Sunday mornings at the Chelsea Indoor Garage Flea Market! Oh, how we looked forward to, enjoying not only the search for fabulous finds, but the only-in-New-York characters that were searching along side us. It was a sad day when we learned that the Garage Flea was closing, and after several false stops & starts, it officially closed for good in June, 2014.
Today we went back to see what ever happened to the space that once was the site of some of our most interesting finds, but not before we take a look back at a few memories.
When we saw the rendering (below), it reminded us of the other flea market that use to grace the outdoor space of a large empty lot on the other side of Sixth Avenue at 25th Street – where a Luxury Rental building now stands.
And knowing that there still is an outdoor Chelsea Flea Market that we hadn’t been to in a while, off we went. It’s fenced in, costs $1 to get in, and hosts many of the vendors from the Garage Flea. You will find it on 25th Street between Sixth Avenue & Broadway every Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.