If you’re looking for fleas around the Big Apple, the warmer weather has brought them all out into the sunshine. This metropolitan mecca for antique hunters, artists, pickers and choosers comes bursting onto the scene every summer, and as Independence Day approaches, New York City’s seasonal markets are in full swing. Having earned a place in Travel + Leisure’s list of the top cities for shopping this summer, New York’s flea markets are sure to be a hot spot for treasure hunters even more than usual this season. Much like the city itself, the markets of each borough have their own unique personalities.
The Annex at Hell’s Kitchen and The Garage are at the heart of the art scene. Galleries abound, drawing crowds inclined to buy vintage art and furniture. This is prime territory for selling to gallery customers who may be looking for a deal on art, especially if a vendor’s merchandise is in line with current creative trends.
In Brooklyn, flea markets are as eclectic as the borough’s residents. Anything goes in Brooklyn, from vintage record players to the latest Hello Kitty toy. And where would Brooklyn be without the renowned Brooklyn Flea? Vendor prices range from $100 a day to $220 for a 10′ by 10′ space. Tents are available at an additional cost. Vendors headed for Brooklyn should also consider the Aquaduck Flea Market and Park Slope Flea Market at P.S. 321, which are equally as active as the Brooklyn Flea.
During vacation months, expect these markets to hold more vendors than usual. The flea markets of New York City are officially heated up for summer.
For more information:
Annex Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
39th Street (Between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY
Annex at The Garage
112 West 25th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
Aquaduck Flea Market
12637 Flatlands Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Atlantic Flea Market
113-06 Atlantic Ave
Queens, NY 11419
Chelsea Indoor Flea Market
161 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Jamaica Center Market
163-18 Jamaica Ave
Queens, NY 11432
Park Slope Flea Market at P.S. 321
7th Avenue Between 1st and 2nd Streets
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Unique Bazaar and Thrift
162-10 Jamaica Ave at Gertz Plaza Mall
Queens, NY 11433