Historic East Williamsburg Moore Market Will Receive $2.7 million for Renovation

Rainier Harris

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City officials announced on Tuesday, Aug. 20 that East Williamsburg’s Moore Street Market, one of Brooklyn’s oldest public markets, will receive $2.7 million for renovating the 15,000 square-foot facilities at 110 Moore Street.  The New York City Council and Brooklyn Borough President’s Office will allocate the funding for the renovations. 

The market, founded in 1941 as La Marqueta de Williamsburg, currently houses 15 vendors—ranging from groceries, seafood, fresh produce, a music store, to a barbershop. In addition, Moore Street Market offers year-round events including cooking classes, sewing seminars, reading workshops, small business seminars, and holiday celebrations. 

Exterior of market.

The funds will go towards renovating the facility’s roof, installing street-level windows, and updating the outdated heating and cooling systems. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams called Moore Street Market a “beacon of opportunity for people living in East Williamsburg and beyond” in a statement. Representative Nydia M.Velázquez said the $2.7 million “will ensure the historic marketplace …will continue to thrive for years to come.”

The New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYCEDC, has overseen the Moore Street Market since 2015, one of six public markets the agency presides over.  The NYCEDC has announced a partnership with local human rights organization El Puente de Williamsburg, the Moore Street Market’s official community partner. El Puente will help develop and install a new market mural and work to expand pop-up and seasonal events at Moore Street Market. 

One of the market vendors.

The $2.7 million investment appears to be a healthy move in the right direction to keep the historic Moore Street Market bustling and modern.

All images of Moore Street Market courtesy of the NYCEDC.

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