Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Flea


There is really no good way to describe The Brooklyn Flea. At one point, I think I called it one of most well curated Garage Sales in the borough. But even that does not do it justice.


There is really no good way to describe The Brooklyn Flea. At one point, I think I called it one of most well curated Garage Sales in the borough. But even that does not do it justice.

There are food vendors from Red Hook (read: Hispanic) that serve up a taco the size of my head. Vendors selling post cards from the 1800 and 1900s that are worth hundreds of dollars. Vendors selling old things from their basements and classic antiques right next to one another. There are hippies selling clothing they wove from hemp or some other organic product, and hipsters pushing old vinyl records.

I was there with my partner in crime selling Heart of Brooklyn and its free shuttle from the Flea at a High School in North-central Brooklyn to the Museums not to far from my apartment.

More importantly, while there was lots of food, music and people watching, the highlight of the whole trip came when I discovered the guy selling Mangos on a stick. Not just regualr old mangos, but as he called then "Mangos Egiante"

I'll let you be the judge of that. But it was Egiante delicious. Or something like that.


More photos from the flea here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Kinda like Super Flea - only without the building!!!

Sportster
...northeast brooklyn - cool!

Dollar Van Demos said...

those are really really delicious. so are the coconuts if you find 'em.