Thursday, October 20, 2022

Love Not Money is a new record store in Chinatown

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...
While at City Fun, Gabriel started selling some used vinyl... and continued doing so as a pop-up business after moving on from the East Village shop. 

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.
Love Not Money is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can follow them on Instagram here.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for you Gabriel miss seeing you at City Fun

RJJNY said...

Thanks for sharing this news, live a block away and have some vinyl, tape and CD overflow that I might go ask if they'd be interested in (not for money, just to reclaim some apartment space!).

Me said...

always glad to see a record store opening, good luck. between ergot and paradise of replica, there's been a mini-resurgence in the past year or two (in addition to "old-timers" academy and A-1, of course).

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun shop! Welcome, welcome, welcome. Cool name, too.

JAMES said...

One of these days I will catalogue my Many Hundreds of GREAT Albums and sned the list to him..I need some Space too!

Unknown said...

Excellent news! Was wondering why City Fun stopped selling vinyl a ways back.

DrBOP said...

Love not money.....sounds like a lovely way to run a world

tra-lala-lala-lala-lala......

;>)

Ethan said...

Right on. This guy knows his shit! Been in the business way before you showed up in NY, and has the taste that shows. Good to see the OG's keeping NYC up and standing. Keep it up