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

Holiday Markets

The city is at its sparkly best during the holidays! Our amazing holiday markets are at the heart of the season here. Shop for everyone on your list in the markets, and make yours the best gifts under the tree. Local, handmade, beautiful.

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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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

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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

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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

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Holiday Market Picks: Give Handmade Gifts!

Look. It’s December. The weather is going to suck. So why not make the most of it by hanging out in the festive holiday markets? This weekend, you can choose among 32 – thirty-two! – markets, mostly indoors, throughout the city! I’ve been gathering gifts for my nieces, and now

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