East River waterfront view
Over 250 vendors of antiques, home made goods, decor, vintage clothes, jewelry, etc…
My Brooklyn Flea finds: a graphic tee from Live Poultry, a couple sunnies from one of the many vintage inspired eyewear vendors, and an adjustable “double triangle ring” from Birdhouse Jewelry on my middle finger shown here. (The evil eye and sideway cross skinny rings were purchased at YamakNY on Bleecker St. in Manhattan)
Spotted this amazing vibrant street art on the way out and had to get a shot in front of it.
Last week le husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in New York for a few days. Inspired by one of my HBO faves, GIRLS - I totally wanted to check out the Brooklyn scene so we booked a cute apartment (via Airbnb) in hipster town a.k.a Clinton Hill, the home of the artsy Pratt Institute. We’ve been to Manhattan before, the big city is great but “living like a local” in Brooklyn was definitely a ton of fun!
Despite staying out late from an underground art and music event the night before, we managed to get up fairly early on a Sunday to spend the day at the Brooklyn Flea. It was just before noon and the sun was a little intense when we got there. As we approached the cluster of white tents and the crowd – I was immensely overwhelmed with excitement! I literally didn’t know where to begin, everything in sight was grabbing my attention. My primary objective was to find an oversized distressed vintage denim vest and a pair of short-talls, shockingly I had no such luck. But I was still able to score some cute things and the best part was the majority of the vendors accepted debit/credit cards.
Overall it was absolutely worth the trek, it’s a goldmine for thrifters, antique decor enthusiasts, jewelry collectors and foodies especially but bottom-line it was impossible to leave that place empty handed. So, if you enjoy shopping, eating and people watching then next time you’re in New York – plan a day in Brooklyn for the culture and the ultimate flea market experience! Click here for more information.
*I just got Instagram! You can see more pics from NYC here.