Yesterday I visited Williamsburg Flea, the Sunday location of Brooklyn Flea‘s outdoor market, and there could not have been a better day for it. The throngs were dense but cheerful, the breeze warm, and the view of the Manhattan skyline from the East River State Park picturesque and backlit by brilliant blue sky.
I spoke to some vendors who updated me on a few changes at the market. This year food vendors are in limited supply, since many have migrated to the Brooklyn Flea-operated Smorgasburg, the food market with locations in Williamsburg (on Saturday) and DUMBO (on Sunday). Still, delicious foodie offerings included Asia Dogs (hot dogs with Asian toppings), taco booths, and a grilled cheese and milkshake station.
Also, the market has taken over a new space this year. It’s a difference of a few feet, really, but it amounts to a slightly more cramped space. The old lot was privately owned, and the owners have decided to put up a new development there – just your typical New York real estate scuffle. None of the vendors seemed too upset by this new, slightly smaller space; Brooklyn Flea is clearly as popular as ever, and yesterday’s particularly uplifting weather meant great sales all around.
A few snaps from the market (click to enlarge):