Venturing over the river is not something many visitors to Manhattan do and with good reason as it can be hard to get a taxi back again and the trains can be a hairy ride but having taxied over to the Brooklyn Flea market at Kent and North 6th St I discovered a great way to get there.
The Flea market is situated on the banks of the East River with Manhattan views and is right next to the landing stage for the new NY Waterway Ferry service from East 34th St to Brooklyn. As well as the easiest journey you also get a fantastic view of the Manhattan skyline.
The Flea itself is fairly upmarket with vintage traders. lots of food stalls and new small traders making their own merchandise, great for vintage kids chairs, books and toys and also look out for re-worked vintage fabric kids clothes from Dolls and Robots , whacky T-shirts for kids and adults from Gnome Enterprises, and cute soft toys from Kate Durkin.
For those so inclined there is a good selection of animal trophy heads too! Another goos point, it doesn’t start till 10.00am so you don’t have to haul yourself up out of bed too early, in fact I was there at 10.30 and stall holders were still setting up.
Sunday 10am – 5pm Brooklyn Flea, Williamsburg east river water front (btw. N 6th and N 7th) Brooklyn, NY
1970's and 80's Star Wars figures at Brooklyn Flea market
Vintage kids tray and plates at Brooklyn Flea market
Vintage wooden rocking horse at Brooklyn Flea market
Rare Vintage toddler rocker at Brooklyn Flea market
Cute kids 50's / 60's retro seat at Brooklyn Flea market
Modernist kids chairs at Brooklyn Flea market
Vintage children's books for sale at Brooklyn Flea
Vintage block toys at Brooklyn Flea market
Children's fashion by Dolls and Robots, vintage and remade items at Brooklyn Flea
Dolls and Robots details of kids fashion at Brooklyn Flea
Kate Durkin soft kids toys, pillows,and artwork at Brooklyn Flea
Cool T-Shirts from Gnome Enterprises for kids and adults at Brooklyn Flea market
Brilliant views from the NY Waterway Ferry to 34th St pier of Manhattan
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