Despite the cool weather, the Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn’s biggest flea market, organized by our blogging friends at Brownstoner in a 40,000 square foot school yard in Fort Green, Brooklyn attracted ‘tens of thousands’ of people yesterday. Yesterday was the first Brooklyn Flea and will take place every Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
There are 200 vendors (some rotating each week) from a group of over 800 applicants, including Dumbo based Prague Kolektiv, Moontree Letterpress, Sesame Letterpress, AMH Design (needlepoint), Journey Home, Counterevolution, and others.
As you can see from the photos, the turnout was great, and there were a wide variety of vendors (including food vendors). Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz made an appearance. Once the weather gets nicer, there will probably be bigger crowds, more vendors, and the need for a bigger space. We’re all for small businesses and new ventures, and we’re encouraged to see Brownstoner bringing attention to creative Brooklyn based businesses. Could a eBay-like flea .com be next? Any feedback? Congrats Brownstoner!
Brooklyn Flea is a nice 30 minute walk from Dumbo or take the C train to Lafayette Ave (3 stops from the High Street station) and walk 7 blocks east on Lafayette Ave. [Google Map]. For more photos, go to DumboNYC’s Brooklyn Flea Flickr set.