Flea, the Scene
The new-and-improved Brooklyn Flea
When one flea market closes, another one opens. Or so it goes with the beloved Brooklyn Flea, which recently acquired a new, Williamsburg waterfront location.
After closing the One Hanson Place location for the winter, the flea debuted at its new site last week, with more local vendors and artisanal food stands, not to mention a better view: Nuzzled next to the East River State Park, you can't help but gawk at the Manhattan skyline.
You'll find more than 100 merchants, including flea-regulars like collage artist John Murphy and vintage-typewriter aficionados Brady and Kowalsky, as well as newcomers like florist Park Delicatessen and vintage-clothing purveyor Neal Mello.
Meanwhile, the food lineup reads like a list of NYC royalty: icy treats from People's Pops, roasted-pork sandwiches from Porchetta and artisanal wieners from Asia Dog, to name a few. And with pop-up shops from local foodies like Brooklyn Salsa Company, Whimsy and Spice, and Early Bird Foods and Co., you can even take a taste of Brooklyn home.
Open Sundays (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) through November, the Flea is a ten-minute stroll from the Bedford L stop or an easy taxi ride from the city.
Brooklyn Flea, 27 North Sixth St. (between Kent Ave. and the East River); brooklynflea.com