Planned Service Changes

Smorgasburg Has a Bunch of Big Changes Up Ahead for the Fall

A-tisket, a-tasket, here's a tasty biscuit.
A-tisket, a-tasket, here’s a tasty biscuit. Photo: Bobby Doherty/New York Magazine

Starting this weekend, Smorgasburg Sundays is moving from the heart of Dumbo to Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, essentially the section of the waterfront site where Joralemon Street ends at Furman Street. Brooklyn Flea co-founder Eric Demby informs Grub Street the move will allow for the inclusion of more vendors. “It will be almost as big as the Williamsburg location,” he writes, noting that Keizo Shimamoto is slated to start serving ramen burgers on site sometime during the upcoming weeks. But that’s not all.

The massive combination Brooklyn Flea/Smorgasburg, which typically winters at One Hanson in Fort Greene, will relocate during the colder months to the second floor space at 185 Wythe Avenue (at N. 5th Street) in Williamsburg, where 60 out of 150 vendors total will serve food. That move takes place during the weekend of November 30, when the behemoth market opens for the season, and spans through March of 2014.

Finally, Roberto Santibañez’s Fonda has been named the sole food vendor who’ll set up shop at Brooklyn Flea’s takeover of the weekend market held outside P.S. 321 on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. The chef will serve tortas and Mexican sodas.

Earlier: Brooklyn Flea Expands to Park Slope

Smorgasburg Has a Bunch of Big Changes Up Ahead for the Fall