Record Store Day 2014: Manhattan and Brooklyn

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on April 15, 2014

New York City -- It's that time of year again music lovers, Record Store Day 2014 is this weekend! Turn your Spotify, 8tracks, Pandora, and iTunes off this Saturday, April 19 and join fellow audiophiles at your local independent record stores for the only holiday where it's not only acceptable but encouraged to buy yourself presents. 

Some notable RSD releases include Nirvana's 1994 single "Pennyroyal Tea," The Long Goodbye live album from LCD Soundsystem, the first-ever reissue of Joy Division's debut EP An Ideal for Living, The Flaming Lips' 24-hour song "7 Skies H3," reissues of Outkast's Southernplayalistitcadillacmuzik, A David Bowie 7-inch 1984 picture disc, and four limited-edition releases from Subpop's Mudhoney, Pissed Jeans, Notwist, and Chad VanGaalen. You should also keep your eyes out for specials from Tame ImpalaBruce Springsteen, Haim, Green Day, Jay Z and Linkin Park, R.E.M, plus the new supergroup The Snow (Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, and Holograms). 

Record Store Day isn't your usual Saturday of vinyl-hunting, expect long lines, an early alarm, and plenty of elbowing at the crates to find your RSD releases of choice. If you're in New York City or Brooklyn, we've divided some of our favorites by neighborhood and paired them with coffee shops, lunch spots, and bars to complete your RSD experience. 

East Village

Academy LPs  

415 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009 

Kim's Video + Music

124 First Avenue 
New York, NY 10009 

Turntable Lab  

120 East 7th Street 
New York, NY 10009 

A-1 Record Shop  

439 East 6th Street 
New York, NY 10009 

Before you hit the record stores, head to Abraço for coffee and their famous olive oil cake. Afterwards, grab lunch and a drink (we recommend the sangria) at East Village Social.


Other Music  

15 East 4th Street  
New York, NY 10003 

In Living Stereo  

2 Great Jones Street 
New York, NY 10003 

Before you hop in line for one of these record stores, grab coffee at La Colombe - last year they were giving out free coffee to those in line at Other Music, but no guarantees for this Saturday. Afterwards, have a bite at Great Jones Cafe and don't forget to check out their vinyl jukebox at the bar, it has the largest selection in the city. 

Greenwich Village

Generation Records

210 Thompson Street  
New York, NY 10012 

Village Music World  

197 Bleecker Street 
New York, NY 10012 

Bleecker Street Records  

199 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10014

Grab coffee at Think before you hit the stores and then treat yourself to an organic burger and beer from Bare Burger. For a more extensive beer selection, stop by Amity Hall

Lower East Side

Deadly Dragon Sound  

102 Forsyth Street 
New York, NY 10002 

Cake Shop  

152 Ludlow Street 
New York, NY 10002 

For great coffee before shopping, stop by Caffe Vita for a taste of Seattle. Then either stay at Cake Shop for their cafe or head over to the iconic Katz's Deli for lunch. 



167 North 9th Street Store 2
Brooklyn, NY 11211 

Rough Trade

64 North 9th Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Fuel up with coffee and a bagel at Bagelsmith before getting your records. Afterwards, have brunch at Crown Victoria, lunch at Meatball Shop, or a beer at Radegast


Academy Records Annex

85 Oak Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222 

CO-OP 87 Records

87 Guernsey Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Captured Tracks

195 Calyer Street Downstairs
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Permanent Records

181 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Get your pre-RSD coffee fix at Cup, your post-shopping fill at Calexico, and your afternoon buzz at Bar Matchless or Tørst

Park Slope 

Music Matters 

413 7th Avenue 
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Fifth Avenue Records & Tapes

439 5th Avenue 
Brooklyn, new York 11215

Grab a caffeinated beverage at De Luxe, a bite of Australia at The Pie Shop, and then sample some new brews at Beer Table



57 Pearl Street 
Brooklyn, NY 11201 


18 Bridge Street, 3i 
Brooklyn, NY 11201 

A coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Co. will prep you for a day of record scavenging. Post-shopping, grab a sandwich at Halcyon's neighbor Archway Cafe, a margarita and some Mexican food at Pedro's, or enjoy a happy hour drink and a gourmet pizza at 68 Jay Street Bar.  

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See Also: 

Record Store Day 2014: The List
Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day: Electronic Music Edition
Cultivora's Guide to Record Store Day: Seattle, WA