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“Brooklyn flea in wintertime” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg

Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg
50 Kent Avenue, Between N. 11th and N. 12th Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Ranked #38 of 380 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Flea has expanded to a new site along the Brooklyn waterfront. Located between North 11th and North 12th Streets just North of East River State Park, the Sunday Flea features the same mix of vintage, antique, handmade, and food vendors as Fort Greene, and located in prime Williamsburg.
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“Brooklyn flea in wintertime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Wow! The location of the Brooklyn Flea on Saturdays in wintertime is just amazing. Located in the ground and basement levels of the old Wiiliamsberg savings bank building, now called 1 Hanson Place, a fabulous Art Deco cathedral to commerce which is a stunning environment for all the crafts, vintage clothes and antiques. Stalls weave in and out where home insuarance was once sold, and between the old bank tellers booths, and most dramatically in the old bank vaults in the basement where the steel doors can still be seen, massive works of engineers art amongst the old carpets and New York tee shirts.
And the market is great- a mix of vintage clothes, maps, toys, New York bits and bobs, jewellery old and new - check out the 1970's Elizabeth Taylor style bling of the first order; lots of intriguing stalls for any market lover. Next week is their last winter week before they move outside for the summer. An opportunity to see a wonderful Brooklyn landmark building and find some interesting purchases for your friends back home. I loved it.

Visited March 2013
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“Close during Winter time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hello. We went to Williamsburg flea market in March on Saturday. It was closed... :-( But the neighborhood is very cool. Have a walk (not before 11h) all around, lots of things to do and to see. Small shops completely different than Manhattan.
Don’t’ hesitate

Visited March 2013
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“5 Tips for Shopping at Brooklyn Flea Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

From my trip to this place, I got several (hopefully helpful) tips for you:

#1. During winter, Brooklyn flea is held at 1 Hanson Place, which used to be a bank. Keep it mind people! So you will not have to waste your time wandering around the street of Brooklyn trying to figure out why the hell I could not find the market.

#2. This market is only open on weekend (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 5pm. Plan your trip right and just enjoy the market! Psst.. do not forget to haggle!

#3. Bring your cash! Some of the vendors (especially food vendors) do not accept card.

#4. I found that the prices here are higher than other flea markets. So if you are planning to shop frugally, then maybe this is not the place for you. Yeah.. it is more of a upscale market than the usual flea markets.

#5. HAVE FUN EXPLORING!

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Visited February 2013
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“Typical flea market.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We visited on a saturday, this is an average north american flea market, lots of used clothes, jewelry . The food court had a lot of choices but I had concerns of food saftey, there was no visable refrigeration or hand washing facilities for the vendors.

Visited February 2013
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“Such fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Loved shopping all the crafts and fantastic finds. Did all of my Christmas shopping here in one day!

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