Living in NYC – At the Brooklyn Flea Market
No journey without visiting some markets!
It was one of these last sunny days on a weekend in Autumn you are craving for, facing a hard and cold winter very soon. What a great coincidence, because it happened to be officially the last day the Brooklyn Flea Market was outside, under the open sky. So we had to seize the opportunity and hop once again on the train for a ride to the arty DUMBO area. A prospering part of the city I described in one of my recent posts.
I have to admit that my enthusiasm for all kinds of flea markets has slightly decreased over the past years. However, we have been to this particular one before. It so happened that we went there during our last trip to NYC. Which was in the colder winter months, and so we saw the whole event inside. I had good memories of it. Long story short – this time we had to see the summer version outside.
Of course I had to try one of the brilliant American homemade lemonades (which are luckily offered more and more in Europe too) and I was curious about the foodie-stuff anyways. Apart from that the only thing left to do was enjoying the scenery and crowd, which was less strainedly cool (as in so many German cities on such events) or „hipsterious“ artificial as expected.
Please don’t get me wrong – I love the so called „hipster“-style, but I like people being relaxed and taking fashion issues less seriously. Not being arrogant is the new cool. Just my two cents.
I am glad to hear about some other flea market suggestions.
So please don’t hesitate and come forward with your suggestions. Share your advices about good spots and hidden places.
Anyways – I hope you enjoy the pics.