What is it with Brooklyn? Does everyone over there long to be a flea market dealer? Another flea has come to my attention this week: the OLPH $upa Flea Market in Sunset Park. It's been operating for about a year, and you can see how well attended it is by the photo above–sometimes over 100 dealers at a market.
I'm guessing that the "$" in "supa" means value, a place where you'll find a lot of new mixed in with the old. There's probably fewer hipsters selling Danish teak, more middle-aged homeowners hawking their old record collections. The goods run the gamut from collectibles, antiques, jewelry, perfumes, coins, comic books, clothing, shoes, housewares . . . or in the words of the promoter, "NAME IT!"
If that is making you salivate, just wait until you see the Spanish, Italian, Vietnamese, Mexican and Chinese food on hand. And while the hipsters that run the Williamsburg Flea have offered free drinks to lure shoppers, the $upa Flea is offering . . . a blood drive! Now that's value: a place you can not just buy something, but give something, too.
$upa Fleas run roughly once a month. The next is on Sunday, September 27th, 2009. Since their site isn't up yet, if you want to check the schedule, or book a space (they're looking for food vendors, too) contact John G. Connolly Jr., (917) 312-9855, or email SupaFleaMarket09@aol.com.