A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food & Flea Markets

Artisan Markets

The artisan markets are home to many of New York’s most talented designers, craftspeople and fine artists. These markets take traditional craft fairs to the next level through fine design, wild creativity, and innovative use of technology. Visit the artisan markets and buy handmade products directly from the people who made them. You will find future trends in jewelry, accessories, fashion designs, decorative pillows and lamps, candles, organic body products and so much more.

Weekend Market Picks November 22 & 23, 2014: Brussels Sprouts 2015

Every year I have to post a story about Brussels sprouts because the are just so pretty. This year I’ve found some true beauties at the Union Square Greenmarket. Brussels sprouts look like teensy cabbages, but they actually grow on stalks. It is lovely to bring home an entire stalk

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SHWICK: Bushwick Has A Great New Indoor Market

Late in the summer, I saw flyers all over Williamsburg for a new market opening up in Bushwick. I knew the organizers were on the ball when I kept seeing information and previews of their new market, SHWICK.  So I was ready for Opening Day in mid-October. SHWICK is a

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Celebrating 750 Stories About Passion, Innovation And Entrepreneurship

I recently surpassed a milestone: 750 stories, right here on Markets of New York City!

I started this site as a blog in December 2009 because my guidebook was finished and in my editor’s hands, but I didn’t want to stop writing.

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Press Release: Grand Central Holiday Fair Opens November 17, 2014

Grand Central Terminal is one of my favorite places in the city, and their holiday market is filled with world-class artisans, many of them from the New York area. It is in the glorious Vanderbilt hall, so it is warm and welcoming, and just steps away from the Main Concourse

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Weekend Market Picks November 8 & 9, 2014: A Guest Chef + A New Video

  Several very exciting things have been going on! First, I am thrilled to have my very first Guest Chef contribute a wonderful story about shopping in a food and produce market in Fethiye, Turkey. You probably know Chef Ross Hutchinson from his Bacon Marmalade days. Read about what he

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