After a Mixed Bag Online, Brooklyn Flea’s Vendors Return to Dumbo
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After a Mixed Bag Online, Brooklyn Flea’s Vendors Return to Dumbo

(Photo: Alexis Bates)

The pop-tents started going up around 10am on September 19th, shaded by the iconic archway of the Manhattan Bridge. Brunch customers spilled out onto the sidewalk in Dumbo, chatting in Australian and French accents and ordering flat whites, French toast, and pulpy mimosas. There was an auspicious sense of normalcy in the chilly, riverside air on that first day that the Brooklyn Flea reopened since the coronavirus ravaged New York.

“It’s been horrible,” Monica Minier, owner of Iki Kimono NYC, said of the past six months. “Everyone had to scramble to sort of learn how to make money without the markets.”

Her wares are eye-catching and her selection gigantic. Printed kimonos cover the stone wall behind the booth, embroidered kimonos extend past its…

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