the new york times wrote about it here, and apartment therapy gushed about it here... but to me it is my ideal way to spent time alone!!!!!!! i love it, i love looking at old random things that take me back to a time when life was so different... i love the care that so many of the vendors take of their items... the joy of being part of this unique tradition that dates back to 1959. see this NYT article for details about the history of the fair.
the first time i went was a few years ago... it was cool and damp but as the day progressed the sun appeared and led to a nice afternoon. i learned that year that unless i buy a sandblaster... rust is not an easy fix. if i find the perfect piece... maybe i will spend the time fixing it up with new paint and hardware... but my time is limited and space is getting even more tight.