Web clip: Brokelyn’s swaponomics

Swaponomics: bring t-shirts, get Kiss albums

by Tim Donnelly | 5.31.09 | 1 Comment // SHARE | PRINT

Some people (not us) have a hard time believing the concept “free.” Organizers at the Score! swap meet in BKLYNYard on Saturday repeatedly had to remind visitors that yes, it’s free, as in, just take as much as you can carry, and if you want more than you can carry, come back later with a bigger bag. Get used to it, folks—Mean Red Productions, the group behind the event, told us they’re trying to open a semi-permanent swap-meet store. But can you really get anything decent at these things? We performed a  spot check.

alex-legerPhotos by Tim Donnelly

Alex Leger, 24, assistant manager at Baked, Red Hook
Got rid of: Nothing: “I heard about this at midnight. I’m just here to take.”
Walked away with: New Ikea picture frames, art prints, a piece of a glass brick wall, a large wooden frame.  “It’s a project in itself just to refurbish it.”

Keep reading the rest of the post. See more pics from the event here.

And tell yo’ friends about Brokelyn!

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One response to “Web clip: Brokelyn’s swaponomics

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