Brooklyn Flea - Brooklyn, NEW YORK
As the borough continues to rival and perhaps surpass Manhattan as a real estate hotbed and cultural epicenter, Brooklynites need a quality flea market of their own.
Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s preeminent spot to score vintage furniture, décor, vintage clothing, handmade goods, collectibles and antiques. And if you don’t walk away with the perfect art deco vanity, you will leave with a full stomach. Food is a major focal point of the Brooklyn Flea, and you’ll find one of the best smattering of tacos, cupcakes, lobster rolls, cannoli and Asian-inspired hot dogs in the country. The New York Times called the Flea “One of the great urban experiences in New York”, and is regularly ranked by many magazines as one of the best markets in the U.S.
Until 2013, Brooklyn Flea was located inside a historic landmark known as One Hanson (the former Brooklyn bank built in the 1920s) showcasing limestone and marble interiors, with intricate mosaics. Nowadays, Brooklyn Flea holds 3 distinct markets over 8 locations around the city.
Starting the first weekend in April through November, the markets take place outdoors: Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in DUMBO.
The Flea’s Fort Greene flagship location features 150 vendors every Saturday from April through November. The 40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School is part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza. From November through March, the Brooklyn Flea moves indoors to a single location.
The Sunday Flea in DUMBO features 75 vendors of vintage, antique, handmade, and food, in a unique, historic neighborhood setting. The market is open every week, rain or shine, and is dog-friendly. From November through March, the Brooklyn Flea moves indoors to a single location.
Where: Lafayette Avenue 176 NY US (Fort Green Flea) / Anchorage Place NY US (DUMBO)
When: Fort Greene Flea: Every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (April through November) / DUMBO Flea: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (April through November). Free admission.
Phone: +1 718-928-6603
Read more about flea market NYC in our article Flea Markets in New York (our favourite 12 flea markets in Manhattan, Williamsburg and Brooklyn!) and don’t forget to download our New York City Flea Markets Travel Guide!