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


For a while now we’ve 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 Isabella’s Oven. Now the Hester Street Fair’s 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 Manhattan’s 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 (there’ll be about 60 in all), so if you’re looking to get your “lobsteak” concept off the ground (lobster shells stuffed with meat!), you might want to drop them a line.