Although a bit of a trek from Manhattan, Industry City is worth the visit if you have the time to check it out. True to its name, Industry City was once a warehouse and distribution center during the 19th century, located on the waterfront in Sunset Park in Brooklyn. After years of decay, the complex was finally transformed into the community gathering space for art, fitness, food, shopping, culture, and more that it is today.
Over 400 companies are housed in this space, offering plenty to see, do, and eat. With a distillery, art galleries, food hall, an outdoor tugboat bar with ping pong tables, a mini golf course and more, Industry City ensures a full day of fun.
When I visited, I came for the Brooklyn Flea, which is a weekly flea market that takes place every Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Featuring a variety of vendors selling goods like candles, vintage clothing, handmade jewelry, and antiques, the market offers a good outlet for browsing and shopping.
The large and spread-out food hall nearby with a drool-worthy lineup of vendors like Berliner doner kebab ensures you won’t leave hungry. There are also many seasonal events offered like sunset yoga classes, outdoor concerts, and a crafts fair to keep you coming back every month!