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The best flea markets in NYC

Looking for an awesome flea market? NYC has some of the top bazaars around, look no further than our guide to the best!

Photograph: Courtesy Artists & Fleas

Looking for the best flea market? NYC has many options, and we list the best right here. If you’re a lover of vintage clothes shops and thrift stores, a foodie or hell, a New Yorker, then you know how much we love a good alfresco or indoor market. From location updates to new offerings, we’ll help you navigate the city’s bazaar scene all year-round. So flea-goers, satisfy the itch and start shopping for craft jewels and antiques, and indulge on gourmet eats from the best food trucks—we'll help you find the best flea market NYC has to offer. Can’t get enough of all these outdoor shopping opportunities? Check out our awesome list of NYC street fairs as well.

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Best flea markets in NYC

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Brooklyn Flea, DUMBO

Last year, Brooklyn Flea moved farther down the waterfront to Pearl Plaza, providing yet another reason to explore Dumbo. But a new location wasn’t the only major difference: The market shrunk down to approximately 75 vendors that will display their wares underneath the Manhattan Bridge. You’ll still find a familiar assortment of goods. In the past, we saw Champion and Superfussy vintage clothing, artwork from Boomerang, A. Franck’s rugs and antiques, and popular eats like Big Mozz pizza and its famous mozzarella balls.

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DUMBO
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Grand Bazaar NYC

This Upper West Side year-round bazaar is one of NYC’s oldest and largest marketplaces that goes all out every Sunday. Buy vintage, antiques and more goodies from more than 100 local merchants, with photographers, jewelers and furniture designers selling their best. In addition, this weekly mainstay hosts a series of special events around the holidays. Check out Grand Bazaar’s 2017 event calendar here. Open every Sunday 10am–5:30pm.

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Upper West Side
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LIC Flea & Food

This open-air bazaar is Queens’ answer to the Brooklyn Flea, as both markets offer a wide array of retro wares and antiques, finger-licking–delicious eats and gorgeous skyline views that could bring a tear to the eye of the most jaded New Yorker. But it certainly pays to take a train or ferry to enjoy the Flea’s all-Queens Beer and Wine Garden, serving eight beers from spots like SingleCut Beersmiths and Queens Brewery; the suds will come in handy when you need to wash down Butcher Bar’s wood-smoked BBQ and red velvet funnel cake from A Lil’ Bit of Fun. More like a Lil’ Bit of yum, right? Open Saturday and Sunday. Opens April 8.

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Long Island City
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Winter Flea + Smorgasburg

When the weather starts to get really cold, this alfresco flea heads indoors for warmth. Don’t fret—apart from an enclosed shopping space at Skylight One Hansen, the flea stays the same. The market will still host more than 100 regular vendors, including a handful of the most popular eateries from Smorgasburg. Remember, this is one of the most popular fleas in the city, so get there before noon to fulfill your vintage dreams. Open Saturday and Sunday through March 26.

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/btwashburn

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Fort Greene
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Artists & Fleas

This popular shopping joint is open all year round and recently expanded to host live performances and 100 sellers every weekend. Make sure to snag some merch—vintage from Thriftwares ranging from the 1950s–1990s, downtown-cool jewels by Wicked Heathens and hats from ALIENSofBROOKLYN. Open Saturdays and Sundays.

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Williamsburg
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Artists & Fleas - Chelsea Market

In 2003, Artists & Fleas first opened in Williamsburg, but thanks to owners Amy Abrams and Ronen Glimer, you can shop awesome vendors in Manhattan's Chelsea Market. Just like the original location, this version of Artists & Fleas features goods that run the gamut from art and design to fashion and vintage. There are more than 30 independent designers hawking their goods everyday, so stop by to check out our personal favorites such as menswear brand Curated Basics, baubles from Brooklyn Charm and ready-to-wear designs by Avalove. Open daily.

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Chelsea
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7

Queens International Night Market

New York’s open-late market features a range of international grub, art and merchandise from up to 100 vendors, as well as free performances—think Hawaiian dance troupes and Bollywood dancers—to keep folks entertained. Our favorite part (besides the $5 price cap on tasty bites like tater twists, takoyaki, fried ice cream and, er, Trinidadian shark sandwiches) is the hours. You can shop, dine and chug a beer (or five) at the brand-new beer garden from 6pm until well after the sun goes down. Open every Saturday 6pm–midnight. Opens April 22.

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Queens
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Bushwick Flea

Tired of all the tourists snatching the best retro threads at well-known fleas before you even have a chance to dig? Bushwick Flea joined the area’s market a few years ago on the corner of Willoughby and Wyckoff but is moving off the Morgan stop at 16 Harrison Place this year. Some vendors from Brooklyn Flea sell their goods, so you can sift through their prime loot and avoid the masses. Other sellers in the past have run the gamut from Julie's Vintage and Zingara Vintage as well as antiques and collectibles by Dave. Bonus: There's usually live music! Open Saturdays and Sundays. March 18.

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Williamsburg
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Rock N’ Shop

Thanks to members of local rock band, The Bushwick Hotel, there's a kick-ass flea market in Bushwick for music lovers. The indoor bonanza—held inside The Paper Box—features live music from local bands, craft goods (handmade jewelry, vinyl, rock apparel and more), delicious grub (Santo Burrito, Traze pizza, City of Saints Coffee) and a designated spot where you can get a real tattoo and a haircut or a beard trim. Only in Brooklyn, right? Open every Sunday.

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Williamsburg
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10

Chelsea Flea Market

Cooped up near the Cathedral of St. Sava, what was once The Antiques Garage, showcases 135 vendors selling mostly historic collectibles. If you love eclectic costume jewelry ($200–$2,000) and vintage press photos from the 1940s ($5–$800), you’ll spend hours combing for treasure here. FYI: There is a $1 entry fee.Open Saturdays and Sundays.

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Midtown
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Hell's Kitchen Flea Market

Tucked between the Lincoln Tunnel and Port Authority bus ramps, this unlikely slice of city street is closed to traffic every weekend when dozens of vendors unfold their tables full of goods. Vendors tend to compensate for the out-of-the-way location by offering lower prices than found in the Chelsea lots, which makes it worth the trek.Open Saturdays and Sundays.

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Midtown West
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Nolita Market

Though the list of sellers at this under-the-radar market is small, the variety of budget-friendly finds is massive. Expect to see loot like dainty pendant necklaces ($30) and graphic tees. But you’ll want to revisit the flea each month to scope out new—and temporary—additions, before they’re gone by the end of the month. Open Saturdays and Sundays.

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Nolita
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23 comments
Ashley M
Ashley M

I love to go flea market hunting from spring to fall in NYC :) you should check out our list of 12 favorite flea markets in NYC. We've compiled it after several trips to the city and would love to hear some feedback in the comments section: http://www.fleamarketinsiders.com/nyc-flea-market/

Danny S
Danny S

GETN ITCHY with All Da FLEAs BABY! LUV IT!! THANXXx

Jerry H
Jerry H

Does anyone know what it cost to have a table at any one of these Fleas.  Jerry Hyer  hyinski@verizon.net  Thanks

Tanvir U
Tanvir U

Where is good indoor Fela market in nyc

Marlene K
Marlene K

I love the flea markets. And I am coming to New York city after 16 years.I miss flea markets. Bless you all

Markets o
Markets o

That's a great list of fleas! There are over 100 artisan, farmer, food and flea markets in the city every single week! I'll be posting my annual comprehensive list of holiday markets in early November! www.MarketsOfNewYork.com

Jennifer T
Jennifer T

ugh...& Big Fat No Fair!! I need Millions of Dollars & someone to drive me around, carry my stuff & put it purrrfectly in a huge home! , then hire another person to clean it! LOL! Someone Won over $300Million dollars last night was not me, grrr grrr  but Win I DO WIN Help animals then go to Flea Markets All around the World, helping Animals everywhere I go!! Happy Treasure Finding Blessings to ALL! (& for the Love of All Life, Spay/Neuter/KEEP/or put to Sleep your Pets, your Neighbors Pets, Stray Pets...too much Suffering going on...WHY?

Laine D
Laine D

Any way to list an "Off-Of-Off Broadway" Flea Market....???  Smile...This one's actually in Charlestown,  Rhode Island , 02813.

The General Stanton Inn Flea Market is set on seven, tree-lined acres of the historic (1667) Inn--hence the name--and is open for biz late April through Columbus Day.  (It's outdoors...)  It's open Saturdays, Sundays and Holiday Mondays (like Labor Day, Sept. 7 and Columbus Day, October 12 (when all the vendors pack away their wares on the last day 'o the Season...) Speaking of seasons, 2015 marks The General Stanton Inn Flea Market's 50th Anniversary. Not that we're "bragging"... but the Huffington Post has named The General Stanton Inn Flea Market one of America's Best.  Okay, so we're bragging a bit...the accolade no doubt coming in for longevity and location!  So please let me know, Time Out-ers, if you ever do a "regional' type of Flea Market listing for the folks (...and I know there's a few of you out there!), who venture out of their beloved burroughs sometimes!  (I still can't spell buroughs....boroughs?....or did I get it right that time?!  (Where's that pesky spell-check-er when you really need her...or him?!) Ahhhh...Happy Flea Marketing Everybody! 


Rob A
Rob A

The newest flea market in Brooklyn is the Bushwick Flea, opening the weekend of April 4th and 5th, 2015, at 52 Wyckoff Ave. in the heart of Bushwick. 50+ vintage vendors. (bwflea.com).

Debi S
Debi S

I read about a new Flea Market in Far Rockaway. FLEA BY THE SEA NY's LARGEST OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET THURSDAY DECEMBER 11 Open year round, 4 days a week, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Text (917)500-0380. Looks like they are looking for vendors too!

Erica T
Erica T

What about Chelsea Flea Market on West 25th Street? It's a part of Annex Markets and they've been around for 40 years. The Huffington Post < http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-richter/nyc-gets-a-new-flea-marke_b_5974834.html > just published a great story about the market and its history and presence in NY. Not to mention it has a great sister market, Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. If you love vintage, antiques & collectibles then these markets are essential!

Bec A
Bec A

Yes! Travelled to Nyc two years ago, those two were amazing. Definitely heading back to them when I visit next month. Surprised they weren't listed.

Jennifer M
Jennifer M

Another great place is http://themarketnyc.com on Bleecker.  It's the best of both worlds, vintage and local artist crafts. I never leave empty handed!  I'm on their mailing list and they just announced a 2nd location in Williamsburg.  Check it out it's got a cool, friendly vibe and fun music too.  


Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel
Lauren@GreenGlobalTravel

The Green Flea caught my attention! I wonder why they call it a 'Green' flea. Do the vendors utilize a green energy efficient way of running their business?

aliya nawaz
aliya nawaz

I am coming to newyorknext from from pakistan. Iwant to visit the flea markets in search of antiques that i can carry back home as i dont live in the states. I live in pakistan. Can u suggest which is the best market out of trhese as il be making a day trip to newyork

Yvette
Yvette

I like to attend some of your flea markets. Pleas keep me inform"

Glenwood NYC
Glenwood NYC

We loved the Williamsburg Flea that we visited last weekend, and it's worth the trip to Brooklyn. Thanks for this list of fleas in Manhattan too. These are fun day-cations!

Rob Boyd
Rob Boyd

There's a new pop-up market in Williamsburg called the Northside Market. I checked it out this past weekend.. tons of cool vendors/food, and the live band was bangin. I actually went back in the afternoon to hang out & listen. Their website is www.northside-market.com