April 14th, 2009
“The outdoor Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene reopens this Saturday, April 18, bringing New York City’s biggest and best market for vintage/antiques, food, art, crafts, jewelry, and more back to the 40,000-square-foot Bishop Loughlin schoolyard,” says Eric Demby, the co-founder of the Brooklyn Flea. In addition, the indoor “Pop-Up” markets in Dumbo has become ‘permanent’ on Sundays, following their successful winter run. (The DUMBO markets, in two vacant storefronts at 76 and 81 Front St., attracted up to 8000 people every weekend, and have attracted a lot of press.) Some vendors will sell at both locations. We’ve gotten used to having the Brooklyn Flea, since its start in January, and subsequently expanding two weeks later. It has brought a lot of new visitors to the area and made the Washington and Front Street corner a lively place to visit for shopping and food. We’re looking forward to ongoing deals and good food.