Dwellings Issue II: Broken Land
Furnish Green is thrilled to present our second dwellings post about a place called Broken Land. Although it is not a house, it is a home for creative cocktails and an authentic, older-world, rustic atmosphere which is true to it’s location and itself.
Broken Land is located at 105 Franklin Street in Greenpoint between Milton and Greenpoint Avenue and opened its doors in early June of this year. The bar is a gem, hidden in plain sight. It’s filled with charm and character and gives you that warm, calming feeling that only comes when surrounded by the most welcoming of people and comfortable surroundings. The intimate, dimly lit space boasts worn brick walls, an old tin roof, flickering candlelight and a refreshing, spacious back patio.
Before Broken Land opened, the owners, Tim and Julia, came to us looking for the perfect pieces to complete their dream bar. They have said that they wanted to create a place “where we would want to be.” Broken Land was named after the original term the Dutch gave Brooklyn when it was settled, Breukelen, which was descriptive of the marshland where Newtown Creek once was, now Greenpoint.Â Over a period of a couple months, we worked with Tim and Julia to put together a large mix of pieces of varied styles which complement each other. They both have a great eye for pieces from any era that work well together. As you can see in the photos listed below, the Broken Land space includes mid century, Danish Modern, shabby, industrial and farm style furniture. The majority of the pieces you see were sourced in our shop and we are overjoyed to see the final result, happy that we were able to help turn Tim and Julia’s vision into a reality.
Next time you’re in the neighborhood, take a few minutes and stop into Broken Land. You will find an inviting space, friendly strangers, and more importantly, deliciously interesting new and classic cocktails at a reasonable price.
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