piece.
Mod plastic & “chrome” chairs: $12 each.
Desk with marble top and brass metal inlay: $275
And perhaps the PiÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance – a fake electric chair! That should definitely “spark” some conversation. $500
Film Biz Prop Shop is located atÂ 540 President Street, Basement, in Brooklyn NY and is open 7 days a week. http://www.filmbizpropshop.org/
story by Mary Battaglia, photos by Steve Thompson