Brooklyn Flea expands to Manhattan for holidays

November 25, 2009 3:27:25 PM PST
You have probably heard of and maybe even visited the popular Brooklyn flea market under the Brooklyn Bridge and in Fort Greene. Well it's expanding this holiday season, opening an annex in Manhattan to sell unique gifts.

Every weekend, folks head to Brooklyn to for the "flea." That's the pet name for the Brooklyn Flea, an open-air market that moves between Fort Greene and DUMBO.

And now, the Brooklyn Flea has found a temporary home in Greenwich Village, taking over the former Tower Records Annex storefront at E. 4th St. and Lafayette St. It's a market for the season called Gifted, with many of the same vendors you'd find in Brooklyn.

That includes the Brooklyn Brew Shop. The 50 different vendors range from artisans to knitters to vintage handbag collectors. It's a great place to find unique items like stockings made of sailcloth and even trendy pieces, as Lucky Magazine has curated an area.

And A Peace Treaty sells handmade scarves from around the world. And In God We Trust has jewelry.

Brooklyn Flea's Manhattan Gifted Market will be in full swing Friday, with shopping events Wednesday evenings leading up to Christmas. So what's the best approach to shopping in a setting like this? Lucky Magazine's Elise Loehnen says to make a loop of the vendors to make sure you don't miss out on a one-of-a-kind treasure.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Fri-Sun, November 27-29 - noon to 7 p.m.
  • Wed-Sun, December 2-6, 9-13 - noon to 7 p.m.
  • Every day, December 16-24, noon to 8 p.m.

    For more information, visit BrooklynFlea.com.

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    WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King


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