April 3, 2014 By Christian Murray
The LIC Flea & Food kicks off Saturday and will be open every Saturday and Sunday until fall.
The market will be hosting more than 85 vendors and will offer food, jewelry, fashion, furniture, art and crafts, antiques, collectibles and more.
The market will also feature activities including ping pong and bouncy houses for children.
During the opening weekend, the New York Cosmos soccer team will also be on site offering soccer clinics.
The flea will run from 10am through 6 pm every day it is open. It is located on an empty lot at the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, just one block behind the Pepsi-Cola sign.
The flea plans to sell alcohol this year and is in the process of applying for a liquor license. It is currently seeking the approval of Community Board 2, which advises the State Liquor Authority as to whether a license should be granted. The flea’s next meeting with the community board is scheduled for April 9.
Meanwhile, the LIC Flea & Food will be opening a second market next month, which will be in Astoria. It has partnered with Kaufman Astoria Studios, which will host the event on its outdoor lot, located on 36th Street between 34th and 35th avenues.
The market, which is aptly called the Astoria Flea & Food, will open on May 4. It will take place for eight consecutive Sundays.
@ anonymous The 200′ rule does not apply to other establishments selling alcohol. That is the “saturation” rule which limits those establishments to 3 within 500′. However, that is frequently waived when a “restaurant row” develops and there are no complaints from the community or police. The saturation rule can be invoked as a reason to deny renewal of a liquor license when there are complaints or to keep a troublesome operator from getting a liquor license.
They did measurements for the 200′ rule and are in compliance with that, on the other hand they are less then 200′ from rockaway brewing.
It’s a bit odd that there’ll be another flea in Astoria, considering that the LIC flea has struggled.
Competition in Queens will not help its cause.
There’s a ny state law requiring 200ft from any public school, so I’m not sure what this has to do with CB2.
Thanks for the update!
The flea plans to sell alcohol this year and is in the process of applying for a liquor license.
It is currently seeking the approval of Community Board 2, which advises the State Liquor Authority as to whether a license should be granted.
The flea’s next meeting with the community board is scheduled for April 9.
Did they get approval to serve beer/wine?