Ghosts of Record Stores Past and Present

Much of my youth was spent hunting for and playing vinyl. I have created this site to remember many of the stores I've visited. Don't try and visit them without calling first, as many of them are no longer with us. If I've posted a picture of a store that you want me to delete please let me know and I'll take it down. To see a particular store just open the photo album with its name on it or click on the green (open) or red (closed) marker in the map below. Expanding the map will reveal more stores in the same city.

The site also contains links to interesting articles and information on record shops and record collecting and fine musical suggestions and playlists for your listening pleasure (with You Tube links so you can check them out for yourself). The Playlists can be found by scrolling to a separate section of the index under the heading musical resources. And our latest addition, Song of the Day, a glimpse at what's playing on my stereo today, appears there as well.


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bleecker Street Records Greenwich Village New York

Bleecker Street Records - 239 Bleecker Street, Greenwich Village, NYC  10014
moved to 188 West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, NYC in 2013.
Now closed.


This photo is from their store on Bleecker Street.

Here's an article from Mitch Broder's Vintage New York Old New York: Catch The Cool Cats At Bleecker Street Records published about the old Bleecker Street location (complete with pictures) in July 2013.

Here's an article The Record Shops of New York: Bleecker Street Records published in the 405 in February 2015 about the West 4th location, complete with pictures.

 Another from Jeremiah's Vanishing New York in October 2016  Bleecker Street Records Vanishing about the imminent closing of the West 4th location.

And here's an article from Airship Daily Infamous Store Cats Scuzzball and Creeper From Bleecker Street Records about two of the cats that roamed the store while you hunted for records.

And here's a video Bleecker Street Records shot in 2015 of the store at West 4th, interviewing employees about the store and its history.

These are of 239 Bleecker Street 



And these are of West 4th







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