We’re skeptical of this ambitious claim for a few reasons, but the Daily News is reports today about a group that plans to open what would be the city’s largest flea market in Coney Island soon for the 2011 season, with “over 100,000 square feet of shoppers delight.” Officials with the market/carnival — named BK Festival — wouldn’t respond to the newspapers questions, but the paper quoted several vendors who said they were considering moving to the Coney Island space once it opens. It’s not clear where they would set up (perhaps in that pictured big empty space?), and the teaser website Brownstoner found has been taken down already. So we’ll believe it when we see it. 100,000 square feet, btw, is the size of your average Walmart.
We’re not going to paper over the fact that America’s daily news sources are in a bit of trouble, that’d just be foolish. But they’re still essential sources of information, at least when they’re done well, and the New York Times and Wall Street Journal certainly deliver in that regard. So it’s good to see them getting […]
Despite the fact that some cities are too proud to welcome colonization by Brooklyn, some cities are more than happy to welcome aesthetic dominance by us. Take Houston’s Brooklyn Athletic Club, for instance. And now we can add Toronto, a city known for its Maple Leafs and crack smoking mayor, to that list, thanks to […]
What’s worse than ordering some totally sweet thing on the internet and then having to actually wait a few business days for it? Nothing, right? Literally nothing worse on Earth than that. That could be an argument against doing all our retail shopping online, but sometimes it’s snowing or raining or you’re sick and you […]