From historic brownstones and landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge to trendy bars and restaurants, Brooklyn has enough attractions to entertain you for a lifetime, but three days is a good start. Discover Brooklyn’s key sights, visit its worthiest eateries, and even hop over to another borough.
Artists & Fleas
70 North 7th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11217
Housed in a modern warehouse, Williamsburg Artists & Fleas is filled with vendor stalls offering high-quality wares and antique items: from clothes and books to handmade gifts and crafts. Pick your way through hand-fashioned jewelry, peruse antiques, shop vintage clothing, flick through records, enjoy a specialty coffee, and snap up one-of-a-kind artworks and posters, all under one roof and in an upbeat atmosphere.
Stop by Artists & Fleas on weekends to check it out for yourself. Alternatively, visit the marketplace on a tour of its hip Williamsburg neighborhood—combining shopping time at the Artists & Fleas stalls with local food tastings and sightseeing.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Artists & Fleas is a great haunt for vintage-lovers, crafters, fashion fiends, and shopaholics.
Entry to all Artists & Fleas marketplaces, including the flagship Williamsburg marketplace, is free.
All three NYC Artists & Fleas locations are wheelchair- and stroller-friendly.
Be aware there are no public restrooms or other facilities at any of the three markets.
How to Get There
While driving to Artists & Fleas is possible, it’s not recommended due to traffic; instead, it's best reached by public transport. To arrive by subway, take the L to Bedford Avenue—the nearest station; the G to Metropolitan or Nassau Avenue; or the J, M, Z to Marcy Avenue. Other options include the East River Ferry from Manhattan to North Williamsburg, or the B62, B32, or B43 buses.
When to Get There
The Williamsburg marketplace is open Saturdays and Sundays from morning until mid-evening, and it can get busy. To explore at the quietest times, plan to arrive soon after opening. The two other NYC Artists & Fleas locations are open daily: Soho from late morning until mid-evening and Chelsea from mid-morning to late evening Monday through Saturday, closing earlier on Sunday.
Visit Nearby Williamsburg Attractions
Get the most out of your visit to Williamsburg’s Artists & Fleas by allowing time to discover nearby attractions. The area is one of Brooklyn’s trendiest, with indie boutiques, coffee houses, arty shops, and a dine-in movie theater among the haunts. Afterward, head to the nearby North Fifth Street Pier—where the East River ferries dock—its riverside walkway commands expansive views of Manhattan’s skyline.
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