On April 6, the Brooklyn Flea in New York City celebrated the fifth anniversary of its inaugural market—when nearly 20,000 people showed up at a Fort Greene schoolyard on a chilly early spring day with a strong chance of rain. The weather held out, word spread, and five years later the Flea operates four markets every weekend.
This season the Williamsburg site of Smorgasburg (Saturdays) and the Flea (Sundays) moves one block north to East River State Park, where the markets will occupy a large concrete slab at the corner of Kent Avenue and North 7th Street. The Saturday Flea (in Fort Greene) and Sunday Smorgasburg (Brooklyn Bridge Park/DUMBO) markets continue as they have in the past, with all four markets continuing through the November 23-24 weekend.
For more information, check the Web site (www.brooklynflea.com).
Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest