Slowly buy surly I am getting through all my New York photos and creating posts on them. Today I’m excited to show you a very cool spot that we ventured out to in Brooklyn called Fort Greene Flea. This market has over 50 vendors set up in a 40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. They describe it as part vintage bazaar, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza. I describe it as the best damn flea market I have ever been too.
You will find an array of antique goodness from clothes to collectables at Greene Fort, but my favourite stall was Dan’s Parents’ House which was chockablock full of childhood treasures from, you guessed it Dan’s parents’ house. Basically Dan and his wife bought his old childhood home from his parents and with it came over 30 years worth of stuff that his folks had collected/hoarded over the years, things people didn’t want to throw away and so left with them and then all his and his brother’s toys from when they were young. How awesome?!
This shop made me so happy, I literally spent a good couple of hours going through everything and it bought back the best memories from when I was a kid. I even bought a couple packs of Garbage Pail Kids, which made me feel like a 10 year old again in the best way. Dan runs everything and he’s a really friendly guy who I’m guessing has a crazy amount of knowledge when it comes to toys. I kind of wish I had chatted to him a bit more, but I was too busy going back in time.
If you ever find yourself near 176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238 on a Saturday, make sure you check Fort Greene Flea out. We also had some really good food there and one of the best chocolate and salted caramel doughnuts I think I have ever stuffed in my face. So go with an empty stomach and plenty of spending money, because there are a lot of cool stalls with a lot of cool stuff to buy. The area itself also has some beautiful buildings and trees etc so a walk through it is also really nice.
Address: 176 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238, United States
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