A while back I had connected with a fascinating pink haired woman, "D" who works at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. D is bad-ass. She is friends of friends of band folk, and is currently living in Brooklyn; I knew I had to meet her: insects, science, taxidermy...and pink hair, plus I am sooo bored in Minneapolis sometimes...where the word alternative seems to be more of a fashionable prick with tattoos, and not living a genuine purposeful alternative lifestyle.
ANYWAYS...D was in the Morbid Anatomy Museum Flea Market last weekend, so I flew out with one of my cgtSociety Members, Margo, and we documented some crazy lady shenanigans (Quaker Cemetery etc.) while making some amazing connections along the way. We got to meet D at the Flea Market, and help her and her lovely friend tote all their creepy little goodies back to their homes, and stopped for tacos and beer afterwards.
TIP: If you become a member on their website, you can get into the flea markets first and get admission discounts, etc.: http://morbidanatomymuseum.org/membership/
INFO: 424-A 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. SUBWAY: Take the F, G, or R to the 4th Ave – 9th St stop. PHONE: (347) 799-1017. HOURS: The exhibition space & library are open from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., every day except Tuesday. COST: Admission to the exhibition & library is $8. Seniors and students are $6, and children 12 and under are free.Our store is open from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.
"The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a new 4,200 square foot non-profit institution dedicated to the celebration and exhibition of artifacts, histories and ideas which fall between the cracks of high and low culture, death and beauty, and disciplinary divides." -Morbid Anatomy Museum
The people in line were fascinating. I met a mortician with an amazing black-metal tattoo library on her legs...her screen name is, myonlyfriendsarecorpses, and she also LARPs (is that right?). There was another woman who had amazing nails and a rabbit pentagram jacket, along with a girl in pink hair, announcing that she will sew on patches for anyone's jacket while waiting in line (2-3hr wait). I also had a favorite jeweler: Wren Britton with Purevile.
Welcome to the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market!
I was not a fan of waiting in line, I shared places with myonlyfriendsarecorpses girl, she saved my spot while I walked around the building to a bar, Halyards. You can ring a bell and they serve you happy hour out the window, I had Laphroaig, and charged my phone. It was awesome.