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Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea

Oct 15, 2012

Brooklyn Flea, one of NYC’s top attractions, brings together hundreds of top vendors for everything from furniture and clothing, to jewelry and artwork. It’s been called ‘One of the Great Urban Experiences’ by the New York Times, and named one of the best markets or antique shows in the U.S. by Fodor’s. Opening in 2008, the Flea has become a must-attend event in the city.


April through Thanksgiving the Flea takes place outdoors, Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg. From Thanksgiving to March, the event moves indoors into the Skylight One Hanson, formerly known as the Williamsburgh Savings Bank.


The weekly market features over 150 vendors in Fort Greene and other pop-up locations. These regional vendors are selling antiques, vintage clothing, handmade items, jewelry, food, bicycles, records and more. In over five years of service to the community, the Flea is garnering local, national, and worldwide attention for it’s diversity and the quality of the products. The Flea also garners attention because of the stimulus it has offered to local business owners.


In the spring and summer, when the booths are full and tourists and locals alike are flocking to the Flea, Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby can garner up to $60,000 a weekend from the Flea. An idea that is tried and true, Butler and Demby managed to recreate the wheel by making this such a local event. As they say, there’s a vast variety of vendors and you can’t lump them all into one box.

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