The Market NYC is a very unique place to shop. Several features attribute to this uniqueness.
The first thing you'll notice is that this market is actually held in the gymnasium of the Youth Center at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral at 238 Mulberry Street. This is not the St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue, so don't go there on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM (pretty sneaky way to get the days and hours of operation in, wouldn't you say?) looking for The Market NYC.
What You'll See
When you do find The Market NYC (and it isn't hard), the next unique thing you'll notice is the different vendors you'll see set up there. This isn't your average flea market or weekend bazaar. Rather, the vendors that are set up are artisans in their own rights.
A few of the vendors are listed below. This will give you an idea of some of the merchandise you'll see.
Mia Lara Designs
This is the booth to visit for your authentic Indian (across the ocean, not Native American/First Nations) jewelry. You'll find amethysts, smoky quartz, and gold and silver jewelry. In addition, you'll find exquisite blown-glass earrings.
You're certain to find a piece of jewelry that you're not likely to find anywhere else at prices that are surprisingly reasonable. You'd think that such distinctive jewelry would sell for much higher, but it doesn't.
Christy Wang and al-Kimiya Jewelry
After you've stopped at Mia Lara, stroll on over to Christy Wang's al-Kimiya jewelry booth. Here you'll find gold and silver charms that were cast from molds made from antique buttons. The buttons themselves symbolized that you were a member of aristocracy back in the day of Louis XIV.
These are just a couple of examples of the things you'll see at The Market NYC. You'll also find scarves, handbags, and other items that have their designer's individual touch on them.