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Farewell to Ephemera Artist Geno Sartori

I spotted Geno Sartori’s vivid and beautiful greeting cards on a table at the London Terrace Street Fair this past Saturday. As I approached, I didn’t see Geno around, and I just had a funny feeling. His tables at the Greenflea never have a bare spot amidst the inventory of

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Photo of the Day, February 21, 2013: Anne Arden McDonald’s Paper Wasp Nest

Anne Arden McDonald was the very first member of the New York Etsy Street Team when I started researching for my guidebook, Markets of New York City. She made silver castings of beautiful and unusual items, such as apple seeds and lace, and created memorable keepsake quality jewelry designs. So

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Photo of the Day 1/3/2013: Rock Star Revolution All You Need Is Love

My Tiny Nieces totally rocked their new T-shirts from Rock Star Revolution!

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Weekend Market Picks, August 18 + 19, 2012 + Kimberlin Brown Jewelry

I saw Kimberlin Brown Jewelry at the St. Anthony’s Market on Houston Street when I first started writing my guidebook. I fell in love with Kimberlin’s botanical designs, especially her boxwood sprig pin with moonstone dew drops from her Midnight Forest Collection. Her work is inspired by plants, flowers, and ocean life. Kimberlin’s pieces are absolutely lovely and unique, perfect for a a resort vacation, a day in the city, or an evening at the theater.

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Attention Francophiles and Foodophiles: Say Bonjour To Our New French Market

This past weekend the Bensidoun Group launched their newest market in New York City on the small plaza next to the Apple Store on 9th Ave. in the Meatpacking District. We went on Opening Day this past Friday, and it was fun to see our friend Sebastien Bensidoun in action, greeting shoppers and vendors and managing the tent flaps to let the air flow through. The market itself is situated a block from the Chelsea Market, which, in my humble opinion, is an advantage for both venues. I have found that markets situated in close proximity to each other benefit from making it easy for shoppers to hop from one to the next, visiting multiple markets rather than just one. There is enough of a distinction between this twice-weekly outdoor market and the large venue that is Chelsea Market to minimize replication of foods. The new French Market also directly serves businesses and visitors in the Meatpacking District and the Far West Village, offering a fresh alternative for breakfast and lunch.

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