Anyone who has ever tried to squeeze through the doors into One Hanson Place to get at the Brooklyn Flea’s food vendors knows that the former bank building can get a wee bit cramped. Apparently the Flea’s organizers are aware of this, too, since they’re planning to move the market to new digs on the Williamsburg waterfront.
Beginning next spring, per New York‘s Daily Intel, the Flea’s Eric Demby and Jon Butler will move the Sunday market to a 40,000-square-foot patch of land next to the odious EDGE condo towers on Kent Avenue between North 6th and 7th streets. The Saturday market will remain on the playground of Fort Greene’s Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School. While the Flea has certainly outgrown the confines of One Hanson, the new location marks one of the savvier changes in scenery we’ve seen in a while, given the market’s predominate demographic. But if this means room for more food vendors, we’re not complaining…
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 16, 2010