08/08/16 3:15pm
A lit Redd Eyess show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar's former space on Banker St.  Photo via Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

A lit Redd Eyess show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s former space on Banker St. Photo via Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

In June of 2015, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar was forced out of its warehouse space on 165 Banker St. in Greenpoint and replaced by BMW. It’s another in a long list of Brooklyn venues that have closed in the past few years, displaced by rising rents and new corporate tenants. They were able to make the most of it by opening the Riis Park Beach Bazaar as a seasonal outdoor flea market with live music and a food court.

But now, they get another shot at Greenpoint: Gothamist reports that they’ve found a new home in the Polonaise Terrace, the three-story Polish banquet hall on Greenpoint Avenue, which opens Sept. 9. Now known as just Brooklyn Bazaar, the three-story space will be larger than the original, which means more amenities, and it will be open seven days a week too.  (more…)

05/22/15 9:11am

Miss this and you’re gonna be just another sucker MC

1. Say an appropriately loud last goodbye to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar in Greenpoint with Perfect Pussy and friends. (Saturday, FREE)

2. Browse great wares while listening to live tunes and stories at South Slope’s newest flea market at Mary’s Bar. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

3. Try on some gently used gentlemanly attire at the Lesbian Herstory Archives Boots & Bowties clothing swap. (Saturday, $20 or less with donations) (more…)

05/11/15 1:54pm
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What would Robert Moses think? Ha ha, who cares! via Flickr user Salon NYC

Well, here it is, your classic bad news/good news post. First, the bad news: the Brooklyn Night Bazaar will no longer be providing free shopping and concerts in Greenpoint, as their landlord is giving them the boot. The good news: the Brooklyn Night Bazaar is just rolling with it and riding a wave down to Rockaway, where they’ll be providing food, concerts and beer all season. Summer taketh away and summer giveth. (more…)

10/27/14 1:54pm
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The Brooklyn Night Bazaar? is just one of the markets where you can make a little cash this holiday season. via Facebook

Twas the night before Halloween, and you remembered Christmas is just around the corner… For retailers, at least.

It’s never too early to be thinking of the winter holidays. Because, presents.  But if you want to turn that bundle of yarn stuffed under your bed (note to self) into some cash, get crafting, because it’s time to work on your holiday market inventory! Never sold your pom-pom cowls before? Never fear. Brokelyn will try and help you vend your cool crafts to the Brooklynites who appreciate your creativity at upcoming holiday markets. (more…)

04/02/14 3:23pm
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When you want chaos to reign at your wedding, getting a wedding photographer from the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo. via Facebook

Getting married any time soon? What a bummer for you. Or we think it’s a bummer, we don’t know, we get all of our relationship exposure from sitcoms. Either way, just because you’re getting married, it doesn’t mean you need to do the same old crap that everyone else does, nor does it mean you need to give things over to a wedding planner who physically strikes you for not knowing an appetizer fork from a main course fork. And you won’t have to do that if you check out the Toasted Brooklyn Wedding Expo next Sunday, April 13, at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. (more…)

03/17/14 11:37am
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That car goes through a hell of a lot of shit

1. It’s St. Patrick’s Day, so you might as well drink. And if you might as well drink, you might as well do it while listening to Irish rock and roll at the Way Station (Monday)

2. Speaking of Irish rock and roll, The Vaderbilt is screening The Commitments and will have corned beef and cabbage on the menu (Monday)

3. Times obit columnist Bruce Weber rode his damn bike all the way across America, so the least you can do is take the short trip to BookCourt to hear him talk about it (Tuesday)  (more…)

02/13/14 1:24pm
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A Brooklyn Night Bazaar SuperPass will allow you to play free mini-golf, but don’t let the competitiveness ruin your date night. via Facebook

Whether you’re in a highly dysfunctional relationship, pissed that you’re single, or (gasp!) happily dating get your head in the game this Valentine’s Day, there’s a lot of cool stuff going on. Yes, some of it revolves around gushy love stuff or lonely angst, but hey, nothing’s perfect. Skip the Groupon prix fixe dinner in Midtown and check out some of these Valentine’s alternatives:


12/20/13 3:24pm
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Who cares about seeing your family when you can hang out with the nice young men of the So So Glos. via Facebook

If you’re a delusional millennial like me, then your big fat paycheck from the coffee house and free lunch from your internship just isn’t going to cut the mustard when it comes to meeting the travel expenses involved in getting home to see your family this week. Living this Brooklyn dream costs and between your rent, Netflix, and conference room rental for your (now sadly doomed) “Keep the Isles Out of Brooklyn” committee, this time of year can be a bit of a bummer when you can’t see your family.

But you know what? Home with the family and your hometown friends is all well and good for about three hours until you’re reminded of why the hell you got out of that burg in the first place: same conversations leading to the same arguments and the same idiot yelling abuse at you from the same car they drove when they were 17. Only now your beard or vintage style is probably award winning. On that note, here’s a couple fun things to do this week while everyone else has upped sticks back to the Midwest or Long Island. (more…)

11/22/13 10:03am
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A scene from an Etsy Handmade Cavalcade of Christmas past. via Etsy NY Flickr

It’s almost holiday time everyone, which is personally my favorite shopping time of the year. It’s so exciting, and everything sparkles! Sugar and spice and everything nice! Lights! Trees! Of course, the holidays also means making a list of who you need to buy presents for; family, friends, bosses, significant others, your local bodega cat, your favorite bartender, your future New Year’s make-out partner… etc.).

Let’s make that shopping list easier to fill out by shopping local at the many Brooklyn markets this year. Who needs the crowds of tourists in Manhattan when you can take a leisurely stroll and attend many of these instead. Craft fair crawls are highly encouraged; bonus points are given if you can beat my record of going to five of these in one day. Plus this year there are added extra things do if you need a rest, such as playing black-light mini golf at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar and ice-skating at McCarren Park. Ready! Set! Shop Local!  (more…)

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What will you find at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar? Photo by Sarah Gainer

If you’ve been looking forward to the second iteration of the Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker Street), you’re not alone. The event this year is markedly different from the Bazaar we experienced last year, and sponsored by manifold companies such as Uber, Perrier, Puma, Gothamist, Modelo, and more. As with most successful first-year events, some changes were made for the second year’s event. Here’s a rundown of the good and the not so good: (more…)