Best Flea Markets in NYC

Bargain hunting in flea markets is a well esteemed art: devoted antique lovers spend week after week going to the best spots in New York City to catch a hidden gem, and master the delicate expertise of distinguishing a rare bargain from the common drab of regular items.

The number one step of becoming a treasure-snifter is, knowing where are the right places to go to look for well-worth goods. You don’t have to be an expert in detecting rare items to come across a good finding, all you need to do for starters is open your eyes and ears and know where are the right places to go to shop around.

Luckily, today you don’t need to go through all that mileage yourself, since we’ve already made the first part easy on you by marking out the best flea markets in NYC, where you don’t have to look far for a bargain.

Are your ready to find antique chestnut furniture? Special vintage clothing in low prices? Or some antique jewelry? Grab your wallet, a hat and good walking shoes, and start your treasure hunting browse. Yey! Good places to start with will be:

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Artists and Fleas

Where: 88 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan, and 70 Seventh Street, Brooklyn

When:  Sat and Sun, 10am-7pm

What will you find there?  

Contemporary designs and art, Jewelry, accessories, clothing and fashion, home, hobby and food.

Chelsea Antique Garage

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Chelsea Antique Garage

Where: 112 West 25th Street, Manhattan

When:  Sat and Sun 9am-5pm

What will you find there?  

This is a part HKFM triad of markets; the Chelsea Antique Garage has been open in weekends for over ten years.  The garage may seem a bit daunting at first, but true bargain lovers will flourish on the possibility to find treasure truly not available anywhere else.

East 67th Street Market

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East 67th Street Market

Where: P.S. 183, East 67th St. between 1st and York Ave.

When:  Sat 6am-5pm, rain or shine

What will you find there?  

The 67th Street flea market has been located in New York City Since the 1970’s. This special market offers everything from fresh produce and seafood, to the antiques, crafts, and various collectables and old memorabilia you’ll expect to find in a flea market.

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The Williamsburg Flea Market

Where: Wythe Avenue between South Second and South Third Street, Brooklyn

When: Sun 10am-6pm

What will you find there?  

Antique, artwork, vintage and new home furniture, books, records, foods, clothes and accessories, crafts and much more, the market spans on over 10,000 square foot, and located right next to the Brooklyn Bridge, a 10 minute walk from the Bedford stop in the L train.

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

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Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

Where: West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues, Manhattan
When: Sat and Sun 9am-5pm, weather allowing

What will you find there?  

Part of the HKFM triad of markets, the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is noted as one of the ten best shopping streets in the world, according to National Geographic. Here you’ll find a great array of antiques, memorabilia and fashion items.

Brooklyn Flea

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Brooklyn Flea

Where: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn

When: Sat and Sun, 10am-5pm

What will you find there?  

Brooklyn Flea was founded in April 2008, and since then had grown to be one of the city’s best attractions. The markets feature hundreds of vendors selling antique and repurposed furniture, collectibles, records, and vintage clothing.



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