We've been missing our beloved Chelsea Flea market; it closed in 2019 after 40 years. But there's good news: it's back!
The good folks from Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg have resurrected it and you can comb for hidden treasures on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the Fall.
So what will you find? Everything from furniture to records to clothing, plus art and ceramics. There will be over 40 antique and vintage vendors to check out. The market has always been a draw for antique collectors and celebrities; Andy Warhol used to be a regular. Not to mention the fact that, on Seinfeld, George Costanza thought that it actually sold fleas. The Smorgasburg arm will be on hand to provide snacks to fuel your shopping frenzy.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the market is located in the same parking lot (29 West 25th, by Sixth Avenue) it used to be. And yes, wearing a mask is a must. The good news is that the organizers say that there will be six-foot spacing between booths, along with wider aisles and suggested routes of circulation.
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