When the church closed on E 12th Street they also closed down the weekend flea market in the parking lot that has operated for the past 10 or so years. Despite its closing, every Sunday a dozen people can be found praying on the church steps, even though there are other churches very nearby, such as this one on 14th St, which has great views from inside of the new monstrosity on 13th St.
The flea market was great for a nice summer stroll, looking through other people's crap, finding some old jeans and leather coats, or maybe a bicycle or a record.
After a couple of weeks of being closed some people started hanging their stuff on the outside of the fence, and now the entire fence is covered with items for sale. It's not as fulfilling as the big tables filled with goods, but these people are a hardy bunch and they won't leave until they are good and ready, permits be damned. So if you need a slightly used blouse or some worn high heel pleather boots, this is the place to be.