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The Williamsburg edition of the Brooklyn Flea is only moving next door, but it's enough to ruffle a few local feathers. The weekend market's new home at the East River State Park has some Williamsburgers feeling robbed of green space, DNAInfo reports. The Flea will actually only take up about an eighth of the park's space, and will be confined to the concrete portions of the park, which officials admit is underutilized.

Suggested use of "the neighborhood is changing" aggravation: the recently announced Domino Sugar Factory facelift. While the plan will boast plenty of green space, it will come along with 2,200 apartments and enough waterfront features in ensure a mindblowing influx of weekenders. The renderings note a flea market space in the Central Plaza, as well, so maybe those frustrated with the weekend loss of the East River State Park will get that back. But the Domino project probably won't get off the ground til 2014 at the earliest and is expected to take ten years to complete. Rest in peace, quiet park days.
· Brooklyn Flea to Rob Williamsburg of Park Space, Locals Worry [DNAInfo]
· Two Trees' SHoP-Designed Domino Development, REVEALED! [Curbed NY]
· The Williamsburg Brooklyn Flea is Moving... Next Door [Racked NY]

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