Bollywood Glamour at the Flea
You may know by now that I have a huge thing for Bollywood movies. It’s partly that they are so different to me culturally. It’s partly the romance, the colors and the music. Mostly, however it’s my mad crush on Shahrukh Khan.
The last time I visited the East 67th Street Flea Market (I saw a wonderful collection of vintage Indian wedding jewelry. Splendid, intricate designs filled with rubies and emeralds. The story is that this vendor, who goes by the name of Binny, goes home to India and purchase old jewelry from families. The jewelry is often worn just once, and then it sits in its box forevermore. So the families selling the jewelry benefit financially, and we gain access to these exquisite, handmade designs.
The East 67th St. Flea (between 1st and York Aves.) is a great, classic flea and antiques market. Now that the weather is warming up, the outdoor areas are filing with more treasures to discover. Look inside the school cafeteria for the sparkling Indian baubles.
And if you’ve never seen a modern Bollywood film, start with Om Shanti Om.
~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City.
NOTE: I’m not sure what’s going on with the East 67th St. Flea’s website, but keep checking back. Hopefully it’s getting an update!