Following Artists & Fleas footsteps, Brooklyn Flea—one of New York’s best flea markets—is opening a new outpost in…Soho? Go figure! The Kings County bazaar has undergone several changes over the last few years from opening an outpost in Dumbo in 2016 to closing of its beloved Williamsburg location earlier this spring. (And we all know change is inevitable, right?) However, this piece of news is the most surprising we’ve seen as of yet.
Starting this weekend, the normally alfresco market is heading indoors for the summer at 100 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. As per usual, there will be 60 vendors hawking a bevy of merchandise, including vintage, antiques, jewelry, handmade goods and gifts. (The flea is open both Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm.)
This is great news for Manhattanites (and the brave souls who dare to shop in one of the busiest retail destinations in the city). But Brooklyn dwellers have every right to be a bit perplexed. Fret not, flea fans—there’s still the Dumbo outpost open on Sundays, as well as Smorgasburg in Williamsburg (Sat) and Prospect Park (Sun).