24 June 2012

Summer in the city - Brooklyn Flea

Cute signage made from cardboard. Those crafty carnies!

This dapper gentleman looked calm and cool despite the high 30's heat. What a guy!

Everywhere in New York are the most exquisite pressed tin ceilings. Here are some old ceilings made into artworks. If you're going to New York don't forget to look up.

This was a fabulous stand. Sorry I didn't get a better pic. They are online. Look them up. Great prints on cute kids and adults shirts, dresses and onesies.

Two customers take their loot home on their bikes. Very impressed. They had six fold up chairs and a whole lot of other crap. These are my kind of people. Both had very cool bikes - of course!

These were delicious. We tried the blood orange, which tasted like sherbet, lemon poppyseed and the dulce de leche (caramel). Best one was the lemon poppyseed.

Brooklyn Flea is a mishmash of vintage finds, handmade and a great selection of foodie tents. It was an absolute stinker the Saturday we headed over. I rode from Manhattan over the Williamsburg bridge to this market. It is a little over 7km. It would have been quicker if I took the Brooklyn bridge, but we went to the Smorgasburg over at Williamsburg before we hit this market. Just to give you an idea of our food stamina, keep in mind we had come directly from breakfast at fabulous Balthazar's in Soho and had partaken in an ice cream sandwich and a margarita cake from Smorgasburg. Oh and I had also eaten an apple hand pie from a little market we found in between the Smorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea.

I know, try not to spew! Watch out for the next pics.

Mrs W and I chowing down on a bit of doughnut goodness. This hand to mouth action was a pretty common look for us! Lucky we were walking and biking our bums off otherwise these doughies would have taken up permanent residence on our rear ends! After these doughies, it was time for lunch of course.

Self portrait of me sitting in the gutter out the front of the Brooklyn Flea eating my first hotdog of the trip from Brooklyn Bangers. Gourmet and so classy!

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