On this week’s episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is in the studio with Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler of The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. Listen in to learn about how Jonathan and Eric met, and how they decided to become partners and begin The Brooklyn Flea. Hear about the diversity of vendors at the market, and how it naturally produced the food-centric Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jonathan and Eric also discuss the beginning years of The Flea, and how it progressed from a struggling market into a Brooklyn social institution. From Thurston Moore to Anne Hathaway, everyone is at The Flea- so check it out! This episode has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard and Winery.
“Antiques are always the heart and soul of the market.”
“Brooklyn food isn’t a trend anymore, it’s become a reality.” — Eric Demby on After the Jump
“Brooklyn is the perfect intersection of critical mass and a sense of community.” — Jonathan Butler on After the Jump