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With less than two weeks to go until opening weekend on April 6th, Jonathan Butler and Eric Demby's Brooklyn Flea is getting a lot of buzz in the local press. Yesterday, New York Magazine devoted a lengthy spread to the Flea, and today, the New York Daily News spills ink on the open-air market. We can't help but be excited as well—this is the largest flea market to ever open in Brooklyn we're talking about (note: according to the NYDN, that is). As launch day draws near, it's clear that Demby and Butler, who runs real estate blog Brownstoner, have done a good job in getting the word out: according to the Daily News piece more than 600 vendors have expressed interest in the Flea; only 200 vendors will fit on the lot, so offerings will rotate from week to week. What's interesting about the market, and what will also probably help it succeed (aside from the massive outpouring of local support and sheer diversity of goods available), are the excellent food vendors Demby and Butler have rounded up. Expect to find treats from businesses like Choice Market, Wafels + Dinges, Kumquat Cupcakery and Salvatore Bklyn Ricotta. Less than two weeks!
· Colossal flea market grabs Fort Greene [NY Daily News]
· Looking Ahead: A Peek at the Brooklyn Flea Vendor List [Racked]
· Worthy Causes: Brooklyn Flea Wants More Vendors [Racked]
· Come Spring, Fort Greene To Be Flea-Ridden [Racked]