Flea and Vendor Markets
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market (39th St., between 9th and 10th Aves., 212/243-5343, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Sat. and Sun.) has taken over what was left of the Chelsea flea market (the Annex). HK Flea focuses on secondhand items; with over 100 vendors you are sure to get your fix of vintage and mid-century items.
The Antiques Garage (112 W 25th St., between 6th and 7th Aves., 212/243-5343, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. and Sun.) is two floors of antiques in a parking garage.
GreenFlea (Columbus Ave., between 76th and 77th Sts., 212/239-3027, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Sun.) has a mixture of new and used goods as well as a green market. The biggest and best of the flea markets are out in Brooklyn so make the trip to the Brooklyn Flea’s two locations: Fort Greene (Lafayette Ave., between Clermont and Vanderbilt Aves., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat.) and DUMBO (Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park between Main and Water Sts., 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.).
Surrounding the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque, the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market (116th St., between Lenox and 5th Ave., 212/987-8131) dozens of vendors sell T-shirts, Kente cloth, African art, wool skullcaps, Gambian drums, women’s hair twists, down coats, and CDs.
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