Holiday shopping usually means trips to major retail stores, long store lines and a general scramble to buy items at the last minute, or recently a much more popular trend is going online and shopping which ultimatley is much more conveinent and less stressful. But there is another alternative to buying holiday gifts that people may find much more relaxing and enjoyable- shopping at Urban Space Markets– like the one in Columbus Square. Shopping at the markets allows you to shop in a much less hostile environment. It allows you to engage with others in the community.
Another nice perk about shopping at the market is that there are lots of unique and hand made crafts and items that you would not be able to buy anywhere else that are made by local artisans.
Who knows this non-traditional wayof shopping might be the route for you this holiday season. Check their website for more information.
To get Columbus Square Market by train take the Subway: A, B, C, D, 1 or 2 trains to 59th St/Columbus Circle. The market runs from December 2 – December 24 open M-S 10am – 8pm Sun 10am – 7pm.