LIC Flea & Food, a new outdoor market overlooking the Midtown Manhattan skyline, will debut June 15 on the Hunters Point waterfront in Long Island City, NY. The market will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through October or November, weather dependent. LIC Flea & Food is close to several modes of public transportation, and will provide van service between the market and the Long Island City East River Ferry station.
LIC Flea & Food will feature a mix of vendors focused on food and drink as well as antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, furniture, clothing, fashion and more. “We are looking for vendors and we want a diverse offering of merchandise,” says market owner, Josh Schneps. “We want to help people build their businesses.” Booth fees start at $150 per day, with 8 foot by 8 foot and 10 foot by 10 foot spaces available. The venue will host around 60 sellers, and vendors interested in renting spaces can visit the market’s website and fill out an online application.
Several Long Island City businesses are already booked for the market, Schneps notes. These include Malu LIC, a maker of homemade ice cream and chocolate treats, Italian eatery Manducatis Rustica and Matted LIC, a boutique that showcases local artists, and sells frames and giftware.
LIC Flea & Food provides a venue for residents to stay connected to their community. It also expects to attract shoppers from around the city, with Hunters Point just one subway stop from Midtown, as well as vacationing tourists.
For more information:
LIC Flea & Food
46th Avenue and 5th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101