four flea markets to check out this summer

Sorting through flea market treasures is always a great way to not waste your weekend. I've been to quite a few here in the city - and although I can never afford anything (they are also quite pricey, surprise!) it never hurts to look, right?

I've rounded up my top four favorites today, they're the ones I can literally never turn down a trip to visit. Word for the wise: if you happen to visit the first three, do not turn down the opportunity to eat macaroni and cheese from the Milk Truck. You can thank me later.

Why you should go:
The Williamsburg Flea is dear to my heart because it's on the waterfront, and has some pretty unbeatable views. Of all the markets in the city - the view is what makes it the best.

When & Where?
50 Kent Ave. Brooklyn
Sunday 10am-5pm

Why you should go:
The 40k-square-foot schoolyard in Fort Green is part vintage bazaar, part hipster hang, part old-fashioned town square, and part food bonanza.

When & Where?
176 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn
Saturday 10am-5pm

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Why you should go:
The Park Slope Flea is the smaller, more manageable location. I'd definitely say this is more family-oriented, meaning it's possible to push a stroller through without going insane. 

When & Where?
PS 321, 180 Seventh Ave. Brooklyn
Saturday + Sunday 10am-5pm

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Why you should go:
Artists and Fleas has two locations - one is in Chelsea Market and the other in Williamsburg. I'm fond of the Chelsea Market location - because, duh, Chelsea Market. After sorting through their vintage offerings you can head up to the high-line for a great city walk.

Where & Where?
88 10th Ave @ W. 15th St. Manhattan
Mon - Sat 10AM - 9PM