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“Vintage finds and yummy food!”

Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg
Ranked #29 of 223 things to do in Brooklyn
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Fee: No
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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“Vintage finds and yummy food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

First time visiting The Brooklyn Flea and we were not disappointed! Great vintage everything, clothing, jewelry, shoes, records and as it was Christmas lots of vintage decorations. I bought a vintage retro Santa from 1968 for $10. There were also many artisans selling artwork, knits, silver, pottery/ceramics ect. Even if you are not much of a shopper, make the trip just see the beautiful architecture. It is housed ( Oct- May) in the old Williamsburg Savings Bank. Soaring ceilings with towering columns and ornate windows. In the old bank vaults in the basement is an awesome 'foodie' court. You enter through 2 ft wide iron doors ( where they used to keep the cash!) and then select whatever your stomach desires! We timed our visit for lunch and our a family of 5 tried the following, Mac 'n' Cheese with Lobster, heaven! Slow cooked brisket piled up on a bun. Pulled pork sliders with pickled slaw. Ridiculous Chocolate milk shake that had 65% cacao, a great fix for choccy lovers! Check out the doughnut lady, we tried a blood orange doughnut drizzled with raspberry syrup. Lots of organic and take home preserves ect. The subway stop is right outside and the market is a block away from the new Barclays Centre, worth a look also for its design! If you really want vintage then also check out Bedford Street in Willamsburg for a good selection of shops with good prices. Went there on a previous visit and found some great buys, ate at 'Juliet's' just off Bedford, great little French restaurant, had mussels and frites, yum! Love Brooklyn!

Visited December 2012
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“Not impressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

I was told that this was a must see but none of us were impressed. It had nothing special to offer in terms of goods or food and not much in the way of atmosphere and I have been to much better markets in London and Cape Town. It was busy and I know that it is popular but it didn't appeal to us - aged in our 20's, 50's and 60's.

Visited December 2012
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“what a fun day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

treasures for sure but we were flying so no way to bring back anything except a delicous horseradish condiment. For lunch we had the best lobster roll made with loads of fresh chunks of lobster. Brooklyn is such a neat interesting place!

Visited December 2012
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“Incredibly Fun Way To Spend Sunday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Wow...eclectic food vendors, artisans, used goods of all types and dimensions. This place is a hip treasure hunt and an excuse to get lost for hours. Take the subway, which lets you out right next door. As a plus, you get to shop in a wonderful old bank building and in the shadow of the new Barclays Center.

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“Brooklyn Flea Market”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

located in the old Williamsburgh Savings Bank which is a beautiful old building. the Flea market now takes place in this building.
Great vendors, even purchased a vase from the 60's period which I loved. So many different vendors , from old New York maps to clocks, old hotel keys, to clothing. A VERY interesting
Flea

Very crowded, of course I just went there in December, so it was MOBBED.

they have food vendors in the basement, jellies, cakes, and food being prepared in a non ventilated area. I found this as being a fire hazard just waiting to happen. So many people and not enough room to move around, but maybe if it wasn't around Christmas, it would be better to visit

Visited December 2012
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