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#SummerofFUV Music Guide

NYC-Area Record Stores

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In the wake of the vinyl revival, finding a record store in New York may not be as hard as you would initially think. With a number of old favorites in Manhattan, and a budding crop of new stores in Brooklyn — as well as a few remaining stores in the suburbs — vinyl is arguably easier to find than it has been for the past two decades.

In honor of this recent resurgence, and of Record Store Day on April 20th, here are some top shops for finding vinyl:

  • Co-Op 87 Records, 87 Guernsey St, Greenpoint
  • Academy Records, 415 E 12th St, East Village
  • Academy Records Annex, 96 N 6th St, Williamsburg
  • Generation Records, 210 Thompson St, Greenwich Village
  • Permanent Records, 181 Franklin St, Greenpoint
  • Other Music, 15 E 4th St, East Village
  • Bleecker Street Records, 239 Bleecker St, East Village
  • Black & Gold Records, 461 Court St, Carroll Gardens
  • Dope Jams, 580 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn
  • The Thing, 1001 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint
  • Tropicalia in Furs, 304 E 5th St, East Village
  • Fifth Avenue Records & Tapes, 439 5th Ave, Park Slope
  • Big City Records, 521 E 12th St, Alphabet City
  • Heaven Street, 184 Noll St, Bushwick
  • J & R Music World, 23 Park Row, NYC *
  • Mr. Cheapo's, 134 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola, NY *
  • Mr. Cheapo's, 46 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY*
  • Scotti's, 351 Springfield St., Summit, NJ*
  • Princeton Record Exchange, 20 So. Tulane St., Princeton, NJ*

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