Bare walls have plenty of advantages: ample surface area for finger painting, an absence of disapproving Churchill posters, and no mirrors reminding you that your hair is on fire. Fill rooms' middles with furnishings so you can keep walls clear with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $60 worth of unique furniture, art, and oddities at Film Biz Prop Shop on President Street in Brooklyn.
A quirky nonprofit that sells former television and film props at discount rates, Film Biz Prop Shop was recently featured in the New York Times, and gives a portion of profits to the charity Blissful Bedrooms. Film Biz’s varied inventory mixes practical items, such as vases (around $25) and office chairs (around $60), with offbeat décor and bizarre antiques. Decorate your shoe closet with a plastic foot or hang up paintings of surreal American landscapes to alarm small children and persnickety historians. Meanwhile, a basket o bones will enliven any collection of bones, and bones can be enlivened with discount lingerie.
Four Yelpers give Film Biz Prop Shop an average of five stars:
- It's taken me a second to write this because i'm torn between wanting to speak highly of a place that deserves it and also not wanting this gem to be taken over. Everytime I go it seems to get better. – Tyler C.
- Film Biz Recycling is the ultimate destination for treasure hunters and green revolutionaries. – Donald L.
540 President St.
Brooklyn, New York 11215Get Directions