Friday, August 22, 2014

There are still good record stores around here

[A1 Records via the EVG files]

Despite a few (OK, a lot of) record store closings in recent years ... there are still several excellent places to buy music around here... Gothamist dropped their "12 best" yesterday ... and the East Village was well represented...

Other Music, 15 E. Fourth St. between Lafayette and Broadway

Turntable Lab, 120 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue

• Academy Records, 2 W. 18th St. between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue ... not to mention their sort of (right?) affiliated location at 415 E. 12th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue

A1 Records, 439 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue

As Gothamist noted, "Every record store in this city deserves a shoutout for surviving this long."

Indeed, so here's also a shoutout to Good Records NYC at 218 E. Fifth St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square.


Alexander I. Edelman said...

Second Hand Rose is pretty fantastic on 12ths st. They have anything and everything you could look for and usually in great condition. Their prices are higher, but you paying for a great quality record.

3:32 p.m. said...

"Every record store in this city deserves a shoutout for surviving this long." Yet Gothamshit did not.

With the very few remaining record stores in NYC, why would Gothamshit only concentrate on those twelve record stores? I say ALL surviving record stores are THE best.

Housing Works thrift shops also sell records.
Also, Amoeba Music, a West Coast institution, is selling exclusive vinyl releases at the Urban Outfitters in Herald Square.

And in October, J&R music will be doing similar joint venture with Century 21, where they will open as a boutique in the basement of Century 21 selling from computer merchandises to music including vinyl records.

Anonymous said...

Still open formally on East 5th street
Downtown Music Gallery is the city’s—and perhaps the world’s—most impressive selection of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical, and progressive rock. Located at 13 Monroe St between Catherine and Market St in Chinatown. 212-473-0043

Scuba Diva said...

And the best jazz store in the known universe: Jazz Record Center on West 26th Street; Fred will find you any jazz record you're looking for.

Maybe not quite in this neighborhood, but not all that far.

Anonymous said...

@3:32pm RECORD STORES, not thrift shops (Housing Works), clothing stores (Urban Outfitters), or department stores (Century 21) selling records. 'Cool that these places sell records but they are not record stores.

Downtown Music Gallery is still around huh? Cool.

Anonymous said...

Downtown music gallery opened in 1991 and has been continuously opened since then . Now in its 3rd location near Chinatowm in the "two bridges" neighborhood