A Flea Grows In Brooklyn

Ahh the sweet signs of spring in the city – cherry blossoms, birds singing, colorful spring fashion, people on bikes, outdoor dining, exposed flesh soaking up the sun…and the Brookyln Flea opening its outdoor season! You see the Flea – like the rest of us – is forced to spend the winter indoors. Starting this weekend however (and continuing until the weekend of Nov. 19th/20th), the Flea is back in its outdoor home in Ft. Greene on Saturdays, and in a new space on the waterfront in Williamsburg on Sundays. Yes – the Flea is coming to Williamsburg! As a proud resident of the ‘burg and as a huge fan of the Flea, I couldn’t be happier about this. I’ve been riding my bike to the Ft. Greene and (now defunct) DUMBO spaces for the past two years…to buy vintage clothes, furniture, and cool old photography books and magazines…and to eat at the food stalls from Pizza Moto (wood-burning oven pizza), The Loading Dock (fish tacos), and People’s Pops (artisanal popsicles and shave ice). Now I’ll still be riding my bike to the Flea and doing this stuff…it’s just that I won’t have as far to ride. Also, there are much better après Flea options for shopping/brunch/dinner, etc. in Williamsburg and Greenpoint than there are in Ft. Greene and DUMBO – always a good thing on a nice day. Of course I’ll be bringing my camera along with me too – to document all of the cool, casual, boho Flea style. Here now – from my archives – are 25 previously-unseen photos that I shot in and around the Flea last season. Hope u like ‘em! xx

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