time for the winter holidays, the Brooklyn Night
Bazaar has opened a new, permanent home in an industrial section of the Greenpoint
neighbourhood, allowing visitors to shop, drink and eat – and even catch a band
or squeeze in a little golf – under one roof.
the night markets of Southeast Asia, the free event, which began two years ago as
a pop-up affair, now operates weekly. A rotating line-up of mostly New
York-based vendors sell the gamut from stylish sneakers and hula hoops to jewellery
and locally produced spices, jams and nut butters. There’s also an array of
foodie-pleasing bites (lobster rolls, tacos, dumplings, pie) for immediate
Lest it be
confused with a flea market, club-like light installations, a beer garden, live
bands and DJs set a different scene. The 23,000sqft former bakery space also houses
a graffiti-covered ping pong room and a nine-hole miniature golf course
complete with a disco ball.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar, located at 165 Banker Street, is open on Fridays and
Saturdays from 6 pm to midnight. IDs are required, although members of the
under-21 crowd are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Super
Passes, which provide expedited entry for two people, two bar beverages and
a game of mini golf or ping pong for two, are available for $25 online.
Amy Brader is the New
York City Localite for BBC Travel.