Gallery: Downtown Brooklyn Shipping Container Market Returns With a Spe...

image © Amanda Silvan Coen for Inhabitat
The defining feature of the Dekalb Market, the retrofitted cargo containers, showcase an inventive use of recycled materials.

It’s back! After a winter hiatus, the much beloved Dekalb Market, made from nearly three dozen salvaged shipping containers, is returning to Downtown Brooklyn today Saturday, April 7th. The market first debuted last summer, and it has grown from a commercial hotspot of local artisans and eateries to a cultural community destination that hosts family-friendly events, live music and art experiences, unique shops, an urban farm, and delicious locally-made food. The Spring Weekender event today and tomorrow will feature all this, plus special Easter events.

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