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.

Coney Island USA Presents: ‘How Cool Is This New Year’s Eve Party?”

Ring in the New Year with Coney Island USA, your Not For Profit Arts Organization at the Beach! Schedule of Events: 8pm – Doors open at 8pm at the Freak Bar with Half Price Beer and Wine until Midnight, for all ticket holders! 9pm – Sideshows by The Seashore – “New

Read more

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

Read more

Last Minute Shopping You Dream About In The Holiday Markets

Well, this is it! Saturday is a fabulous day to finish up your gift shopping. Some people call it procrastination. I call it a good reason to visit the holiday markets one last time until next year! (Note that many of them are open through the end of the year

Read more

Ever See A Penguin on the A Train?

Kip Cosson of Kip Kids sure knows how to draw a penguin. And a mouse. And a New York City subway. That’s because he is an award winning illustrator. I have long admired his colorful graphics on tees and onesies for babies and little kids. He has also written five

Read more

The Shrunken Mohawk: A Holiday Tale

In May 2015, I received an email from Anna-Lena in Germany. Her boyfriend Peer had visited New York in 2011 and had a really great time here, of course. During his visit, he bought a hat for himself at the Union Square Holiday Market. It wasn’t just any hat. It

Read more