DeKalb Market, Downtown Brooklyn’s best (and only) outdoor container market, came roaring back into business this past weekend with its Spring Weekender Event drawing incredible crowds. In addition to the usual tasty foods and artistic goods, DeKalb got off on the right foot for the season with a petting zoo, a live band, and $1 mimosas if you arrived early!
So perhaps you’ve all noticed that Brooklyn has become something of a mecca for independent markets and outdoor social events. The trend continues with the recent opening of DeKalb Market, an outdoor arrangement of shipping containers that have been re-purposed to host both food and retail vendors.
The first thing you’re probably asking is “What makes DeKalb Market different from Brooklyn Flea or Northside Market or the GreenMarket or a boat show?” Well I’ll tell you. First of all, there are no boats at DeKalb Market. Secondofly, DeKalb Market is largely made out of old shipping containers, making it weatherproof while also providing spells of air conditioning, and promoting the re-use of old junk. Recycling!