Feb. 27, 2014 By Michael Florio
A large outdoor flea market will be opening at Astoria’s Kaufman Studios this May.
LIC Flea & Food market is teaming up with Kaufman Astoria Studios to open a market on Kaufman’s 34,800 square foot outdoor film lot—which is located on 36th Street (between 34th and 35th Avenues).
The market—to be called Astoria Flea & Food–will open Sunday, May 4, and will run for eight consecutive Sundays. There will be food vendors, antiques, arts & crafts, collectables and more.
The new Astoria market represents the success and expansion of the LIC Flea, which opened in Hunters Point last year by 5th Street and 46th Avenue.
“After a phenomenal first season in Long Island City we are thrilled to expand to Astoria,” said Joshua Schneps, Astoria Flea & Food president, in a statement. He said that “Kaufman Astoria Studios offers the perfect location.”
Kaufman’s outdoor back lot — formerly a city block —is used by production companies to shoot outdoor scenes in a studio setting without having to use New York streets.