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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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Valentine’s Weekend Market Picks: February 11 & 12, 2017

Hello! So, I took a little time off during the cold, post-holiday season. But now it’s February, and the markets are heating up for 2017, despite the snow and icicles outside. There are so many fabulous Valentine’s Markets this weekend for everyone to enjoy, whether you have a Valentine or

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Guest Holiday Market: The Beautiful Christmas Markets of Budapest

We landed in Budapest in December 2015. We were going to visit our dear friends Ami, George, and Asta Kroon,  and Julie Bagladi, who had been our friends and neighbors in the West Village for many years. We used to have Sunday Family Dinner together every weekend, until they retired

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