I have an eccentric uncle who lived in New York from the 1960s until the year before I moved here. (I try to think of this as a coincidence and not that he was escaping the city of 8 million people before I arrived…although I’m still a bit annoyed he didn’t think about leaving me his unbelievable rent controlled apartment in the West Village. Moving on…) He was an actor/model/partier with fabulous stories of New York during the 60s, 70s, and 80s filled with details I’m sure my parents wouldn’t have wanted him to tell me 😉
Uncle Jim has always had a keen eye for unique and valuable things (he sells his finds up in his small town upstate now), and taught me during my visits to the city (before I moved here) to scope out such items at the various Flea Markets held around the city each weekend. I’ve amassed quite a collection of funky jewelry and art during my outings. So this month I decided to take you along to the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg for my 30 minute adventure — and it literally only took half an hour (it was HOT out)!!!! I ended up only purchasing 2 things: a vintage travel guide to Nova Scotia (where my mom’s side of the family hails from) for $2 and a delicious watermelon-cucumber-mint ice pop for $3.50 (which promptly melted within 3.5 seconds).
Psst! Now that you’ve checked out The Brooklyn Flea with me, go check out my friend Sharleen Stuart’s 30 minutes from down in Florida!