Metro talks to Karen Seiger

You might remember my short post about Karen Seiger’s Markets of New York City blog. It is the definitive site for artisan, farmer, food and flea markets in NYC. Metro caught up with the market expert to find out about her favorite flea market picks and food vendors, and quizzed her on “the delicate art of haggling”.

Seiger’s favorite flea-market find? “A pair of handmade, bespoke, black suede loafers by John Lobb, the bootmaker for Hermes,” which she snagged at the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market for a mere $20. She’s also seen some pretty quirky things, including “Prohibition-era bottles of medicinal liquor with the doctors’ prescription labels from 1929 still on them,” taxidermied deer heads at Antiques Garage, and a terrarium with a tiny graveyard at Brooklyn Flea.

She also reveals an intriguing new trend in food market sales: “food in the shape of balls”. Hmm!


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