116th Street Harlem African Street Market
If you walk along 116th Street – you will not want to mis this market – the colorful entrance is hard to miss. Going inside is one of Harlem’s more unique experiences. Stepping through the whimsical entrance is like making a quick visit to west Africa. In addition to a wide selection of traditional African garb and the tons of T-shirts, the merchants offer beautiful handmade jewelry, original craft items like dolls and small sculptures, and an array of natural skincare products. For the music lover with eclectic tastes, you can also find CDs of contemporary African music. The prices are pretty reasonable but if you don’t like the price, feel free to bargain – the merchants seem to enjoy i
“Malcom Shabazz ~ Harlem’s Market” is located on the southern side of West 116th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues. The market is open year round, 9am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.
While enjoying the market, I also noticed a few of the buildings surrounding it…