Thursday, 28 February 2013

Brooklyn Flea & Other Brooklyn Gems

1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn
I have just had the great good fortune of taking a trip to New York which was totally cool!  My first port of call was Brooklyn Flea.  

Take the subway from Manhattan to Layfayette Ave (line A or C)

 


and proceed to 1 Hanson Place where the fleamarket is housed in winter.  This is in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower building which just happens to be the second tallest building in Brooklyn - so it's quite easy to spot!  It was built in 1927 and is 34 storeys high (512 feet or 156 m) but best of all it has one of the biggest 4 sided clocks in the world on the tower.  Each face is 27 feet (8.2 m) in diameter.  You can see it best from a distance.

Inside Brooklyn Flea


The fleamarket is on the ground, first floor and basement.  Needless to say it was packed and was host to both vintiques and modern prints and crafts.  

Here's just a flavour ...


Catskill Coydog Vintage








The Gifted Putterer







I was compelled to make a few purchases (fab hab & prints) but overall exerted supreme self control!


 Claudia Pearson Illustration





After the Flea head over to the local bookshop on Fulton Street


 





which is just across from Cafe Layfayette - good for lunch














And don't forget you get some really good views of Manhattan from Brooklyn and you can walk back across the Brooklyn Bridge ...

watch out for the fish though ...




So here's the links:
http://www.brooklynflea.com/
http://coydogvintage.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGiftedPutterer
http://claudiapearsonillustration.blogspot.co.uk/
greenlightbookstore.com/
www.99cafelafayette.com

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