Shopping for holiday gifts can hardly be described as enjoyable, but the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been looking to change that with its unique flea market/food fair/mini golf experience in a repurposed Greenpoint bakery warehouse. One of they city's only venues that allows you to shop NYC vendors while sipping beer and noshing on local eats, the market is the perfect way to disguise picking up presents as a fun night out with friends. Flip through our gallery for some pics of the Night Bazaar and don't forget to check it out for yourself this weekend.
The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse offers up four long rows of local, artisan-made goods from LEGO jewelry to robot art to vintage clothing. The back of the space houses a mini cafeteria with vendors like The Lobster Joint, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Arancini Bros., Briskettown, Morris Grilled Cheese, Oaxaca, the Tiffin Room, the Jam Stand, and Ample Hills, with a healthy line-up of live bands to entertain guests as they eat. Once you’re nice and full, burn off those extra calories with a game of ping pong or psychedelic miniature golf.
In addition to promoting locally-made vendors, the Night Bazaar is committed to making sure that its operations are eco-conscious. “This year at the Bazaar we are recycling all our aluminum cans, plastic and paper waste,” Co-founder Aaron Broudo, who majored in environmental studies and was the president of his law school’s environmental law society, told Inhabitat NYC. “We are moving toward composting, but will first need to get our food vendors on board with their plates and silverware. We hope to begin in December. The warehouse is heated through Green Mountain Energy, which uses renewable sources of energy production.”
The Bazaar also has bike parking spots for up to 35 bikes at the moment and plans to increase that number when the weather warms up.
Photos ©Yuka Yoneda