NYC record stores ‘open now’

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by OneLife, May 4, 2022.

  1. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Tyne and Wear, UK
    Off to NYC (Manhattan) on Saturday and need some good recommendations to buy some vinyl. Please, & respectfully, not where you frequented years ago, unless it’s still open!
    Cheers.
     
  2. zphage

    zphage genre fluid

    Limited To One Record Shop

    221 East 10th Street - Basement West

    New York, NY 10003

    You didn’t say what you are interested in, vinyl, CDs? Rock, pop, jazz, show tunes, punk, etc.,? Where are you staying?
     
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    zphage genre fluid

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  4. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks @zphage vinyl, and mostly Rock & Jazz. Particularly after:
    The Church - Starfish 2LP
    Joni Mitchell - Clouds original vinyl
    Lou Reed - Ecstasy 2LP
    Staying near Times Square
     
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  5. C6H12O6

    C6H12O6 Senior Member

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    Generation Records in the West Village, and there are others nearby - I don't know them, but I've passed them. It's a great area to hang out in general so you can get a good meal there.
     
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  6. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Many thanks
     
  7. ChickenringNYC

    ChickenringNYC Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    Academy Records, multiple locations.
    Jazz Record Center, W 26th, can walk there from Times Square, it's a cool place that isn't so well known.
    Record Runner and Generation Records, both in West Village, Generation is better.
    If you have the time, hop on a train to Princeton, NJ and visit the Princeton Record Exchange.
     
  8. rodrigosanche55

    rodrigosanche55 Forum Resident

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    Madrid, Spain
    Go to Downtown Music Gallery for your jazz and John Zorn fix! In Chinatown
     
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  9. Don't skip Brooklyn... Academy, Earwax, and the Record Grouch are all worth a start...

    And it appears that Rough Trade has opened near where you are staying.
     
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  10. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thanks everyone, plenty of choices!
     
  11. ChickenringNYC

    ChickenringNYC Well-Known Member

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    Let us NYers know where you end up visiting and what you pick up. Last time I went to the Jazz Record Center I grabbed a couple of Blue Note Tone Poet series (Wayne Shorter The All Seeing Eye and Speak No Evil), and one of those Japanese Verve Classic reissues of Bud Powell's Piano Interpretations.
     
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  12. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Will do!
     
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  13. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Well just picked up the one, Chet Baker New York (had to be!) craft recordings from Generation Records,
    To be honest I felt like walking out with nothing. I spoke with two staff who were unhelpful and really couldn’t be bothered with me. I’ll stick withUK stores!
     
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  14. mike s in nyc

    mike s in nyc Forum Resident

    Location:
    new york, NY
    since I still buy and listen to CD's- curious which of those stores still have a decent CD stock left (new and used)

    academy on 18th St had a decent jazz cd collection the last time I was there about 5 months ago (and i scored the miles box 'silent way' there about a year ago)
     
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  15. ChickenringNYC

    ChickenringNYC Well-Known Member

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    NYC
    Yeah Generation isn't really a great shop in terms of customer service... More of a grungy hang out. But I like going there to dig around. Too bad you missed the Jazz Record Center! Safe travels..
     
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  16. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

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    Dublin, Ireland
    On my way to NY tomorrow, staying in Lefferts Avenue but will be heading into Manhattan of course if anyone has any other places to recommend? Cheers.
     
  17. OneLife

    OneLife Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I visited ‘Jazz Record Center‘ this morning before leaving for JFK.
    Walked past it twice until my wife realised it was not a ‘normal’ shop front! What a great place but I should have done my homework of what to look for, too much choice for a relative ‘newbie’ like me!
    Next visit to NY I’ll spend a morning in there.
     
  18. Technocentral

    Technocentral Forum Resident

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    Dublin, Ireland
    Will look it up, just went for a walk near where we are staying in Lefferts Ave and found a place called Record City, picked up some NM Beatles, Dexter Gordon Steely Dan and The Police, will have a look out for that place will be in Manhattan tomorrow.
     

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