I heart NY markets/fleas and wanders.

I recently spent a weekend in New York City. Having been to NYC a few times, I kept my plans pretty loose. My only official plan was to walk along the High Line. Other than my scheduled walk, the weekend was all about wandering and taking-in as many of the weekend summer markets as possible. Markets can be a great way to experience a city without spending excessive amounts of money. Whether it’s people watching, rummaging through vintage finds, checking-out crafts, or consuming reasonably priced cuisine, markets can be excellent entertainment.

Catch a glimpse of some of my favorite NY summer markets and views from the High Line here:

The High Line is an elevated public park built on a historic rail line, on Manhattan’s West Side in the Meatpacking District. You’ll find the High Line between 10th &12th Ave, from Gansevoort St to W. 34th St. The visit I made recently, was my first time walking in this park. I can’t say enough about what a lovely park it is, and excellent example of re-purposed urban space. In addition to fabulous views, The High Line is also a perfect starting or end point for a visit to Chelsea Market.

Chelsea Market is a bustling indoor food market, with 30+ vendors that sell fancy coffee, artisanal gelato, killer tacos and pretty much every other food trend in between. I ate at Los Tacos No.1 and I foresee a return visit to both the market, and tasty taco joint on future trips to NYC.

Other NY faves include:

Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, where I had one of the best arepa‘s I have had outside of Latin America. In addition to awesome food (ramen burger anyone?), there is great space where you can lounge beside the river, with your food while taking-in a great view of the the city.

Dumbo Flea located under the Manhattan bridge in Brooklyn, is a great starting point for a Sunday wander along the Brooklyn waterfront. From the flea, you can leisurely make your way to the Brooklyn Bridge where you can cross-over into Manhattan.

For more information on Brooklyn Fleas check out http://brooklynflea.com/

*Note to my fellow Toronto residents: If you don’t have any scheduled plans to head to NYC this summer, I suggest checking-out Leslieville flea or Parkdale Flea



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