Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

by Caitlin Dover, 10/16/2013

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  • Brooklyn Flea
    Sure, Fort Greene has BAM and Clinton Hill has Pratt Institute, but the most famous institution in the area today may well be the Brooklyn Flea. The weekly market, which launched in 2008 in the playground of Fort Greene's Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, now has multiple locations and has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to The Martha Stewart Show. The original site is still a summer mainstay; every Saturday, from April to Thanksgiving, you can join throngs of happy browsers seeking that just-right vintage purse, streamlined cocktail shaker or handcrafted bracelet. Visitors also flock for the food. From wood-fired pizza to kimchi-laced hot dogs, the Flea's vendors provide enough treats to keep any true foodie sampling for hours. With a watermelon agua fresca in hand from one of the famed Latin American stands, you'll be ready to make the most of a hot July afternoon. The Flea has a way of making chilly winter days better too: between Thanksgiving and March, the market heads indoors (location to be announced), making for a natural place to get some holiday shopping done—and maybe have a hot drink and a doughnut along the way. 

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