a trip to the brooklyn flea.

just like i did last saturday, we’re hopping on the subway and heading over to brooklyn. from the subway, you stroll through beautiful tree-lined streets and rows of old brownstones until you find yourself at the brooklyn flea. it’s not huge, but it makes up for its size with an array of lovely vintage and handmade wares, served up with some yummy freshly made food and drink.

it’s bright and sunny when you come up from the subway, and the walk to the flea market is almost as much fun as getting there. pops of great graffiti and wall art, fluttering banners against a bright blue sky, and lots of history to remind you you’re still in new york.

this is my kind of breakfast. grab a slice of toast drizzled with olive oil, herbs and fresh sea salt from scratchbread; or try a bacon maple cupcake from kumquat cupcakery. yum.

and, if you’re lucky, you might just run into the lovely artist claudia pearson, and swoop up one of her great prints, like we live in brooklyn baby, or a tea towel, like i did.

time to go…but the leisurely walk back towards the subway is just as sweet. don’t forget to stop and look around you. you never know what might catch your eye.

31 Responses to “a trip to the brooklyn flea.”
  1. Nadine says:

    I love going to flea markets on the weekend!!

  2. angie says:

    ahh, my favorite market on the weekends! it reminds me of the market i recently went to in hayes valley. did you miss the smorgasburg? it was amazing!

  3. dawn says:

    definitely going to hit that up next time i’m in nyc!

  4. jodi says:

    can you believe i *still* haven’t been to the flea? i don’t know what’s wrong with me.

  5. Danielle Schor says:

    No Joke- I was there the SAME day as you and I have some of the same exact pictures as you on my instagram.

    this is freaking me out.


  6. I went for the first time last Saturday too :)

  7. anka says:

    Oh, how I love those vintage typewriters…

  8. Amy says:

    what fun, I wish wish wish we had something like this here.

  9. jamie says:

    ahhhhhhh. i was in ny in august and my only goal was to go to the brooklyn flea. it was amazing. i loved every minute of it and can’t WAIT to get back. gorgeous photos!

  10. Meredith says:

    love all of these pictures! looks like a fun day!!! my wallet will be empty if i ever get to go!

  11. Cathy Jean says:

    I’m with everyone on your last post= I want to go to New York now! You are an awesome photographer. The images are so saturated with color and life.
    The $1.00 toast is so cool.

  12. victoria says:

    angie – we did miss the smorgasburg. we got kinda lost in brooklyn! ;)

    danielle – that’s funny, i’d love to see them.

    i’m glad you liked the pics, everyone. i liked how they came out too, they captured the day pretty well!

  13. angie says:

    beautiful photos, victoria! i love flea markets, too.

  14. Oh, man! I need to go there! Your photos are always so amazing… And a trivial side note: thanks for changing the font on your site! Courier is so hard to read on my computer ;)

  15. kristin says:

    oh my gosh i want to live in Brooklyn so very bad.

  16. Shari says:

    You’ve convinced me. I’m going!!

    Great pictures, by the way!

  17. Sigh, the Brooklyn Flea is amazing. I’ve only ever been during the winter months when it is in the Williamsburg Bank. Are Porchetta and The Milk Bar also at the outdoor one? If so, you must go! Best food vendors there!

  18. Ranu says:

    Love this post! You beat me to Brooklyn Flea and I live in NYC, I’ve got to get there asap! Your pictures are definitely helping the cause. Those cupcakes look delish! Great post, beautiful photos!

  19. Michelle says:

    what great photos of my neighborhood! Love them! I can’t go one Saturday without stopping at The Flea for at least a snack.

  20. Michelle says:

    oh , and if you are taking another trip to the flea this weekend – I’m selling stoop sale stuff there to raise money for Relay For Life – come stop by!

  21. Seema says:

    Love it- I’m craving NYC now :)

  22. cindy says:

    we love brooklyn flea and your pics!

  23. What brilliant shots. They jump from the page. Oh I crave for a US flea market. Such interesting things. We used to go to one in NYC but when we returned for a holiday in 2007 we were so disappointed that the area had been developed. They’ve obviously moved further afield now. Love the bikes, the bags, the clocks and the divine pink fire hydrant (and the flags of course). Pruxxx

  24. Katz NYC says:

    I can’t believe I haven’t gone here either. I better fix this by the end of this summer. Same thing with Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

  25. neala says:

    beautiful photos! the brooklyn flea is magical!

  26. LOVE your Brooklyn Flea Market chronicles – really great pics. I want those maple bacon cupcakes now!

  27. Fabulous shots of the market – colors bright enough to incite photography envy :) I can’t wait for our local flea coming in June.

  28. Kristina says:

    This is so cool, I am loving all of those pictures, they are beautiful! And this flea market is one of the best I have ever seen. This is definitely on my to-go list next time I am in NYC!!

  29. michele says:

    Love the Brooklyn Flea!!

  30. Linda says:

    your photos are absolutely beautiful and they make me want to fly straight to the big apple to shop and eat and ride my bicycle in the sunshine :)

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