Best Record Shops

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  1. A Lost Highway

    A Lost Highway Well-Known Member

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    I've lived in NYC for 10 years now, and I swear to God this is the first time I've ever heard of Yorkville.
     
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    DavidA The sun's not yellow, it's chicken

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    It's the UES.
     
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    A Lost Highway Well-Known Member

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    Aha.
     
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    BeerCanChicken Well-Known Member

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    I won the latest Ornette Coleman boxset from BooBoo Records on Instagram but they want me to go to the back of the store to pick it up. Sadly, Chicago -> San Luis Obispo is a bit of a drive. Its not in the Northeast either. BCC read gooooood.
     
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    Just moved to NYC, all the Brooklyn recommendations are pretty rad but what about Manhattan? Sometimes I just don't want to go all the way to Hipster Island to record shop :p
     
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    There's a few of my favorites stores that are still around:

    A1/Academy/Generation Records is my go to for used stuff.
    Limited to One for the rare stuff.
    Turntable Lab for new stuff.
    In Living Stereo for a small selection of stuff sold next to expensive HiFi equipment.
    Jazz Record Center for rare Jazz.

    ...but honestly Brooklyn is where all the good stuff is these days. Where abouts are you? I'm in Astoria and I have only one store so I travel city wide.
     
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    People really missing out on Good Records. For the East Village I like it a lot more than A1, Academy or Limited to One. Always find great shit there. Recently picked up Unit Structures by Cecil Taylor there right after getting We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. Plus have found a lot of classic psych there, some great Brazilian records. True vintage store that seems to always get great eclectic collections.
     
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