La Marqueta

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Last Updated January 18, 2019

Located in the heart of historic East Harlem, La Marqueta is poised to become an innovative marketplace for retail and food vendors.


Mayor LaGuardia opened the Park Avenue Retail Market in 1936. As East Harlem transformed into Spanish Harlem in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, the Park Avenue Retail Market became “La Marqueta.” Food and small dry goods were sold to East Harlem, Central Harlem, and South Bronx residents, as well as to customers from other neighborhoods who would travel to the market to buy ethnic foods not available elsewhere in the city.

Today, the tradition of culinary creativity at La Marqueta continues to thrive. Together, the City Council and NYCEDC are spearheading the work on this vibrant market. Underutilized market space was recently converted and modernized, giving way to added retail space as well as fully equipped kitchen facilities that have enabled food businesses to grow.


Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Closed

Easter Sunday: Closed

Memorial Day: Closed

Independence Day: Closed

Labor Day: Closed

Thanksgiving Day: Closed

Christmas Day: Closed

Hours and Location 

Monday to Wednesday: 8 am–5 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 8 am–6 pm
Sunday: Open for special events only


La Marqueta
1590 Park Avenue at 115th Street
New York, NY 10029


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