Brooklyn Flea Moving to Dumbo on Sundays as Williamsburg Site Gets Major Cleanup

Photo via Brooklyn Flea


The Sunday Brooklyn Flea is moving nabes yet again for the market’s ninth season, leaving Williamsburg for its old Dumbo location.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning April 3, the beloved bazaar will set up shop outdoors in Pearl Plaza, a large public space that includes the Manhattan Bridge’s archway, the cobblestoned Anchorage Place and the Pearl Street Triangle.

The Dumbo spot will fit some 75 merchants of the usual variety — antiques, food, textiles, vintage clothing — and the Flea is currently accepting vendor applications.

The move to Dumbo follows the Flea’s displacement from its Williamsburg home at 50 Kent Avenue, where it’d been operating for five years. An empty lot known for hosting the Flea and various outdoor music shows in the warmer months, 50 Kent is in fact a Superfund site and one of the city’s most polluted locations, housing soil contaminated by coal tar. It is currently undergoing remediation.

In addition to being cleaned up, the site is also being incorporated into Bushwick Inlet Park, a long-delayed green space promised to the neighborhood by the city following a 2005 rezoning.

On Saturdays, the Flea will remain in its longtime Fort Greene location at 176 Lafayette Avenue, also running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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