In 1936, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia opened the Park Avenue Retail Market, which was previously an informal East Harlem gathering place for pushcart vendors and other merchants. From the 1930s to the 1950s, the area became home to Puerto Rican, Dominican, Cuban, and Mexican immigrants, transforming East Harlem into the vibrant Spanish Harlem, or El Barrio — and the Market into “La Marqueta.”
Today, La Marqueta’s rich blend of community, culture, and cuisine continues to thrive in what has become one of the largest Latinx neighborhoods in New York City. And as we look to the future, the best is yet to come. Together, the City Council and NYCEDC are spearheading growth and modernization for La Marqueta — and countless new ways to enjoy it — for the community!
While every day feels like a holiday at La Marqueta, our hours and holiday closings are as follows.
- 1590 Park Avenue at 115th Street
New York, NY 10029
- Tuesday – Friday
- 9am – 7pm
- 9am – 6pm
- 10am – 5pm
Holiday Schedule: Closed
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Easter Sunday
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
What are you craving today? Chances are, you’ll find exactly want you want at La Marqueta. And it will be made with love, from local vendors who bring a taste of home to everything they do. Here are a few examples of what you’ll find:
- Velez Groceries
- Mama Grace's Afro Caribbean Food
- Amuse Bouche Bistro
- Urban Garden Center
- Sprinkle Splash Sweet Shoppe
- Patisserie Vanessa
All in-person events at La Marqueta are postponed until further notice.
WE’RE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
NYCEDC has partnered with Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) to develop HBK Incubates, a large space at La Marqueta designed to help people with small, artisanal, and ethnic food businesses make the transition from working in their home kitchens to using fully-equipped, professional facilities.
COMING SOON: A NEW LA MARQUETA
As the tradition of culinary creativity at La Marqueta continues to flourish, the NYCEDC and City Council have joined forces to modernize and expand the market space, while adding fully equipped kitchen facilities to further promote and nurture our vendors’ growth.
La Marqueta holds the best of our past with the promise of incredible things to come.
Want to learn more about La Marqueta and its renovation?