Brooklyn Flea - Brooklyn, NEW YORK
As the borough continues to rival and perhaps surpass Manhattan as a cultural epicenter, Brooklynites needed a quality flea market of their own – and got one of the best flea markets in the United States. Founded in April 2008, Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s preeminent spots to score vintage furniture, décor, vintage clothing, handmade goods, collectibles and antiques. The New York Times called the flea market “One of the great urban experiences in New York”, and it is regularly ranked as one of the best markets in the US.
2017 update: Until recently, Brooklyn Flea operated two different flea markets on different weekdays and at two locations in Brooklyn, NY. As of May 2017, only the Sunday flea market in DUMBO is active. In winter, the Brooklyn Flea still moves indoors, into a single location.
After a brief stint in Williamsburg, Saturday’s edition of Brooklyn Flea is currently looking for a new site. For almost a decade, the iconic Brooklyn flea market was held in Fort Greene before moving to East River State Park in April 2017. After only a few weeks of activity there the market had to be shut down due to neighbors’ complaints about overcrowding the park. In fact, the flea market was originally planned to be organized alongside Saturday’s edition of popular Smorgasburg – a huge food market, fulfilling every foodie’s dream. While Smorgasburg still takes place in East River State Park, the Brooklyn Flea organizers are currently looking for a new location for their Saturday market. They expect to re-open by summer’s end.
Luckily, Brooklyn Flea’s smaller Sunday market in DUMBO is still operating and definitely worth a visit. Right under the Manhattan bridge, 80 vendors of vintage, antiques, handmade items and food gather in a unique, historic neighborhood setting. The market is open every week, rain or shine, and is dog-friendly.
In winter (November through March), the Brooklyn Flea is held indoors. The location is a historic landmark known as Skylight One Hanson (the former Brooklyn bank built in the 1920s), showcasing limestone and marble interiors with intricate mosaics. The location itself will make your visit worthwhile.
(Brooklyn Flea pictures about taken at previous editions of the market, at a now discontinued location.)
DUMBO flea market:
Where: Anchorage Place NY US (show on Fleamapket)
When: Every Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (April through November)
Fort Greene / Williamsburg flea market (currently discontinued)
Where: 90 Kent Ave. NY US (show on Fleamapket)
When: Every Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. (April through November)
Brooklyn Flea in winter:
Where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m (November through March).
Phone: +1 718-928-6603
For more information about NYC’s best flea markets, read our article Flea Markets in New York, featuring our favorite 12 flea markets in Manhattan, Williamsburg and Brooklyn! You can also view NYC’s best flea markets on our interactive map on fleamapket.com.
Our interactive travel guide features the best flea markets in Manhattan as well as more up-and-coming neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Williamsburg, to help you find everything from vintage furniture to nostalgic memorabilia, old books, accessories, clothing and retro decorative items.
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