We missed the grand opening of Harlem’s new flea market last week, but fortunately happened to be in the area around The Harlem Treasure Chest on Sunday. The dirt and gravel lot was full of vendors, but had very few customers in the middle of the afternoon on a spring-like day. Perhaps people still don’t know about it, or perhaps Harlem is less interested in flea markets than Brooklyn.
There were old toys, dishes, clothes, handmade hats, and custom jewelry to be found at bargain prices. The jewelry caught our eye so we purchased a few rings and a pair of earrings. Be sure to visit The Harlem Treasure Chest next weekend. The hours are 6 am-6 pm on the corner of Frederick Douglass Blvd. and 117th street.