Will the Hester Street Fair Be the Brooklyn Flea of Manhattan?

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For a while now weve heard that SuChin Pak (MTV) and Ron Castellano (Broadway East, Santos Party House) were planning to bring a flea market to an empty lot at Hester and Essex, behind the former Isabellas Oven. Now the Hester Street Fairs Facebook page is up, and opening day will be April 24. The market will take place from 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from April to December.

Will this be Manhattans version of Brooklyn Flea? No doubt. In fact, Flea vendor Sigmund Pretzel Shop has already signed on, along with shoe line Devotte. The Fair has placed a Craigslist ad seeking more vendors (therell be about 60 in all), so if youre looking to get your lobsteak concept off the ground (lobster shells stuffed with meat!), you might want to drop them a line.