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After two years at the foot of the Edge, a luxury residence on the waterfront, the Williamsburg edition of the Brooklyn Flea has found a new home. But they aren't going far—just literally next door to the East River State Park. Apparently, the space at the Edge was the halted site of an upcoming 40-story apartment tower, and now it's for sale. Instead of hanging in limbo, the Brooklyn Flea guys decided to strike a deal with the neighboring park.
"We've been fantasizing about the ERSP location for a long time—before we even put up our tent poles at the Edge—but the fact that the Edge plot is currently on the market was the impetus to sit down and work out a deal with State Parks," Jonathan Butler, co-founder of the Flea, told Crain's via e-mail.
He furthered that both locations are prime, and that it was important that they keep the market in Williamsburg. The Brooklyn Flea, and it's food component Smorgasburg, will re-open in April.
· Brooklyn Flea to alight on new site [Crain's]
· The Brooklyn Flea [Official Website]
· All Brooklyn Flea coverage [Racked NY]