BROOKLYN — After five years in Williamsburg, the Sunday Brooklyn Flea will open in DUMBO next month, according to its organizers.
The popular flea market returns to DUMBO at the Pearl Plaza under the Manhattan Bridge Archway on April 3. The space will be smaller, so the market will only be able to fit 75 vendors, compared to the 110 to 120 it could hold in its Williamsburg location, according to Eric Demby, co-founder of Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg and Berg’n.
“There just won’t be room for everyone; it’s a much smaller area," Demby said. “We have a pretty stable core of vendors, so a lot of those folks will all be in Fort Greene on Saturday and then DUMBO on Sundays."
The flea was held in various locations in Brooklyn since opening in 2008. It was previously in several spots in DUMBO between 2009 and 2011 before settling in Williamsburg. But the move was a long time coming, explained Demby, as the Williamsburg location at 50 Kent Ave. is in the midst of being incorporated into Bushwick Inlet Park, Demby said.
“We’re like a nomadic tribe of DUMBO, in a way,” he said.
The Saturday Smorgasburg food market will remain at East River State Park and opens April 2. Sunday Smorgasburg will reopen in Prospect Park on April 3, according to the organizers.
The Brooklyn Flea will be open every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.