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Scott Jordan Furniture
Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Nearby Subway Stops
C, E at Spring St.; 1 at Houston St.
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First opened on Atlantic Avenue in 1980, this Brooklyn transplant stays true to its roots: 60 percent of the furniture that occupies the sprawling, 7,000-square-foot Manhattan showroom is made at a workshop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The other 40 percent of the inventory comes from small producers in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Amish communities. Occupying two floors of a 100-year-old loft building, Scott Jordan Furniture is filled with pieces made from solid hardwoods (cherry, walnut, maple) harvested from sustainable U.S. Eastern forests and finished with plant oils and waxes with a low content of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and no formaldehyde emissions. Translation: Scott Jordan has been creating “green furniture” since before it became the trendy thing to do. His recommendation? Try the Berkeley Ergonomics mattress—it’s the only one on the market that is completely free of chemical additives.