[Photo by Jessie Auritt]
Back in March 2014, we first heard that one of the neighborhood's more intriguing shopkeepers, a man known as the Birdman who works amid the stacks of used CDs, videos and cassettes at Rainbow Music, will be closing his store at 130 First Ave. in the coming months.
The Birdman told a reader that he had lost his lease here just south of St. Mark's Place. However, he has remained open for business.
Now, though, the Birdman says it's time to close up his shop, as Gothasmist is reporting this morning.
"I'm not being forced to retire, but I want to retire."
He plans to close at the end of September. So you have some time left to go test his ability to recall every obscure item in the wonderfully cluttered store. I'm going to see about that "License to Drive" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
[Photo in March 2014 by EVG reader Chris F.]
A few years back Jessie Auritt made a 10-minute short about the Birdman... which you can watch right here...