For all your crate-digging needs
For record collectors, the past few years in New York City have been rough, to say the least, as bevy of longtime vinyl peddlers—including Other Music, Rebel Rebel Records, and Bleecker Bob’s—shuttered their doors.
But even with those losses, there are still plenty of good places for crate-diggers to go looking for unearthed treasures. Better yet, New York’s record stores are diverse enough that no matter what genre you favor—be it indie rock, old-school hip-hop, dancehall, or jazz—you’ll find something cool.
With Record Store Day happening this Saturday, there’s no better time to check out the city’s LP shops—we’ve picked 15 of our favorites here.
Note: Stores are listed geographically, beginning in lower Manhattan and heading north.
The best record stores in NYC, mapped