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The Brooklyn Flea.

Apr 7th, 2008 | Categories: Americana, Brooklyn, New York City | by Michael Williams

Brooklyn Flea

This weekend a friend and I went to the first Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. We didn’t make it over until around 11am (my fault; hangover) but we still arrived to lots of ironic preppy hipsters and some good flea market action. It is nice that they do start things off later than the normal 6am craziness. Gives you time to get a bagel and some coffee before heading over. After checking things out I still prefer the Elephant’s Trunk Flea in New Milford, CT. I do however give Brownstoner and the others involved credit for organizing everything. I’m sure in time, the Brooklyn Flea will be a mandatory Sunday outing. Some high points, low points and pictures after the jump.

The Good

  • Accommodating start time
  • Well organized
  • Location and access
  • Lots of vendors
  • People watching
  • No cover charge

The Bad

  • Too many craft-type vendors and screen printed things
  • Not enough eccentric flea market people
  • Needs more vendors that sell old things, furniture and Americana
  • Far too many types of tote bags for sale (and for me to say that…)

Brooklyn Flea

The Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

Comments: 3

3 Comments to “The Brooklyn Flea.”

  1. Brownstoner
    on Apr 7th, 2008
    @ 8:11 AM

    Thanks for the feedback. I agree completely with your critique of the vendor mix. That’s definitely the direction we’re moving in!

  2. brandon
    on Apr 7th, 2008
    @ 8:33 PM

    anyone know the shoes the man’s wearing in the 2nd picture?

  3. The Elephant Trunk Flea. « A Continuous Lean.
    on Apr 14th, 2008
    @ 6:05 AM

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