Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Winter at New Amsterdam Market

All images © Valery Rizzo

Sunday I went to New Amsterdam Market's winter market at The South Street Seaport. By far it is the best market in all of New York City. Imagine all your favorite local shops, makers, farmers, fisherman, foragers, you name it (many of them from Brooklyn) and gather them together in one place and there you have New Amsterdam Market, which this sunday was made even more magical by the Holiday Season. There was a garland making demonstration from Brooklyn Florist Emily Thompson, I found out about an Oyster Lovers Meetup Group in Gowanus Brooklyn, which sounds like fun and I bought some black walnuts from The Wild Food Gathers Guild from Vermont. I am planning to use the walnuts in some holiday cookies, only I need a vise and a hammer to get to the nuts inside...wish me luck! and happy holidays to you all!

This beautiful beloved market is in threat of being evicted to make way for yet another high rise luxury condo...Yuck! to be built on the site of the historic Old Fulton Fish Market
Building a city landmark which would be demolished. Leading the redevelopment of the South Street Seaport, The New Amsterdam Market would like to instead revitalize the historic Old Fulton Fish Market as a Public Market and help to preserve some of the areas unique history, which is already being taken over by more luxury developments and shopping mall chain stores. The next few months will determine the future of this iconic area. If you would like to learn more about the market or find out what you can do to help fund their 2014 campaign click here.

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