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Discover NYC – Your Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover the local, independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC in Shoot New York City’s guide to the best of indie New York!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. Unfortunately, I am unable to keep up with the closing of so many small businesses. So please check in advance that they are still open. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. For more information on many of NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods, have a read of my Neighborhood Guides. I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Artists & Fleas, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Artists & Fleas opened in Williamsburg in 2003 to provide a marketplace for local artists and artisans. It is a fabulous marketplace where you can find vintage clothing, jewelry, t-shirts, and much much more. They are open Saturdays and Sundays and if there's a problem with the L train, you can also take the East River Ferry. Artists & Fleas also has a new location in Soho which I'll be adding to this blog in the near future. You can find the Chelsea Market location listed here under artisan markets.

Artists & Fleas, 70 North 7th Street

Artists & Fleas Williamsburg