City Guide: Brooklyn Flea
I don't know what it is, but I get very excited the second I see booths filled with either a) fresh vegetables or b) old clothes. When I was a kid, my parents would take me to the Sunday "Swap Meet" (basically a flea market on steroids—I remember buying my prized sparkle lava lamp and iridescent beaded curtains there) so it's possible my love for clustered white tents selling things I don't need started at a very young age.
You're probably wondering where this anecdote is going, so I'll cut to the chase. If you're in NYC or visiting sometime between April-October, I highly recommend spending a Sunday afternoon at Brooklyn Flea in DUMBO. It's everything you could ever want from a vintage market, situated under the picturesque Manhattan Bridge Archway.
A couple of weekends ago on my way to meet friends for dinner in Brooklyn, I decided to spend the afternoon browsing the vintage stalls at the DUMBO flea market. Although I've temporarily given up on the crowds (despite the delicious food) of their well known sister project Smorgasburg, I wanted to give this new location a try after spending one too many weekends at BK Flea's winter market in the gorgeous One Hanson Place last season.
Overall, my afternoon was well spent treasure hunting and people watching.
Although I left empty-handed (this time), I plan to be back many more Sundays this summer. And if nothing else...I did it for the 'gram.