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Apr 7, 2010 06:49 AM

Brooklyn Flea first time!

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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  1. 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...

    1. 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!

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

        1. 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.

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