Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brooklyn's Dekalb Market Turns Shipping Containers Into Urban Oasis

You’ve got to see it to believe it. Situated over an entire square block, the ultra-cool Dekalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn is constructed from recycled shipping containers converted into 60+ food & retail shops that frame a space for outdoor events and programs.

Located at 138 Willoughby Street and the Flatbush Avenue Extension, it offers a cornucopia of art, music, food & film events, as well as the new Dekalb outdoor performance and event space, a permanent beer & wine garden, “The Dekalb Farm” and 60 stores & food shops and outdoor weekend vendors, all “set against the gritty-cool urban backdrop of downtown Brooklyn.”

Over the weekend, Donna Mae Moose & her man Cecil and I at last stopped in to see what the fuss is all about for the locale that was voted Best New York Architecture in 2011 by the New York Observer. One word: waffles! *