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Brooklyn Flea first time!

gtvlad Apr 7, 2010 06:49 AM

First time there this Saturday just want to be sure I am going to the right place as it is outside now. Need correct outdoor address, also is any parking available, problem with bringing a dog and any other suggestions for first timers???

Brooklyn Flea
176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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    Glendale is hungry RE: gtvlad Apr 7, 2010 08:25 AM

    Hi gtvlad,

    It's on Lafayette between Clermont and Vanderbilt. The main entrance is on Lafayette. If you get there shortly after it opens in the AM, on-street parking is quite doable if you're willing to walk a couple of blocks.

    Don't know about the canine situation but I imagine some other Chowhounders are hound-centric and can woof in with helpful advice.

    For food, if I recall correctly, the pupusas booth is VERY popular and there are a number of other good chow places (baked goods, etc.) as well. These are over at a back corner of the lot by the school.

    Also, sprinkled throughout the center of the flea itself are a few artisanal places selling their wares that offer free samples of things like cookies, chocolate, juice, etc.

    I love the Flea! Have a blast!


    Glendale is hungry...

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      fleaster RE: gtvlad Apr 7, 2010 12:09 PM

      Yes, Saturdays in Fort Greene at the address you have. Also Sundays at One Hanson, in the Williamsburg Savings Bank—now with outdoor food vendors in the back parking lot.

      Street parking Saturdays: yes. Dogs: yes, which is new this year.

      Come hungry!

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        Mike R. RE: gtvlad Apr 8, 2010 05:01 AM

        Don't leave without buying the fresh ricotta-prosciutto on Sullivan Street-type bread...you'll find it totally satisfying.

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          foodismylife RE: gtvlad Apr 8, 2010 08:11 AM

          triple check re the mutts, last year i had to hold mine.
          all the other comments are spot on, particularly the fresh ricott.
          The flea rocks and one of the truly wonderful things about nyc
          mexican food papusas are iffy, make sure they are truly hot.

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            CornflakeGirl RE: gtvlad Apr 8, 2010 06:53 PM

            If you're feeling adventurous check out the Greenpoint Food Market!


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              alsmith RE: gtvlad Sep 5, 2010 08:49 AM

              don't try going there if your disabled i'm in a wheelchair and it was a nightmare, I hope they will get this together after reading this, and by the way what ever happened to the public assembly code? I use to work for the city and this place was way over crowded,

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