Saturday, April 12, 2008

Fort Greene Flea Market

Tomorrow, the Brooklyn Flea makes it's second appearance in Fort Greene. Weather might be a bit dodgy, but for those who do want to brave it, there are likely to be some great finds. Matt and I checked it out last weekend and both think this will be a fun addition to Matt's neighborhood.

Last Sunday, we could have purchased everything from restored furniture, to antique seltzer bottles (those were really cool!), to brownstone doors, waffles or fresh cannolis.

On the down side, sellers know what they've got and there are fewer junk tables (with potential treasures.) On the up side, there are local artisans selling unique items that you may never see otherwise. I especially liked the mixed media New York artwork (ie. photo of Brooklyn Bridge glued onto painted canvas of the surrounding area, accented with a door hinge, etc...) and fashionable Brooklyn t-shirts. Matt bought a card with a painting of Ft. Greene Park back in the day. I bought an old postcard from the St. George Hotel from 1951.

Wanna go:
Location: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, on Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave. in Brooklyn
Time: late by flea market standards-- people were still setting up when I arrived at 10:30am. Brownstoner blog says it runs until 5pm.


Anonymous jp said...

Woo-hoo! It's flea market/Flohmarkt season!

The "biggest Flohmarkt in Germany" is next Saturday in Rheinaue Park... apparently it's over 4km long. Needless to say, D and I will be there with Münzengeld in hand!

Greetings from cold, wet, and gray Bonn!

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