Academy Record Annex

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Photograph: Courtesy Academy Records
Academy Record Annex
Greenpoint
Set aside your Spotify playlists and scope out this homage to the once-lost art of vinyl. Academy Records’ Manhattan store in Chelsea carries a hearty supply of compact discs, but Greenpoint’s Annex focuses mostly on wax, offering everything from a self-titled Ginger Baker’s Air Force album from 1970 ($8) to newer sounds like Real Estate’s Days ($15). Shoppers lacking a record player can also pick up cheapie CDs from such bands as the Grateful Dead, while nostalgic audiophiles can take their time digging through discounted 45s (50¢–$2). The Annex also offers two listening stations for previewing older vinyl, and will buy your used records, provided they are in good condition (and not Broadway soundtracks).
Venue name: Academy Record Annex
Contact:
Address: 83 Oak St
New York

Cross street: between Franklin and West Sts
Opening hours: Daily noon-9pm
Transport: Subway: G to Greenpoint Ave
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