I also visited my childhood neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay in the afternoon after volunteering in Coney Island in the morning. Walking along Sheepshead Bay Road was heartbreaking. So many stores were shuttered, and those that were open, tried to do what they could to stay alive, even if that means selling clothes that are water damaged.
at the flea market. jackson heights. on Flickr.
I know I’ve mentioned my love of flea markets and junk shops in the past, and this time of year, a lot of them pop up. In Jackson Heights, there’s one practically every weekend, between the churches and the neighborhood apartment buildings each having their own. They are usually hit or miss, but that’s always the fun of it.
tchotchkes for sale. on Flickr.
In Jackson Heights, a lot of the buildings have flea markets with vendors lined up around the perimeter of the buildings. Sometimes you can find some gems, but you’ll have to wander from table to table of what seems like an endless stream of tchotchkes first.