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Is it way, way too early to start getting excited for the open-air Brooklyn Flea market that's coming to Fort Greene in April? Earlier today, we posted an item about how the market is still looking for vendors; now, we've got our hands on a partial list of the merchants that have already signed on. In addition to the names mentioned a month back, some of the notables are: Denise Carbonell, a quilt, mobile, and crafts artist who for 20 years had a shop at Stanton & Suffolk on the LES (she's opening a new boutique, Metal and Thread, in Red Hook soon); Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta, fresh ricotta made by two women, one a sous chef at Lunetta; and Demolition Depot, a Harlem-based architectural salvage dealer. Space for markets like this is drying up in Manhattan, but Brooklyn's got room to spare. For now, at least.
· Worthy Causes: Brooklyn Flea Wants More Vendors [Racked]
· Come Spring, Fort Greene To Be Flea-Ridden [Racked]