The Brooklyn Flea moved indoors to Skylight One Hanson, the new high-end event space at One Hanson Place in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.The nearly two-year-old vendor marketplace will occupy 20,000 square feet of ground floor and basement space in the former landmark Williamsburg Savings Bank Building every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next 11 weekends, until the Flea moves back outdoors in the spring. Dozens of vendors will offer a variety of items ranging from antiques and vintage furniture to artisanal chocolates, clothing and jewelry.
Deemed an historic landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, One Hanson’s 85-year-old bank hall will remain unaltered for the Brooklyn Flea term. Vendors will present their merchandise at teller windows, banking kiosks, secret rooms, and even the former vault located within the landmark space that features 63-foot vaulted ceilings, giant stained-glass windows, an impressive 40-foot mosaic of New York as a Dutch colony and ornate Art Deco details.
One Hanson’s proximity to 10 different subway lines and the LIRR will provide easy access for visitors from across the region.
As part of their new relationship with Brooklyn Flea, Skylight One Hanson has undertaken several initiatives to engage the public in the history of the local community.