By Rachel Dasaro
Spring cleaning is actually about making room for all the new stuff you’re going to inevitably buy. At our favorite flea markets in NYC you can find plenty of new junk to replace all of your old junk.
Fashion trends are constantly moving. Maybe that's why the Brooklyn Flea has two locations, one in Williamsburg on Saturday, and another in Dumbo on Sunday, to fit all of your fashionable sides. Both locations feature creative artists, clothes, handmade decor pieces, and wildly unique jewelry.
Williamsburg: 10 am - 6 pm, Saturdays / 90 Kent Ave. Brooklyn NY 11211
Dumbo: 10 am - 6 pm Sundays / Manhattan Bridge Archway – 80 Pearl St.
Artists & Fleas
This indoor market is the perfect place to find that obscure book-clock you've been searching for. You'll find some of the city's best budding entrepreneurs inside, while the street outside is lined with small food vendors and tables with trinkets. If you don't want to miss out on the vendors but can't make the weekends, there is a second location in Chelsea Market open all week.
Chelsea: Mon - Sat 10 am - 9 pm, Sun 10 am - 8 pm / 88 10th Ave @ W. 15th Street
Williamsburg: Sat- Sun 10 am / 70 North 7th Brooklyn Williamsburg, NY
Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market
This flea market really does have it all for everyone; tourists, locals, fashionistas, vinyl geeks, and bookworms alike. A total of 25% of annual profits goes to Hell's Kitchen Foundation Inc., a non-profit that awards grants to artists to help with costs of living in the city while helping them pursue their artistic careers.
Sat & Sun 9 am - 5 pm / West 39th Street at 9th Avenue
Chelsea Flea Market
Yes, this market does have a $1 gate fee, but it goes towards maintaining the grounds where 135 vendors can sell you their cool stuff. Around for almost 40 years, this market has both local and international vendors so you can find the most unique pieces for your place.
Sat - Sun 6:30 am 6 pm / Uptown Side of West 25th Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue.
Grand Bazaar NYC
This indoor/outdoor weekly market features artists, antiques, and enough food so you can stay all day! They also feature different themes like "vintage classics" and "home decor and furniture," so that sellers and bazaar-enthusiasts get the best shopping experience possible.
Every Sun 10 am - 5:30 pm / 100 West 77th St., NY, NY 10024
Hester Street Fair
The "Hester Street Fair" has everything, including food, vinyl, art, and vintage clothes. A perfect place to go on a warm spring day, it's the stroll through the park of every knick-knack collector's dreams. Indoors on Saturday, outdoors on Sunday, this market is one to enjoy no matter the weather.
Every Sat. 11 am - 6pm, select Sun. TBA / 25 Essex St. Manhattan
LIC Flea and Food
Nothing says “Spring” quite like a hybrid food-and-flea-market right on the waterfront. If you get thirsty while shopping for knick-knacks, head to the beer garden to get some locally brewed beer while a DJ spins some sick tunes.
Sat - Sun 10 am - 6 pm / 5-25 46th Av. Queens
Queens Night Market
If you’re more of a night owl, head to the New York Hall of Science for some midnight snacks, late night art perusing, and performances. It's all about the pleasure of late-night waffles.
Saturday 6 pm - midnight / New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th St, Corona, NY 11368 / Opening April 22nd
GreenFlea is the oldest and largest flea market in NYC! Shop 'til you drop at this upper west side staple for hard to find collectibles, designer clothing, and the yummiest food.
Every Sunday 10 am - 5:30 pm. Rain or shine / 100 W 77th St, New York, NY 10024
Rock N' Shop
Local Brooklyn band The Bushwick Collective created and curates this market located inside The Paper Box. Ideal for music lovers, this flea features free all-ages live music showcases, delicious food, art, crafts, apparel, tattoos, accessories, and more!
Every Sunday 10am-7pm. 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206