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Weekend Market Picks July 8 & 9, 2017: Lady in a Green Dress

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I recently went to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, and I found a canister filled with old slides. There’s nothing quite so luminous as a slide, even when it’s just held up to the light. There were dozens of them to

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Weekend Market Picks June 24 & 25, 2017: Happy Pride!

  Happy Pride Weekend! I recently met Illustrator James L. Barry at the wonderful School of Visual Arts’ Makers Market. James has created a line from his drawings, which he calls Dinx: figurines, magnets, and holiday ornaments featuring pop culture icons. Spot Rupaul and the Spice Girls in this picture,

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Wowza! My THOUSANDTH Market Story!

  Golly! I have written ONE THOUSAND STORIES about markets as of right this very instant. Markets have been around for millennia, and yet we modern denizens of one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world still get excited when we come across a group of tents in a

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The Tide Is High At The 2017 Mermaid Parade

You have to know by now that I love Coney Island, and I love mermaids. So I’m very happy to share the latest news from Coney Island USA!    Coney Island USA’s 35th Annual Mermaid Parade will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The parade starts at

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Weekend Market Picks April 1 & 2, 2017 – Hello Again!

  Hi All! Happy Spring! The post-holiday, deep winter season is always quite slow for markets in the city, so I took some time off of the blog to focus on editing a several wonderful new books in the 111 Places That You Must Not Miss series! But mostly, I’ve been

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