Brooklyn Flea Rocks for a Second Weekend
Brooklyn Flea, the big Fort Greene Sunday production from our friends at Brownstoner, had a great second weekend despite weather that was, once again, somewhat less than ideal. When we stopped in around 4PM there were still people flowing into the Bishop Loughlin HS schoolyard, although clearly crowds had thinned somewhat from peak times. We found a wonderful assortment of vendors offering both new handcrafted items and older "flea market-type" goods. In other words: a little something to keep everyone shopping for everything from handmade jewelry and art to vintage clothing and retro furniture happy. The Flea got a big boost this weekend with major coverage from the New York Times. We were struck by the large number of people that it is drawing to its corner of Fort Greene and by its size and variety. We don't think we're taking a big risk by predicting that it will be a big feature of Brooklyn Sunday life through the Spring, Summer and Fall. Totally cool.