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Coney Island Flea: Not So Upscale

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Developer Thor Equities promised that this summer's Coney Island flea market would be better than 2009's depressing version, but local blog Amusing the Zillion reports limited improvement. "It was depressing to see miscellaneous items arrayed in rows of cardboard boxes—tape measures, sharpies, notebooks, cleaning brushes, sandals, toys, balls, what have you," blogger Tricia Vita writes of this weekend's opening. She didn't spot any of the forecasted "upscale retail" (which never made much sense in a flea setting, anyway), but she did note a small, damp petting zoo. [Amusing the Zillion; Previously]