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Published December 11th 2009
The Brooklyn Flea is crossing the bridge.

The popular market, located the majority of the year at two neighborhoods in, predictably, Brooklyn, is branching out into Manhattan for the holidays.

Now through December 24, the flea is offering Gifted, a holiday market located at the old Tower Records Annex in the East Village.

The space will be home to about 50 vendors, and, unlike its Brooklyn locations, will be open five days a week: on the weekends, as well as Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

A refreshing alternative to big box stores as you shop for the perfect gift for your family and friends, the market will provide unique wares from designers like Lotta Jansdotter to Lacroix vintage jewelry and even home beermaking kits (tubs excluded).

Need some help? Lucky magazine will be doing a rotating Curated Corner during the month, featuring their top picks for designers and makers. Sweet.

Meanwhile this month, the signature flea can still be found in Brooklyn, though moves from its outdoor locations indoors to 81 Front St. in DUMBO starting December 5, open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through March.

Then, during the spring and summer, it's back to the
great outdoors, to its locations at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School (176 Lafayette Ave.) in Fort Greene, where over 150 vendors crowd the school's outdoor track every Saturday, and under the Brooklyn Bridge (22 Water St.) in DUMBO, featuring over 100 vendors, similar to those you'd find at the Fort Greene flea, converging every Sunday.

For now, take advantage of the Brooklyn Flea's travel bug as it reaches out into Manhattan just for this holiday shopping season. And who knows, maybe you'll even find something for yourself.
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Why? It's Brooklyn's coolest finds, in Manhattan
When: Wednesday noon to 9 pm; Thursday noon to 8 pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 8 pm; Sunday noon to 7 pm
Where: 20 E. 4th Street
Cost: Free to enter
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