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Williamsburg already has Artist & Fleas, Brooklyn Flea, and the foodie Smorgasburg on Saturdays, but by the end of the month the neighborhood will be getting one more crafty, hipster-driven market. The Northside Market will be the newest addition to the fleas, asking this very important question: In a given few-block radius, how many flea markets are too many flea markets?
The site will set up in the former Edge condo sales offices along Kent Ave on June 25, and will be composed of about 30 clothing, jewelry, and food vendors. Most of the designers featured have work available on Etsy (surprise) or the Renegade Craft Fare, and there's even a Hawaiian shave ice seller, which sounds like it's a fancy version of sno-cones.
Broker Alex Sussman says that the neighboring markets won't necessarily be Northside's competition, because they're going to be different from the rest: "We're going to keep it to the new, homemade, and handmade as opposed to vintage items — and if we do vintage, it will be more reworked pieces, not second-hand items." Well, there you have it.
· A new crafts market makes it official — Williamsburg is overrun with Fleas [Brooklyn Paper]
· Northside Market [Official Site]