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.