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brooklyn, brooklyn

Something that made me truly fall in love with Brooklyn was my first visit to Brooklyn Flea, a market every weekend in Fort Greene and Williamsburg. I immediately loved this less-glamorized borough of NYC; especially in these two neighborhoods, there is an influx of young people, unique shops, and independent eateries, and it is overall much quieter than Manhattan.

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The flea market operates in conjunction with Smorgasbord, a small food festival, so there are numerous places offering food you never even dreamed of. On my most recent trip, I tried asiadog, a stand that serves varieties of hot dogs with various Asian-inspired toppings. Summertime always brings out a craving for hot dogs, something not easily fulfilled since I no longer eat meat. Thankfully, they had a veggie dog offering, and I elected to have it served with mango salsa, Sriracha, and crushed peanuts. I kid you not, I was dreaming about that hot dog all day.

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Brooklyn Flea attracts an interesting crowd of people; small children run around eating organic popsicles, artists sell their goods, and people with money to burn look for one-of-a-kind decor. I can’t really afford anything besides snacks on a college student budget, but I love strolling through the stalls and browsing the offerings.

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