dekalb market was a market in downtown brooklyn made of old shipping containers. the containers hosted different kinds of shops as well as food vendors.
from their website: “…Dekalb Market is a new community destination in Downtown Brooklyn. Dekalb Market, is housed in a collection of salvaged shipping containers, that bring together Brooklyn’s creative entrepreneurs in a community setting that include an incubator farm, events and performance venue, and a collection of eateries and work-sell spaces. … Dekalb Market is the lovechild of community developer Urban Space and cultural mavens Jennifer Louise Lyon and Joann Kim-Nunez. Urban Space aims to activate city spaces without imposing a solution on an area but rather growing it organically; rooted in the teamwork of community residents and based around creativity, individual enterprise, and performance arts. They are also the ingenious team behind the pop-up holiday markets in Union Square and at Columbus Circle, Mad. Sq. Eats at Madison Square Park, and London’s Camden Lock Market, which was initially conceived as a temporary stall market in 1978 but has evolved into the city’s fourth largest tourist draw….”
unfortunately, the market closed last sunday to make way for a new housing development. urban space hosts a similar market under the high line in the meatpacking district. more information can be found here.