A residential project will be taking over the site of the former Meeker Avenue Vintage and Antique Warehouse—what The Real Deal called a flea market and one Yelp reviewer described as "a complete crap shack for hipsters." No need to split hairs now, because the warehouse at 88 Richardson and Leonard Streets south of McCarren Park sold to an unnamed buyer for a price that indicated it would be used for residential development. The site is currently zoned for 150K buildable square feet, but that figure could go higher if affordable housing is included in plans, according to TRD. Sorry hipsters; you will have to find someplace else to buy your "Crappity Crap Crap Crap. Overpriced hipster nonsense." The flea market shut down last year after its owner encountered financial difficulties related to a personal injury lawsuit that, if the Yelp reviews are any indication, could have been related to a slip and fall on spilled cat pee.
· Residential Project to Rise on Williamsburg Flea Market Site [TRD]
· The Meeker Avenue Flea Market Just Shut Down [Racked]