Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions, operating flea markets every weekend of the year. The market features hundreds of top vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers, plus delicious fresh food. The New York Times called the Flea “One of the great urban experiences in New York”, and is regularly ranked by many magazines as one of the best markets in the U.S.
2017 update: After a brief stunt in Williamsburg, Saturday’s edition of Brooklyn Flea moved to SOHO. For almost a decade, the iconic Brooklyn flea market was held in Fort Greene before moving to East River State Park in April 2017. After only a few weeks of activity in Williamsburg, the market had to be shut down due to neighbors’ complaints about overcrowding the park. Since August 2017, the Brooklyn Flea’s Saturday + Sunday market is taking place in SOHO. The days and hours of operations of Sunday flea market in DUMBO remain unchanged.
The Brooklyn Flea was originally planned to be organised alongside Saturday’s edition of popular Smorgasburg – a giant food market, fulfilling every foodie’s dream. Smorgasburg was originally launched in May 2011 and happens Saturdays in Williamsburg and Sundays at Prospect Park’s Breeze Hill. Smorgasburg showcases the best of Brooklyn’s artisanal food scene, with 100 local and regional vendors in a beautiful outdoor setting.
In winter (November through March), Brooklyn Flea moves indoors, into a single location at a former bank (Skylight One Hanson).
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Forget that dream of finding the rare collectible action figure or priceless 19th century end table at the flea market for ten bucks. Shoppers aren’t likely to find a real steal in a venue where most vendors are experts in their particular niche.
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