Flea markets in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Flea markets in New York City may not offer as many super- cheap finds as elsewhere, but bargains can still be had. A large part of the fun is people-watching: coffee and doughnut in hand, all manner

News 12 Staff

Jun 5, 2013, 9:54 PM

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Flea markets in Manhattan and Brooklyn

Flea markets in New York City may not offer as many super- cheap finds as elsewhere, but bargains can still be had. A large part of the fun is people-watching: coffee and doughnut in hand, all manner of shoppers make their way through aisles piled high with oddities, which may have to be picked up to reveal a treasure underneath. Haggling is par for the course -- there's more stuff around the next corner. Remember: Many vendors accept cash only.




From 1994 to 2006, Alan Boss' legendary Annex Antiques Fair & Flea Market was on Sixth Avenue in the 20s till a high-rise displaced it. He moved to Hell's Kitchen, and the redubbed fair has flourished, selling furniture, clothing, jewelry -- you name it.

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., on 39th Street between Ninth and 10th avenues

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This indoor assortment of dealers is part of Alan Boss' flea market empire. It has been in the same place for almost 20 years. The location makes it great for a rainy day, and pre-1960 items (silver, glass, china) are strong here. The crowd is slightly more picky and upscale. There's a $1 shuttle to the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market.

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at 112 W. 25th St.

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Founded in 2008 by the man behind brownstoner.com, this market is now the biggest in town, with more than 200 vendors on Saturdays on the grounds of a high school; Sunday's location has 150 dealers. The fair accurately bills itself as "part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza."

Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 176 Lafayette Ave. in Fort Greene; Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg.

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The vibe at this market held in a 1930s warehouse -- and at this summer's coming pop-up version in Chelsea -- is artsier, independent and edgy. A smaller number of vendors than at other markets means more quality time as you browse. Vendors sell lots of jewelry and fashion, but also prints and journals.

Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at 70 N. Seventh St., Brooklyn

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At this Upper West Side oasis, running for 25 years and counting, customized wares are a specialty: furniture, jewelry and clothes. But you'll also find classic flea specialties like vinyl LPs, and the adjacent space is a farmer's market with food galore. Best of all, some of the profits go to the local public schools.

Sunday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th streets

greenfleamarkets.com


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