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It's clear from his many Critical Shopper columns for the Times that writer Mike Albo doesn't have a ton of disposable income. So on his trip to furniture store West and Green, located on the edge of Greenpoint, he can only stroll around and admire the beautiful vintage and salvaged wares amassed by store owner John Krenek. "Though many pieces here are unaffordable to anyone who isn’t Sting, they are inspiring to behold...One standout is a steel console by Atelier Delalain, for $7,000. The smooth, expertly crafted metalwork looks indestructible — a good investment because it will last 300 years and even withstand the inevitable wear and tear that will occur when robots take over the world." [NYT]