Where to shop for antiques, furniture, and one-of-a-kind vintage items
New York City has some of the best street markets, flea markets, and antique shopping areas in the entire country. Many markets are held on weekends, but it's also possible to find markets throughout the week. Most are open air, outdoor markets, sometimes with hundreds of vendors that sell everything from furniture to food or clothing. If vintage is your style, then head to any of the markets below to find one-of-a-kind pieces that fit your style.
This is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend. There are more than 100 local vendors to chose from and this is the perfect place to enjoy New York City's local culture. You can experience the diversity of its culinary scene, try new and diverse foods, and step away from the typical tourist's circuit. This is also a great place to interact with locals, people watch, and see New York from outside of the tourist's perspective.
Hester Street Fair
Hester Street Fair offers themed markets including things like "Lobster & Beer", "Vintage Extravaganza” and “Ice Cream Social” fairs.
Lower East Side
Queens Night Market
This family-friendly night market not only has vendors that sell art, food, and antiques, there are also cultural performances and fun activities that everyone can enjoy. This is an open-air market that's found in Queens and it's an interesting place to wander and experience local New York culture.
Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York City, NY
Chelsea Market is an impressive food hall that is one block long and one block wide. This was one of the first major food halls, a concept that has taken off not just in New York City, but in other cities around the country as well. Chelsea Market has more than 35 vendors and includes a number of unique cuisines including Japanese inspired Mexican tacos and homemade donuts.
75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th & 16th St.), New York, NY, 10011
The Gansevoort Market
Gansevoort Market offers an impressive selection of local items. The location has an industrial style that's a throwback to old New York and the market is a great place to wander, eat, and explore.
101 Liberty Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, 10007 C1 South Concourse
Artists & Fleas at Chelsea Market
Located inside Chelsea Market, this pop-up style market offers independent Brooklyn art, design, fashion, and vintage items. There are more than 30 sellers that change frequently to keep the selection interesting and dynamic. If you're looking for an alternative to the typical retail experience, then this market is a nice option.
88 10th Avenue @ W. 15th Street
This is New York City's largest curated weekly market and it's held every Sunday throughout the year. It spreads through both an indoor and outdoor setting and vendors include local artists, designers, and antique dealers. It's the perfect place to browse or shop for one-of-a-kind items and collectibles. There's furniture, jewelry, fashion, as well as some food items.
100 W 77th St., (at Columbus Ave.), Upper West Side, Manhattan, NY
Belmont is where you'll find Arthur Avenue, which is the "Little Italy" of the Bronx. The neighborhood also has a large influence from Puerto Rican and Albanian cultures. This area is popular for its shopping, rainbow rowhouses, and interesting mixing bowl of cultures.
Essex Street Market
This long running market is New York City's most historic public market. It began in 1888 and, although it's relocated to new facilities, it continues its long history of offering fresh, delicious, and diverse local food.
88 Essex Street, Manhattan, New York, NY, 10002
Tiffany and Co.
Visit this quintessential New York City jewelry shop at its iconic Fifth Avenue location and browse through the high end jewelry and accessories. You can play out your favorite movie scenes or simply look for a good deal. There's even a cafe so you can grab a bite to eat and continue shopping.
610 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10020
Union Square Greenmarket
This Farmer's Market is held several times a week and offers local produce, flowers, and a variety of food items. It's located in Union Square and is popular with the locals.
Times Square is one of the most famous areas in New York City. It's known for its brightly lit billboards which really brighten the city at night. But even if you visit during the day you'll find the area filled with energy, activity, and people. If the crowds get to be too much, there are bleachers set up on one side where you can sit and take a break. Times Square is also recognizable as the location of the iconic ball drop on New Years Eve. It's also an entertainment center for the city.
Times Square is in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
This unique market highlights the cultural diversity of the area. There is excellent dining opportunities, with authentic cultural dishes available as well trendy, New York City favorites.
Chelsea Flea Market
Located by the Cathedral of St. Sava, the Chelsea Flea Market is a popular weekend market that is perfect for searching for hidden gems. There are 135 vendors that sell a diversity of items including antiques, decor, art, and even vintage clothing. It's fun to wander the stalls and see what you can find.
29 West 25th Street (between Broadway and Sixth Avenue), Manhattan, New York, NY
The Rockefeller Center
New York's iconic Rockefeller Center is a must-see for visitors. It is a large complex that includes 19 commercial buildings and spreads out over 22 acres in Midtown Manhattan. There's an observation deck called Top of the Rock that offers beautiful views from a tower that stands 70 floors high. It has been the home of NBC Studios since 1933 and is open for public tours.
The Rockefeller Center is a quintessential destination during the Christmas season when the iconic Christmas tree is lit and the ice skating rink is opened in the plaza.
45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10111
Bronx Night Market
This is the first open air food market in the Bronx. Featuring a large selection of vendors that sell food, drinks, and artisan goods, this market is popular during the warmer months. It's located in Fordham Plaza from April thru November every Saturday night. If you want to get outside of Manhattan and see a bit of the local nightlife, then this street market is fun to explore
LIC + Astoria Flea & Food
This is a weekend market that is a favorite of locals and tourists alike who are headed to Queens. The market has a number of food and beer vendors as well as vendors that sell antiques, art, fashion, furniture, jewelry and more.
5-25 46th Avenue, Queens, Long Island City, NY, 11101
Fifth Avenue is a world famous shopping street that is recognized for its high end flagship designer stores which include Cartier, Tiffany, Bergdorf-Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue. The street is an interesting place to wander, whether you're in to high end fashion, or simply want to take in the sites. For the most interesting stretch, explore between the south end of Central Park and the New York Public Library, with the blocks between 60th Street and 40th Street offering the most.
Brooklyn Flea Market
This weekend flea market has hundreds of vendors that sell everything from furniture to vintage clothing, or antiques. This is a favorite for shoppers of all kinds and styles, and many have ranked it among the best flea markets in the world.
Tiffany and Co.
Head to this quintessential Manhattan shop at it's iconic Fifth Avenue location for the finest jewelry and accessories. You can play out your favorite movie scene or simply shop for a good deal. There's even a cafe in the shop so you can grab a bite and continue shopping.
610 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10020
Located on the waterfront in Brooklyn, this retail area is spread throughout a repurposed New York industrial site. It offers open air shopping, plenty of open space, and a unique experience. There's also a food court with a wide variety of options, and tons of shopping venues with anything you might need.
220 36th St, Suite 2-A, Brooklyn, NY, 11232
This hipster neighborhood attracts the artsy and creative types. The are many coffee shops, live music venues, and a lively nightlife scene. For shopping, check out the many boutiques along Bedford Avenue. The neighborhood is accessible by the L train as well as the East River Ferry.
FAD Market at Governors Island
Held the third weekend of every month between Jun and October, this art and design market is perfect for fashion lovers and craft enthusiasts.
Canal Street & Canal Street Market
Canal Street is in Lower Manhattan and it runs east to west from East Broadway to West Street. It passes through Chinatown and ends at the edge of SoHo and Little Italy. The Canal Street Market is a unique retail market and community space with food, shopping, and more.
261 Canal Street, NYC, New York, 10013
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