Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market

Famed for a vivacious atmosphere and vibrant wares, the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market is renowned for it’s abundant collections of African arts, textiles, jewelry and clothing. In recent years, budding jewelry artistes and student fashion designers have also utilized this retail hot-spot to sell a range of urban-wear and kitsch creations. Stop off at the “art corner” to browse some of the most beautiful wooden carvings outside of Africa.

GreenFlea Market

GreenFlea Market

GreenFlea’s outdoor market is considered one of New York’s largest and most colorful with a wondrous array of antiques, vintage costumery, handicrafts and artworks. The adjacent indoor market is also attributed with the widest variety of antique furniture anywhere in the city. From Renaissance to Neo-Classical, every taste is catered for – and at prices one would find surprising for even a flea market. Look out for the stylish tin-framed mirrors sold by Olde Good Things, and the vivid handmade necklaces of A.C Agates which would make the ideal gifts to take back home.

The Green Market @ Union Square

The Green Market at Union Square

There are few “farmer’s markets” in New York upon this grand a scale, and comprising of such diverse variety. Now over three decades old, the infamous Green Market has become one of the largest in the United States, attracting farmers from over 100 miles away to the bustling centre of the New York metropolis. From native fruits and vegetables, to exotic spices, meats and dairy produce. Recommendations include the Delmonico organic beef, handmade Pennsylvania Dutch pretzels and Russian Banana Potatoes.

The Antiques Garage

The Antiques Garage

Situated between 6th and 7th Avenues; The Antiques Garage presents one of the most notorious antique markets in New York. Comprising two spacious floors of vintageware, silver, jewelry, furniture and artworks – visitors will need several hours to cover the entire market space. Stop off for a bite to eat within the critically acclaimed Antique Garage Restaurant which serves a delightful range of Mediterranean cuisine, mezze and tapas, along with seasonal soups and traditional American desserts.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

Nestled in prime position between 9th and 10th Avenues, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market has enjoyed particular notoriety in the last two years thanks to National Geographic who blessed it with the reputation as one of the world’s top ten shopping streets. A colorful affair of antique stalls, clothing rails and vintage artworks all jostling for attention, H.K.F.M is widely regarded the New York equivalent to London’s “Portobello Road”. Former vendors from lucrative Chelsea Annex fair now display a spectacular array of stalls upon this buzzing shopping strip, which resembles a large outdoor sample sale, as opposed to the traditional flea market. …continue reading