Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea - Fort Greene

(Now Closed)
Flea Market and Food Court
Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
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  • Beth G.
    Beth GibbiNovember 8, 2016
    Moves indoors for Winter to 1 Hanson Place, to a disused HSBC Bank. Find clothes, Vinyl to kitchen homewares. Great to visit but overpriced. Mix of tasty food served from stalls in the vaults!
  • Racked
    RackedJuly 30, 2012
    This weekend event from the Brownstoner folks is the mother of all hipster flea markets. Go for the antique vendors and the delicious snacks, not to mention the people-watching. [Racked 38 Member]
  • Sharon P.
    Sharon P.November 29, 2014
    There's handmade, vintage, and refurbished everything. Take your time and don't be afraid to barter. And before you leave, stop by the soda stand for the most delicious apple-ginger pop.
  • Elevine B.
    Elevine BergeAugust 25, 2014
    Great variety, high quality vendors; vintage clothing, exciting food, furniture +++ and a nice neighbourhood feel compared to the hectic Williamsburg flea
  • Lisa
    LisaJune 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Go early. The line grows quickly. Usually they are really quick, but the pickin' gets slim on sunny days. Convenient when you don't want to go to Red Hook & only need a lobster roll fix on Sat.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Food, clothes, furniture, bikes, tons of stuff. Little expensive, but awesome. Make sure to check out the surrounding streets for more impromptu stoop sales.
  • 42nd Street P.
    42nd Street PhotoAugust 16, 2011
    Lots of cool vendors, home made gourmet foods and artwork and great deals on tons of one of a kind trinkets, you can also get some unique photos of people and items here
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BraleyApril 9, 2012
    Food's straight back, eat lots of small things. Highly recommend the Red Hook Lobster Rolls, and the grilled cheese with spicy pickles. Eat on the steps and enjoy the people and dog watching
  • Bernice
    BerniceSeptember 22, 2012
    Great stall with vinyl records and original etchings by Jacques Simon. Etchings are $10 each. Just bought a few. Good buy on vinyl. Just head for stall on right of entrance along gate for Ronnie Seein
  • Elvin G. M.
    Elvin G. MarmolAugust 18, 2015
    Food is always great, the other shopping stands can be a collection of random things. But there are gems to be found. Take your time on a nice day to check it out.
  • Chris L.
    Chris LainoApril 26, 2014
    Watch out for your bike. Mine was stolen today chained right next to the entrance and the "security". It was a northrock white bike with a brown seat and white and pink helmet.
  • Snap
    SnapJune 12, 2014
    Our hot dog makers, Brooklyn Bangers, can be found here grilling up delicious sausages on the weekends. They also have a stall at Barclay's Center.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkOctober 31, 2011
    The best year-round market brings together 150 local vendors carrying all manner of vintage, handmade and antique wares. The Flea will move to its winter location on November 26.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelSeptember 9, 2015
    Held Saturdays, April through October, in an outdoor lot in Fort Greene, and on Sundays in Williamsburg, the Flea has launched many brick-and-mortar businesses throughout New York City. Read more
    GNTLMNMay 7, 2012
    Great antique furniture, crafts and vintage knick-knacks. Even if you don't find a flea treasure today, there's still the amazing food vendors that will make a visit a very satisfying experience.
  • Nikki K.
    Nikki KasparMay 24, 2012
    bring tons of cash if you expect to buy anything, as most vendors take cash only - there is an ATM provided on spot but there's always a huge line & a fee!
  • Racked
    RackedOctober 27, 2014
    Brooklyn Flea is now basically everywhere—there's markets in Fort Greene, Park Slope, and DUMBO. The Williamsburg market is moving to a to-be-determined address in the coming months. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityMarch 29, 2011
    From soap, earrings and watches to oysters, ice cream and bicycles, the Flea is an ode to the city’s dedicated craftsmen. In a word: it makes you happy.
  • Liana Z.
    Liana ZOctober 3, 2012
    Top-notch food stalls and cute vintage vendors. Visit the Dough stand -try the lemon and ginger doghnut, it's amazing.
  • Charlene
    CharleneJune 25, 2015
    If you come just for the Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster roll, it's worth it. Perfectly warm, toasty, buttery bun! Really the best there is.
  • Zina A.
    Zina AlamJune 21, 2016
    Open Saturdays - awesome little flea with food options too. Fort Greene is also a lovely neighbourhood to explore.
  • Danny C.
    Danny CarnajeAugust 9, 2014
    Hit up Darrel for some great vintage sports T's! He has. Great selection of late 80's to mid 90's basketball shirts that you can't find anywhere else.
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMay 5, 2012
    I'm in love with the Brooklyn Flea. Try @AsiaDogNYC, Good Fork, Brooklyn Soda... Pretty much eat & shop your brains out!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 17, 2010
    Hundreds of vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, new jewelry and arts & crafts. Definitely go for the expanding selection of food!
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    The early bird catches the vintage records, mid-century modern tables, and so much more. Down a large latte before you dig in.
  • Lucky Magazine
    Lucky MagazineJune 15, 2012
    Rie Akuto, budding stylist, loves to browse the incredible vintage selection any time she can.
  • Isabela G.
    Isabela G.April 20, 2015
    Great for browsing through, some neat vintage clothes and furniture, plus good food .
  • Precise &.
    Precise & TrampJune 5, 2010
    The best place to get vintage jewlery and vinyl records in brooklyn!! there's a bit too many "new" vintage vendors but the REAL vintage vintage vendors ROCK!
  • Erik R.
    Erik RodriguezJune 13, 2015
    Lots of very cool things from every era and locale...and your can get some grub there too! .. def a decorators playground!
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacobsJuly 5, 2015
    Vintage furniture, jewellery, and other crafts. Try something other than the fries, they have no flavour.
  • David T.
    David TaintorNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat everything. Seriously. And especially the Mexican food near the gate, the porchetta sandwich, anything from Scratchbread, you won't leave hungry.
  • Fashism
    FashismOctober 29, 2010
    A great place to spend a Saturday: Shop for vintage clothes and furniture, feast on Red Hook tacos and hopefully bump into someone you know.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperOctober 28
    Been here 5+ times
    I’m into it. 😁 Cozy, great atmosphere. Amazing place to spend a sunny weekend afternoon.
  • Christen D.
    Christen DuongAugust 27, 2011
    Work up an appetite by browsing the cool vintage stuff, then grab a lobster roll and a watermelon fruit drink to eat on the steps.
  • James C.
    James ClarkDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to check out the high end vintage clothes vendors and the amazing food!
  • Brett W.
    Brett WalshJuly 28, 2012
    Get yourself a Red Hook Lobster Roll (Maine style) its bloody delicious!!
  • Casey P.
    Casey PotenzoneJanuary 15, 2011
    The papusas are king. Followed by grilled cheese a fish tacos. A strong contender for king is also the pizza!
  • Susan K.
    Susan KilleNovember 14, 2010
    If you weren't hungry when you arrive, you will be when you start smelling the food. For the value conscious, the $5 papusa platter rules with two cheese & jalapeno papusas.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BrownOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't arrive right when it opens - the vendors won't be completely set up. Don't arrive too late - the mass of people are hard to negotiate. It's a delicate balance.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 27, 2011
    It's hard to over-sell this weekly flea. Amazing food, good (albeit often overpriced) vintage wares and a good place to people watch.
  • Marcie Q.
    Marcie QuintanaJuly 19, 2015
    Amazing, unique finds (not junk) and amazing food to boot!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 11, 2014
    A less hectic alternative to Williamsburg & equally as wonderful.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MillerJune 25, 2011
    Dough is now selling its amazing doughnuts here. Nuff said. Dulce de leche is off the hizzle
  • MMC
    MMCJuly 27, 2013
    Awesome soul food home-cooked by nice old ladies at Cadman Church next door.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CMay 5, 2012
    Ask to see the lobster roll before you pay $16 for one. Delicious, but TINY...
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte ScarfSeptember 28, 2015
    Better than the lackluster market are the buildings surrounding the square.
  • Renate L.
    Renate LyseNovember 14, 2013
    Flea market worth checking out for treasure hunting. You never know what you can stumble on.
  • Pien M.
    Pien MaatJune 14, 2015
    Nice food, Nice clothing and Nice people!
  • ChowMama Stacie B.
    ChowMama Stacie BillisSeptember 26, 2009
    most food here is tasty. I'm always torn between anything Mexican or the (portable!) brick oven pizzas. there's also a stand towards entrance that sells prosciutto bruschetta--yum!
  • Noah S.
    Noah SellingJuly 31, 2015
    Great for the food scene but not my type of stuff otherwise.
  • Kenny T.
    Kenny TApril 8, 2016
    Great food options and nice selection of goods!
  • Liz O.
    Liz OhSeptember 22, 2012
    Elma Blint is one the best jewelry designers there. Check out her initial pendants!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SilverJanuary 24, 2015
    U can also bring a picture of your dog, not the actual one..
  • Ben F.
    Ben FJune 5, 2011
    Try the Classic Grilled Cheese With A Twist - Fucking delicious! And GF approved.
  • Trixie
    TrixieAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Root beer ice cream sightings are rare but if they have it, get it!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoSeptember 27, 2010
    Best Flea Market anywhere in the city. You can get anything you can think of here. Worth the trip
  • gee
    geeMay 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to walk every aisle; you never know what you will find.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DeRicoSeptember 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Milk Truck "classic" grilled cheeses and Arnie Palmer drinks top eat spot - overall great place for foodies
  • Angela H.
    Angela HuJuly 4, 2012
    Go for the furniture: some sweet finds (but you need to browse) & the food. Clothes and accessories: buyer's beware.
  • Paola C.
    Paola CruzAugust 4, 2012
    Try the margherita pizza from Pizza Moto- Delicious
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 5, 2015
    lots of funky vintage clothes and antiques! it's a great place to browse
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaApril 19, 2014
    Bring lots of cash. Nice stuff but expensive and long line by the ATMs.
  • Andrew Z.
    Andrew ZarickMay 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet chicken Tamales from the papusa vendors are official.
  • Steff H.
    Steff HindSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of home wears, perfect for filling an apartment
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 16, 2010
    Every single food vendor at the Flea is spectacular, although few can rival Pizza Moto.
  • Calila
    CalilaSeptember 17, 2011
    You really should try the corn and the tamarindo juice
  • Amy (@AmyPR) L.
    Buy anything vintage, easy way to connect with the past and carry to the future
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJune 13, 2015
    A great spot to find good vinyl!
  • Kyle Dean R.
    Kyle Dean ReinfordApril 12, 2013
    expect to pay a bit more here, but there are some really cool booths.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KimOctober 25, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the mid-century modern furniture, stay for the awesome food carts. The red-hook ball field mexican food vendors are my favorite.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 9, 2010
    Eat your way through the day. Start with Scratchbread scones and end with Liddabit Sweets pie candy bars. Read more
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 3, 2010
    The Village Voice voted this Best Spot for Crafty Cruising in our Best Of New York Poll!
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Shop from dozens of vendors at the hip bazaar that sets up shop from April to November.
  • Mimi
    MimiOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Look for Christina Welch's whitewashed/distressed furniture. Great bang for your buck
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 1, 2015
    Bring cash! Most stalls won't take credit cards.
  • Josh H.
    Josh HartmannMay 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Changing your kid's (poopy) diaper on the steps of the school where everyone is eating is not cool.
  • Christian
    ChristianAugust 24, 2014
    Expect hipsters, overpriced vintage stuff - and some bargains if you're lucky.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 21, 2014
    Cute flea market on Saturdays, there's a bunch of small food stalls
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    there are a couple of copycat flea markets that sometimes pop up down the block
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyOctober 10, 2016
    Overly expensive but a lot of good stuff
  • Ari G.
    Ari GreenbergJune 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't eat before coming here so that you can enjoy some of the best food that Brooklyn has to offer.
  • Steve A.
    Steve ASeptember 27, 2014
    Spotted the pink elephant in the room
  • Carmen d.
    Carmen da SilvaJune 27, 2011
    Typewriters, vintage bow ties and fresh oysters...oh my! Read more
  • jennifer w.
    Peach sorbet from the Brooklyn Scoop Ice Cream truck is yummy and refreshing!!!
  • alana p.
    alana pApril 30, 2011
    go get a papusa. you haven't lived until you do.
  • Richard R.
    Richard ReallyApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Prescription Eyewear and Polarized Sunnies just $89 @classicspecs booth W15
  • Ru C.
    Ru ChungOctober 25, 2014
    Lots of vendors from bikes to tables
  • Ava
    AvaAugust 17, 2012
    So much cute vintage tops!
  • Beth G.
    Beth GibbiNovember 8, 2016
    Interesting food stalls in the Vaults
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Don’t leave without chowing on a dee-lish Asia Dog – hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings.Powered by
  • Pete M.
    Pete MNovember 5, 2011
    Eat a Cemita! Then thank me later.
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  • jake f.
    jake furstNovember 20, 2010
    Go directly to the red hook papusa stand. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
  • Autumn
    AutumnOctober 10, 2010
    I plan on going tomorrow! I heard they revamped the one on Hanson.. should be fun!
  • Cindy V.
    Cindy ValenzuelaMarch 15, 2015
  • Louie L.
    Louie LouieOctober 24, 2015
    It is as good as the Ponoco Flea market on rt 209.
  • Ashleigh B.
    Ashleigh BonesMarch 31, 2012
    Go here during summer.
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    ATM outside of the entrance on Lafayette.
  • Domenico G.
    Domenico GrecoAugust 19, 2015
    Nice vintage collection
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew ApostolaAugust 13, 2011
    Get one of those ice cups, really yummy...
  • KVO V.
    KVO VJune 12, 2010
    Try ETON's plum based chicken wings! To die for!
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedJuly 23, 2011
    Place to check out Brooklyn's crafty side.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham March 10, 2009
    Make a beeline for the antiques. Scored a steel juicer,wire peacocks, shooting gallery targets, edison lightbulbs. Find the babyfaced jewelry peddler -- he sells fat gold chains.
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJuly 19, 2015
    Gadgets and gizmos aplenty.
  • Cooper M.
    Cooper McKimJune 7, 2015
    Expensive but awesome choices
  • Gabrielle L.
    Gabrielle LeeMay 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Buying old school r&b and soul albums - Aretha Franklin, Maze, Neville Bros., Ike and Tina and Marvin Gaye!
  • Simone S.
    Simone SpilkaOctober 19, 2014
    Never underestimate the power of the flea
  • Geoff K.
    Geoff KimMay 15, 2011
    *Feels* like a Brooklyn flea market.. if you know what I mean. (via Scoville) Read more
  • Lisa
    LisaJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    All about the lobster! Too Good! Read more
  • Valentina
    ValentinaApril 16, 2011
    Panino with porchetta! So gnammy!!!
  • Ben M.
    Ben MayAugust 22, 2011
    Definitely try the lobster roll Read more
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥September 10, 2014
    Spend a Saturday here
  • Brian M.
    Brian MasefieldAugust 23, 2014
    Really weird finds (NKOTB cards) and good food stands. But overpriced, mostly.
  • Isabela G.
    Isabela G.April 20, 2015
    Antiques, food
  • Sharon G.
    Sharon GAugust 9, 2011
    Crowded and popular for a reason. Read more
  • The Bombernaut
    The BombernautApril 29, 2010
    I go here to stalk hipster chicks. It's much harder when they're not drunk and giving Hj's in a dive bar bathroom.
  • Gabe A.
    Gabe ANovember 13, 2011
    Eat ALL the things
  • Ezra G.
    Ezra GildesgameAugust 14, 2010
    Bring cash because there's a single atm with a long line and not many nearby.
  • Danny C.
    Danny CarnajeAugust 9, 2014
    Vintage T-shirts
  • Paula B.
    Paula BurleyJuly 9, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cool stuff, great food. Read more
  • Kurt F.
    Kurt FrieseMay 21, 2011
    Try the Pizza Putanesca - Fanfriggintastic
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChanNovember 2, 2011
    pretty expensive for flea market items but it's expensive to be a Hipster.
  • Sean O.
    Sean O'ConnellJuly 2, 2011
    Nice vinyl selection...
  • Kelsey F.
    Kelsey FlittnerOctober 23, 2010
    Check out the SeamlessWeb Giant pastrami sandwich!
  • Frank E.
    Frank EspositoAugust 13, 2011
    Not bad. Didn't buy anything. Some stuff is pretty pricey for a flea market but not a bad way to kill a day.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FivesSeptember 12, 2009
    get the pizza. and the papusas! Get the papusas!!
  • Jennifer D.
    Jennifer DanielMarch 16, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Brooklyn Flea is so precious I fear sharing this secret with foursquare. Then, I realized everyone else knew about it before me. Every booth has something different to offer. Love.
  • Akshay P.
    Akshay PatilJune 6, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get an Iced Chocolate Chai from Nunu Chocolates. Amaaazing.
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingDecember 4, 2010
    Try the Asia Dog
  • Virginia M.
    Virginia MurdochAugust 25, 2013
    A bit too targeted.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SimmsMay 3, 2014
    Need a used bike? Go to Shane.
  • Mathias J.
    Mathias JakobsenMay 17, 2011
    it's all about the FOOD! Read more
  • Rob B.
    Rob BulloughSeptember 4, 2016
    Total shit. Give it a miss
  • Ian B.
    Ian BroughallMay 7, 2010
    Great - fantastic place
  • Niko D.
    Niko DeMordauntJuly 16, 2011
    Get a doughnut. Seriously.
  • Quirine
    QuirineApril 10, 2010
    Try the stroopwafels @ the good batch!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ConneryJuly 20, 2009
    Found some great records (vinyl) here at decent prices.
  • Laren S.
    Laren SpirerJuly 18, 2009
    Ate a Red Hook Lobster Pound lobster roll -- tasty!
  • Zach S.
    Zach SheltonMay 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Chonco's fish tacos are AH-MAZING!
  • Vinmania
    VinmaniaMay 8, 2010
    Scratchbread is fantastic!
  • Sara C.
    Sara ClarkeAugust 12, 2009
    Bought a bike! Probably paid too much, but enh... I bought a bike!
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChingApril 24, 2010
    Come here with Joyce!
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergMay 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Dogs allowed now!
  • ChowMama Stacie B.
    ChowMama Stacie BillisSeptember 26, 2009
    buy some early bird granola!
  • Hobo H.
    Hobo HookahApril 24, 2010
    Don't lose a cell phone-less Ukranian here for one more day.
  • Evan O.
    Evan OrenstenNovember 21, 2009
    Dogs not allowed
  • @funnyturca
    @funnyturcaJanuary 4, 2016
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