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Weekend Market Picks January 17 & 18, 2015: Thank You, Farmers!

Every winter, I feel grateful for all the farmers who continue to bring their fresh produce to the city’s greenmarkets throughout the season. On the coldest of days, you will find them outside, under their tents, probably stamping their feet and blowing on their hands to keep warm. I really

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I Finally Met Andy Warhol’s Cookie Jar Supplier – And You Can Too

You probably know about Andy Warhol’s love of cookie jars. I have heard stories from antique and flea vendors about how he used to frequent the old Chelsea Flea Market. Last weekend at the Greenflea, I finally met someone who actually sold cookie jars to Andy Warhol. Well, not to

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More Fun and Innovations from Wacky Magnets

Last Sunday, I paid a visit to one of the cleverest, most innovative and industrious makers I know, Carolyn Smith of Wacky Magnets. Carolyn has been such an inspiration to me since we met while I was researching and writing the Markets of New York City guidebook. Wacky Magnets is on page 46.

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Wintery Weekend Market Picks: January 10 & 11, 2015

Did we all made it through the first full work week of 2015 in one piece? Can you believe the final Holiday Market at Bryant Park was open through last weekend? Contrary to popular belief, we can’t all live at Meow Parlour. It is time to brace for the cold

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Meow Parlour: A Fluffy Refuge on the Lower East Side

This story is dedicated to the memory of our beloved Pantera Azul, a not-so-wild African cat, who passed away two years ago today. If you have Internet access, you have heard about Meow Parlour, the city’s first kitty cafe. It opened in December, and New York has opened its arms

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