The Brooklyn Flea to expand to Manhattan, Philadelphia
New outposts of the Kings County attraction are set to open outside of Brooklyn this summer.
Wed Apr 17 2013
Photograph: Michael Kirby
Pretty soon, the name "Brooklyn Flea" will be something of a misnomer: This summer, the food-and-shopping destination will expand its reach beyond Brooklyn's borders to Manhattan and Philadelphia. DNA Info reported this afternoon that a food-focused outpost of the Brooklyn Flea will arrive at South Street Seaport on Memorial Day weekend, with anywhere between five to eight vendors operating at a large food court both during the week and on weekends. (There'll also be a bar built atop shipping containers on Fulton Street.)
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This comes only a couple of days after the Flea announced that it would be opening a Philadelphia offshoot, which opens June 2 (and yes, it'll still be called Brooklyn Flea). The two new markets join the existing Flea ventures: two Smorgasburg outposts; the original Flea in Fort Greene; the Williamsburg market in East River Park; and the holiday market in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower. Phew.