We planned a full Saturday including the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Unfortunately we didn’t plan on the MTA playing havoc with the Q train, and ending up at the Garden, long after the free entry was up.
Disappointed, we made our way to the flagship location of the Brooklyn Flea, a short drive away. The Fort Greene location features almost a hundred and fifty vendors . The 40,000-square-foot schoolyard at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School is part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza.
With various pop up stores and pretty knick knacks, it’s well worth a visit. Check out this huge tent in the middle of it all- Dan’s Parent’s House- for a beautiful blast from the past, and the Lego collection and figures for sale, a few tables away. The shaved ice- is glorious on a hot summer’s day.
Please note that the market is on till November and moves indoors during the winter months, but that really shouldn’t deter you.
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Hi Anthea, I am so glad I have found your blog! I am coming to New York with 3 girlfriends in mid-October for 4 days. Do you have a top ten of things we should do? We love eating, theatre, walking and museums, not particularly keen on shopping! I’d love your thoughts. Thanks, Fiona
Hi Fiona! Love your message! You will love New York in October, cuz it won’t be as crowded and the weather is lovely! Yay you’re like me- someone who doesn’t like shopping! There are so many touristy things to do… But honestly it’s all pick n choose… You’ve however inspired me to write a post on my top 10 things to do in the city! N yes…. A show on Broadway is a must do.. Keep checking telecharge- they usually have offers ( but not on the best plays)- also weekday afternoons r the cheapest bets!