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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