Photos and reporting by Stacie Joy
Love Not Money is a new record store and collectibles shop at 42 Eldridge St. between Hester and Canal in Chinatown.
You may recognize owner Joshua Gabriel, who previously ran City Fun on First Avenue between Second Street and Third Street...
Love Not Money debuted last weekend.
"I don't have much of a mission statement, to be honest, though my life has been music and art since I was 4 or 5," he said. "It's always been a dream of mine to open my own shop and immerse myself in both ... and I was given the opportunity to do just that. It's incredible and sometimes doesn't feel real."
The shop takes its name from the second Everything But the Girl record.
"It's so twee, so anti-establishment...inherently naive with a somewhat antagonistic purity of intent," Gabriel said. "It was an easy choice."
You can find new and used vinyl here ... as well as other music-related collectibles, such as T-shirts and pins ...
Love Not Money is also on the lookout for records... Gabriel said that he is always buying collections, large and small, and enjoys all kinds of music. (He started listing disco, punk, Latin, Afrobeat, new wave, reggae, hip-hop, pop, jazz, metal, R&B/soul, rock & roll, techno, folk, avant-garde...)
He said he will also happily look at music ephemera such as posters, music/graphic t-shirts, cassettes, old magazines/books/fanzines/band flyers, and stereo equipment.
"I'm very intent on everything I sell to be clean, functional, and in upstanding condition, and I pay well for quality," he said.