Central New York Market: Selling Fleas and Everything Else

Posted: October 5, 2010 by jerkmag in ZONE -- syracuse
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Bargain Avenues

I took a trip to the Central New York Regional Farmers & Flea Market, by Carousel Mall and the Regional Transportation Center. Since I take such great pleasure in buying things I don’t need and will never use, I thought to myself, “What better to do with my spare time than go to a good ol’ fashioned flea market?” On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, the CNY market is abundant with locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. But, on the Sunday I went it was a flea market cluttered with used DVDs, jewelry, books, cooking utensils, and miscellaneous pieces of furniture.

There were many things I wanted to purchase, but realized I didn’t need. For example, I wanted to buy an old Nicholas Sparks book. But leisurely reading becomes frivolous and obsolete during the school year because textbooks become my go-to for both my romantic and intellectual stimulation (just kidding, on the latter). I wanted to purchase season 5 of Friends, but I actually really hate Jennifer Aniston and her perfect Rachel hair. I wanted to purchase a nightstand, but it seemed bed bug infested. I wanted to buy a cupcake pan, but my wonderful dorm room doesn’t have its own Easy-Bake oven.

In the end, I left empty-handed, but with a smile on my face. If you ever have time to visit the market, I’d suggest it. Looking through piles and piles of old seasons of Laguna Beach and The Babysitter’s Club brings me back to my youth. There’s nothing better to ease the stress of classes than browsing through random junk and enjoying a bit of nostalgia.

~Kaity Wong

  1. Kelsie says:

    Sometimes you’ll even meet war veterans with deformed fingers who really just want to play you a song on their harmonica.

  2. Angela says:

    Is this every weekend? Because I am a flea market whore!

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