Photo by myself at the Brooklyn Flea Market, at One Hanson Place.
This past weekend Mark and I visited the Brooklyn Flea Market at the Williamsburgh Bank Building.
The Williamsburgh Bank is the tallest building in Brooklyn. You can see the building from just about everywhere. The exterior was recently restored, and the upper floors converted into fancy condo apartments. The interiors on the first floor are just incredible.
Light streams through one of the large windows on the mezzanine level.
A starry mosaic covers the arched ceiling of the lobby. Note the delicate iron work in the background.
Many of the original elements are still in the lobby, including tellers windows, light fixtures and the vault door.
Vendors were selling quality vintage clothing, art and furniture. Outside in the parking lot, you can get a host of different foods. There was a roaring pizza oven (!), handmade chocolate and ice cream.
Mark oogled at some of the vintage lamps offered, while I was just astounded by the building. Fortunately for us all, the Brooklyn Flea Market is open every weekend.
For the Brooklyn Flea website, click here.
The Williamsburgh Bank building is located just steps away from the Atlantic/Pacific subway stop in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
City Portraits is an ongoing, once-in-a-while installment featuring parts of New York.
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