Until fairly recently, being socially active involved spartan behavior like camping out in Zuccotti Park (RIP hipster cop). But on Friday, you’ll be able to join the #resistance while sipping hooch and looking for that Eero Saarinen chair that’ll really make the room. That’s because RePOP, one of North Brooklyn’s finest purveyors of midcentury modern furniture, is feting the opening of its Greenpoint store with a party where 20 percent of proceeds will go to the ACLU.
In case you’ve scratching your pate, RePOP was the store on the corner of Metropolitan and Roebling, right next to Roebling Tea Room. You probably never bothered going into it because, let’s face it, classic pieces by Knoll, Adrian Pearsall, Henry Miller, and any number of Danish teak whisperers are way to classy for your sad little hovel. Last month, owner Russell Boyle quietly picked up and moved into a recently rehabbed building in the Greenpoint Terminal Market complex on West Street in Greenpoint.
The new location is “more gallery-like,” Boyle says in an announcement. “Where once there were rustic floors and crumbling brick, the pieces now commingle on a slate of grays and glass.”
Those pieces include recent arrivals like a 1960s Futuristic sofa ($1,500) and a Krypton chandelier ($800). There’s also local jewelry, courtesy of Miss Ellie.
Though the new location opened last month, Friday is the perfect night to check it out: There’ll be free Mexican food and drinks from Fort Greene restaurant Pequeña and, again, 20 percent of sales will go to the ACLU. So, buy some expensive furniture in the name of free speech.
RePOP, 42 West St., nr. Noble St., Greenpoint; 718-260-8032.