Dekalb Market

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DeKalb Market
Downtown Brooklyn
Calling all foodies and fashionistas: Grab your wallet and skedaddle over to this much-anticipated marketplace, which is a triumvirate of food, retail and eco-minded sustainability projects. The bazaar’s 22 vendors are showcasing their goods in brightly painted, repurposed shipping containers that serve as retail outlets and restaurants. Support local businesses and art foundations, like the Pratt Design Incubator, which is shilling Holstee recycled wallets ($25) and Alder printed silk scarves ($144). Chomp on Mazie’s Bites crispy fried-fish tacos (two for $10) or Cuzin’s Duzin three-piece mini doughnut samplers ($1), then slip into Honeysuckle and Hearts vintage gems, including a 1970s lace maxidress ($98) and a pink long-sleeved romper ($45). Try on a few pairs of YakBlak’s restored vintage eyeglasses ($120–$200) before you prowl through Daga Antiques for handmade silver-and-stone necklaces ($20–$250) and Pauline Trigère heirloom gold-link belts ($400). Dekalb Market’s extensive one-acre property is also home to Dekalb Farm, and while the locally grown fruits and veggies from the Brooklyn Grange and Newton Farm Cooperative are sadly not for sale, you can learn how to cultivate your own produce at 3rd Ward’s free monthly workshop on urban agriculture.
Venue name: Dekalb Market
Address: 138 Willoughby St
Cross street: at Flatbush Ave Ext
Opening hours: Daily 8am–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, Q, R to DeKalb Ave
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