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This Harlem market is your one-stop-shop for African-print masks

Updated: Nov 13, 2020

According to the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a cloth mask does protect you as well as the people around you from Covid.

In other words, it's time to step up your mask game, making sure there's always one in your pocket, your handbag, your glove compartment and anywhere else that's handy.

Luckily, there's one place in Harlem where you can find a huge selection of masks that are both stylish and affordable: the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market.

Located at 52 W 116th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues, this open-air bazaar features dozens of African vendors selling not just clothing, crafts and jewelry, but face masks that come in a mind-boggling range of colorful African prints ($5-$10).

Stroll through the stalls until you find one that you love—it won't be hard—and shop for your friends and family while you're there.

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