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Summer Sundays at the Piazza's Brooklyn Flea

Friday, June 7, 2013
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The sun was surely shining at the first Brooklyn Flea of the season. Photo by Eric Demby

I'm assuming you heard back in February of this year that New York real estate investor (and Ivanka Trump's husband) Jared Kushner purchased the controlling entity of the Piazza at Schmidt's, the Northern Liberties mixed-use development, from Bart Blatstein.

So, it makes sense that on June 2, Trump promoted the city of brotherly love with pictures posted to Instagram and Twitter. Her husband's new endeavor, the Brooklyn Flea at the Piazza, is basically identical to the Brooklyn Fleas in the Fort Greene and Williamsburg sections of Brooklyn.  There are around 100 vendors selling antiques and repurposed furniture, collectables, vintage clothing, jewelry, art and crafts. Of course, no market is complete without food —Brooklyn Flea has trucks like Nomad Pizza, Lil' Pop Shop, Joe Coffee, The Bent Spoon and other local yummies.

"We thought opening day was just wonderful: a smooth operation start to finish, folks of all ages and backgrounds at their first Flea, such amazing finds of all kinds, delicious food, and Questlove headlining a day of folks gettin' down in the sunshine to Okayplayer tunes," said Eric Demby, the event's co-founder. "We all felt so proud that Philly was the first place we've had that Flea feeling outside of New York!" 

A promising sign of success was the overflowing crowd of people and the "sold" stickers on big-ticket items. I scored two wooden and canvas chairs from Three Potato Four, a popular vendor who will recently closed their brick and mortar shop and will only be selling to the public at this market.

If you missed this past Sunday's flea, you missed a good one, but keep your impulse buying powder dry — Brooklyn Flea will be happening at the Piazza every Sunday throughout the summer.

Every Sunday

The Piazza at Schmidt's
1050 N. Hancock St., Northern Liberties
Philadelphia, PA 19123
10 a.m. - 5 p.m., rain or shine


Summer Fun,

Stephanie
The Bubbi Project

P.S. If you're flea market hopping on Sunday, be sure to check out the Clover Market in Ardmore!

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