The sun is shining, the trees are green and New York is vibrant once again with the sounds, colors and life of spring. With a fresh burst of energy flowing through the city, there is never a dull moment or day without a dozen fun, enlightening, and quirky events to find throughout the city, and particularly with all the flea markets happening this spring!
Flea markets are a fantastic place to find vintage clothes, antique knick-knacks and other hip accoutrements, all while on a budget. Search out the perfect summer wardrobe at the Hell’s Kitchen flea market, every Saturday and Sunday on 39th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues. Over 100 vendors line the street at this famous market, which has even been featured in Vogue.
The Upper West Side’s Green Flea Market, open every Sunday on Columbus Ave. at 77 Street, offers similar wares, with more of a focus on sustainable and “green” designers.
Make a day trip out of a visit to the Brooklyn Flea, located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, every Saturday. This large outdoor flea market is home to dozens of up-and-coming designers, local artists and popular Brooklyn treats, including Kumquat Bakery cupcakes. Stroll along in the sun and pick up some new shades, jewelry or quirky home goods, but be sure to check online at brooklynflea.com for that week’s scavenger hunt item. If you manage to find it, it’s yours for free.
Lastly, visit Union Square’s GreenMarket every Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday for books, music, local art and an organic farmer’s market, the perfect place to pick up delicious fresh fruits and vegetables for a picnic in the park or a homemade dinner.
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From museums and parks, to sightseeing tours and of course shopping, New York has a lot to offer. And whether you’re a visitor or a local in the Big Apple, craving for vintage clothes, antique knick-knacks and other hip accoutrements – all while on a budget – be advised that New York City’s flea markets are full of vintage and antique finds that would grace any home or wardrobe.
Our interactive travel guide features 20 pages of the best flea markets in Manhattan as well as more up-and-coming neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Williamsburg, to help you find everything from vintage furniture to nostalgic memorabilia, old books, accessories, clothing and retro decorative items. If you use a tablet (iOS/Android), you will enjoy from a more in-depth experience thanks to our integrated multimedia content.