One of the things that I wanted to visit in New York were its typical flea markets. I didn’t visit many of them and I guess they’re better with good weather, but that way I have an excuse to return :)
This flea market as its name indicates is located at weekends in the zone of Hell’s Kitchen, 125 W 18th St, and you can find there almost anything: clothing, antiques, restored furniture, art, records, books and old publications… The day we went there it was so cold and we were told to come back another weekend with better weather to find more stands, but still we saw very peculiar things.
It’s amazing how in the center of Manhattan you can find on a Saturday morning a market where people buy and sell all kinds of handmade products brought from the country side. Here you can find everything from organic food, flowers, seeds, wine, cheese, jams, honey, meats, bread and homemade pastries and even wool! Everything was beautiful and next to the stands you could find people with banners and musicians livening up the community atmosphere of Union Square.
One of our last days in the city, walking along the Columbus Avenue, we came across the Green Flea Market located inside the compound of a high school near the Natural History Museum. Here there were many more second hand items, jewelry, carpets, furniture, and I took the opportunity to buy some vintage records at a great price.