Organizer Of 'Brooklyn Night Bazaar' Applying For Seasonal Outdoor License For Gowanus Site

Aaron Broudo, the creator and organizer of Brooklyn Night Bazaar, a late night flea market held previously at the DeKalb Market in Downtown Brooklyn and in Williamsburg, wants to bring a similar event to the shores of the Gowanus Canal.

Community Board 6 was recently notified of Broudo's intent to apply for an outdoor Seasonal Liquor License under Brooklyn Bazaar LLC, for 226-242 Huntington Street in Gowanus. The applicant is scheduled to appear for a review of the application before CB6's Environmental Protection/Permits & Licenses Committee on April 22.

The Huntington Street site, situated between Smith Street and the Gowanus Canal, belongs to John Quadrozzi of Quadrozzi Concrete Corporation.

Past bazaars have featured everything from artisanal crafts, food vendors, live music, d.j.s,  dancing, as well as a wine and beer garden.  The events have drawn big crowds and the applicant indicated that 600 plus patrons are expected nightly.   According to a rumor going around, attendance in Gowanus could be more likely 4,000 to 4,500 patrons nightly.

Broudo  eventually scaled down the size and the length of the event, and moved it first to the DeKalb Market for a one night stand, and to Williamsburg for a five week run in late 2012.

It has also been indicated that Broudo would like to start the bazaar at the Gowanus location in May and go through the summer.
It will be interesting to see how the Carroll Gardens/ Gowanus community will react to the proposal.  Even more interesting will be to see how members of CB6 will vote.

If you would like to attend  CB 6's meeting where this proposal will be discussed, read below:

April 22
6:30 PM
Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street
(corner of 7th Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11215