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On Aug. 7, a unique flea market celebrated its grand opening in Red Hook.

Located at 399 Van Brunt St., between Coffey and Van Dyke streets, the Red Hook Flea Market is open for business Saturdays and Sundays until Christmas, from 10 am to sunset. The location is an empty lot loaned by real estate developer Greg O’Connell to Gowanus resident Trisha Mulligan, who cleaned it out with some help from friends.

Another friend provided the shipping container (pictured) that acts as Mulligan’s herb and flower shop at the far end of the narrow space. An herbalist for 15 years, Mulligan plans to sell tinctures and dried herbs as well as a line of her own body care products. She is also a floral designer who will have fresh flowers and plants for sale.

The floor of the lot is covered with wood chips and a long wood walkway and arbor runs down the center of the space. The walkway will be transformed into a runway on Sept. 17, when Mulligan hosts a "Best in Show" dog show.

Mulligan is also looking for more vendors to sign up and sell their wares and hopes local artisans will participate. Other vendors are selling bric-a-brac, artwork and imported goods from Bali and India. For more information, call Mulligan at (718) 369-1515.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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