Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Hubs Within Hubs

Three gift-rich neighborhoods—each anchored by a well-curated flea market— where checking off the list doesn’t even require a MetroCard.


Map by Jason Lee  

Circuit One: Upper West Side
Columbus Avenue’s stand-alone stores supply the gift-list staples—plaid shirts, colorful boots, adorable dinos—while the GreenFlea Market covers the rest.

1. Start at the GreenFlea

Sunglasses, three for $10, various vendors at GreenFlea Market, Columbus Ave. at 77th St.; Saturdays through December 19 and Sundays year-round (10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.).

Handmade stationery, $2

Coasters, $20 for four, by On the Fringe.

Vintage Victorian lady’s writing chair (circa late 1800s), $775, by the Divine Chair Company.

Knitting needles, $20, by the Needles of Lee Apt.

2. Lace cami, $54, and briefs, $35, at Only Hearts (386 Columbus Ave., nr. 79th St.; 212-724-5608).

3. Bee Posh fleece boots, $50, at Berkley Girl (410 Columbus Ave., nr. 80th St.; 212-877-4770).

4. Kid’s down jacket, $79, at Bit’z Kids (410 Columbus Ave., nr. 80th St.; 212-724-1415).

5. Urban Expressions fold-over tote, $118, at Mint (448 Columbus Ave., nr. 82nd St.; 212-362-6250).

6. Wholesome Gourmet dog biscuits, $10, at Canine Country Club (452A Columbus Ave., nr. 82nd St.; 212-787-7387).

7. Dinosaur toys, $9 each, at Thérapie (309 Columbus Ave., nr. 75th St.; 212-877-3307).

8. Plaid varsity shirt, $145, at AG Adriano Goldschmied (305 Columbus Ave., nr. 74th St.; 212-496-5692).

Current Issue
Subscribe to New York

Give a Gift