DOWNTOWN MUSIC GALLERY
With music sales collapsing due to the immediacy of the internet, the surviving record stores of New York City stand strongly as sonic sanctuaries. You might be able to download music for free, but you can’t pirate the feeling of digging through crates of records until the perfect vinyl reaches your fingertips. Record stores are some of the city’s best landmarks, and here are some of the best ones to check out. Whether you’re a DJ looking to add to your mix, a fervent Elvis collector, or you’re looking to pawn off your parents’ oldies for some cash, there’s a spot for you.