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  • Writer's pictureKaren Seiger

Welcome to Markets of New York City

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Welcome to Markets of New York City!

I visited the amazing, fun, gritty, tasty, and incredibly rich markets of New York City over the past year, took 6,000 photos, and wrote a guidebook, “Markets of New York City; A Guide to the Best Artisan, Farmer, Food and Flea Markets,” coming June 2010 from The Little Bookroom.  I have launched this blog to accompany the guidebook, and also to continue to support the markets every day by sharing information and experiences with fellow market enthusiasts.

And there are a lot of wonderful markets in the city!

There is a growing passion for handmade, locally grown, and repurposed/reloved items these days, and I daresay New York is at the epicenter.  The Council on the Environment of New York alone holds over 50 farmers markets each week in the five boroughs.  There are flea markets selling unusual treasures in parking lots and garages.  As for artisan markets, I can barely keep up with the new ones that are opening all over town.

A lifelong market shopper, I aim to provide a place where people can find out about these markets, go enjoy them, and tell their friends all about them.  The blog features the markets themselves and the individuals at the heart of the markets, be they beaders, butchers, beekeepers or Bakelite experts.

I am thrilled to be launching the blog during the holidays!  I made a commitment to buy all my gifts at the markets, and I have never had more fun during the insane and crowded holiday shopping season.   Please sign up for the forthcoming newsletter emails and follow Markets of New York City on Facebook and Twitter too!

Thank you and Welcome!

Karen Seiger

Market Enthusiast, Author, Blogger


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