The Best New York City Flea Markets

Photo of Erin Cavoto
7 October 2016

Whether you’re looking to avoid the hot sun or snowy sidewalks, New York City always provides the perfect weekend activity: flea markets. With an abundance of indoor and outdoor markets year-round, there is certainly no lack of variety. Our list is just a scratch on the surface of the multitude of flea markets New York City has to offer, from vintage clothing to piles of records and mouth-watering food.

Brooklyn Flea Fort Greene | © Evan Scott/WikiCommons

Brooklyn Flea

Bazaar, Market
First opening in 2008 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Flea has quickly made its presence in New York City known. Since its founding, Brooklyn Flea has spread out to multiple locations; in the summer, the market operates in Fort Greene on Saturdays and Williamsburg on Sundays. The summer flea market is entirely outdoors, with a variety of items to please all appetites. Due to popular demand, a winter market has opened in Crown Heights from November to March. Brooklyn Flea features antiques, vintage clothing and furniture, as well as jewelry and art made by local artisans. The market also hosts an annual Record Flea Market in the summer, boasting a massive variety of records from local record stores.

GreenFlea Market

Market, Korean, $$$
Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Smorgasburg at Brooklyn Bridge Park | © dumbonyc/WikiCommons
If you’re looking to get your flea market fix and also give back to the community, GreenFlea is the perfect spot for you. Located on the Upper West Side, this indoor and outdoor market hosted by GreenFlea Inc. benefits four local public schools. Vendors offer a large selection of unique goods, including a notable abundance of clothing and accessories, a variety of jewelry from handmade items to vintage pieces, prints and paintings as well as antique home furnishings. GreenFlea also features a variety of food stalls, from fresh produce to Korean food and homemade pickles. Whether you are looking for fashion or a bite to eat, GreenFlea has your bases covered.


Farmers' Market, Market, Food Court, Food Stall, Food Stand, Philippine

Straying from vintage clothing and antiques, Smorgasburg is a market for all the foodies out there. Operated by Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg opens in the summer on Saturdays at East River State Park and on Sundays at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with both locations offering stunning scenic views. When you can’t wait for the summer, a small selection of vendors have taken up shop at Brooklyn Flea’s indoor winter market. With nearly 100 food vendors from all around New York City, this market has anything your taste buds could desire with artisanal, handmade food, from beef brisket to falafel to freshly-squeezed watermelon juice. This market is informal and relaxed and you can enjoy your food while walking around and scoping out your next meal.

Annex Markets

Market, Bazaar
Founded in 1976, the Annex Markets have since become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike at two current locations in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea. Both markets are open year-round and attract large crowds hoping to find a steal. These markets carry a variety of vintage items, from purses to jewelry to clothing, as well as antique furniture including wardrobes, mirrors, and carpets. Handmade jewelry and art are also prevalent among the nearly 140 stalls. Both venues have a classic flea market feel to them, with tented outdoor stalls lining the walls of the surrounding buildings as you peruse and explore.

Sugar Hill Market

Sugar Hill Market in Harlem’s historic neighborhood is a popular spot for those with an eye for fashion, home styling and beauty. Unlike the typical antique and vintage items found at flea markets, Sugar Hill Market has a focus on items new and handmade from artisans primarily located in Harlem. This market features locally produced items from face creams to candles to jam, as well as a large variety of clothing and jewelry. Sugar Hill Market places a strong emphasis on promoting private businesses in Harlem, and has made a name for itself not only in the local neighborhood but in all of New York City.

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