New York Flea Markets

August 4, 2010 5:14 AM

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Flea

The Brooklyn Flea Market (credit: Brooklyn Flea)

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By Kimberly Rae Miller

What’s more quintessentially New York than eating and shopping? Nothing, that’s what, which is why it’s no surprise that New York has some of the best Flea Markets ever.

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Flea

Photo Credit: Brooklyn Flea

The Brooklyn Flea

Brooklyn Flea Fort Green:
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Flea Hanson Place:
One Hanson Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11243

Come for the stuff, stay for the food. One of the biggest draw to this, most celebrated of flea markets, is the unique food stands inside. The Brooklyn Flea (aka Brownstoner’s Flea Market) has over 250 stands (between their two locations)for your browsing pleasure and nibbles provided by some of Brooklyns brightest bakeries and restaurants. Snacking and shopping, what could be better?

greenflea New York Flea Markets

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Greenflea Markets

100 W. 77th St.
New York, NY 10024

Part green market, part flea market, this is your opportunity to stock up on homemade breads, jellies, and local produce while shuffling through vintage clothing and handmade accessories. This market has a really pleasant, hippy-dippy feel to it that makes you feel like you’ve been transported out of New York City and into an upstate commune that is somehow subway accessible.

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Artists and Fleas Market

129 N. 6th St.
Williamsburg, NY 11211
(917) 541-5760

This year-round Williamsburg market has a nice blend of vintage dealers and local artists and designers to meet and greet. Super friendly environment, and if you’re good at bargaining you can get some really unique stuff here for recession friendly prices.

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Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

W. 39th St. nr. Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10011

Furniture, food, and fashion. This is modest sized out-door market, but there are some really amazing deals to be had here…especially if you’re looking to furnish your home. If you’re torn between spending your weekend buying produce at the Green Market or rummaging for deals, this is a great compromise as there are plenty of produce, confectionary, butcher, and bread stands for your eating pleasure.

 New York Flea Markets

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Hester Street Fair

Hester St. (at Essex St.)
New York, NY 10002

The Lower East Side is boutique central, and this weekend flea market includes stand by many of the local shops and restaurants at discounted rates. The shopping is great, but the food is to die for. If it’s the weekend and you’re looking to nibble your way through the day, and possibly come out better dressed for it definitely hit up Hester Street.

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