Your 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 July 4 & 5, 2015: Classic Clam Chowder For The Holiday Weekend

Happy 4th of July! I love this holiday because it means summertime is in full swing! Plus I love hot dogs! Go eat a couple of Nathan’s Famous hot dogs (or 61 if you’re Joey Chestnut!), and then walk around the corner to Bon Chovie at Coney Smorgasburg for some

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Weekend Market Picks June 27 & 28, 2015: What To Do With Kohlrabi?

I think kohlrabi is beautiful, but, honestly, I have no idea what to do with it. I’ve looked up some recipes, but I don’t even know where to start. So if you can point me in the right direction towards your own favorite recipes, I’d love to learn what to

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UPDATE: Lots of Love in New York Today

I realize this posting is a departure from the markets, but it’s something I feel strongly about. Today was the first day for gay couples to legally marry in New York State. We went to City Hall to see how things were going. I’m happy to report that there are hundreds of new, happily married couples today.

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Bicycle Portraits: Taliah Lempert’s Art Exhibit at Fishs Eddy

  Artist Taliah Lempert knows that bikes have souls. We’ve all loved the bikes in our lives. I will never forget my blue tricycle, in fact, or the black 10-speed that my friends John and Sherman made for me from parts of other bikes. It wasn’t pretty, but it was

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Weekend Market Picks June 20 & 21, 2015: It’s All About the Mermaids

  It has been an all-mermaid week of writing for me in honor of the 33rd Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade! I’m a huge fan, and I encourage you all to head out to Coney Island and enjoy the official Opening of the Ocean for the Summer 2015 Season! Also

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