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Monday, October 4, 2010

Going Mad, at the Mad. Sq. Mark't

Mad Sq Markt
Photo by myself near Madison Square Park, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.

From now until October 23rd, Mad. Sq. Mark't is open daily for business.

Normally I don't enjoy street fairs, but this is beyond the typical street fair. Mad. Sq. Mark't resembles the outdoor shopping booths displayed in Grand Central and Union Square during holiday time, which is not so far from now.

You can find everything from handmade jewelry, art and clothing to the most decadent foods imaginable, here. The weather was nice on Sunday (yay!) so Mark, Rupert and I dragged ourselves outside.

Mad Sq Markt
This vendor is a family business, having sold fresh spices for over four generations.

Mad Sq Markt
Deciding between hats shaped like animals, to the left, and fashion hats, to the right.

Mad Sq Markt
Delicious made-to-order sweet and savory crepes are served at Crepe Suzette.

Mad Sq Markt

There is a 'shop' part to the market and an 'eat' part, which is a smart idea. You can survey the snacks and dessert booths, before retiring to a nice cafe table with an umbrella.

I had some incredibly intense raspberry gelato, while Mark had a Nutella crepe. The folks at Crepe Suzette were kind enough to allow me to take a photo from behind the counter.

Lucky us, Mad. Sq. Mark't will be around for another three weeks! Unfortunately, I couldn't find a complete listing of the vendors.

Click here for a foodie review of the Mad. Sq. Mark't booths, on Midtown Lunch.
Click here for the Mad. Sq. Mark't website.

Related posts: City Portraits - BBQ Block Party, Madison Square Park, Waiting for Dogs in Madison Square Park and From the Rooftops, in Madison Square Park.


Joanne said...

Wow, this is my type of fair!

Olivier said...

sympa ce marché, j'aime bien la boutique à Epice, cela devait sentir bon.

Steffe said...

Probably a good place to take some portraits...

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful shot! Looks like a great place.

Jack said...

Markets like this enliven the city experience, don't they?

Lily Hydrangea said...

I never knew they had this outside of the other two locations other than around Christmas! thanks for the tip Kitty!