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NYC Markets – one of our faves

(photo of 1930’s light fixture purchased for $60. Vendor: NB-s Antiques and Collectibles. Booth W8. look for big American flag)
Greenflea. http://www.greenfleamarkets.com
Columbus Ave between 76th and 77th Sts;(upper west side): Sundays: 10am–5:30pm.
Housed in the parking lot and inside of a school

Why we like this one:

What you will find: Both old and new items: Antique/vintage fashion, furniture and collectibles, fine jewelry, new handcrafted items, cosmetics, food and flowers, more.

This established market with more than 140 vendors stockng a combination of old and new items. Shop for a 1930’s milk glass lighting fixture as shown above or load up on Lancome mascara. Buy a 1950’s mink stole, an old singer sewing machine table or a trendy new cuff bracelet made of wire. Every category is represented here and in the warm months, the flower vendors have among the best assortment and prices in the city. There is also an excellent but small farmer’s market. If you are seeking fine jewelry, head inside the school to find at least 10 vendors with large inventories of fine antique jewelry.

Pros: A pleasant non-frenetic environment frequented mostly by locals.

Cons: Not the place to seek out that vintage designer label.