We featured Brooklyn-based record store Halcyon on the cover of our nightlife issue back in 2001, crowning it “The Beating Heart of NYC’s Underground.” Fifteen years later, our claim still stands strong. Since opening up shop in 1999 in Carroll Gardens, Halcyon has moved into two other locations—the most recent being a space adjacent to South Williamsburg venue TBA Brooklyn.
We're now beyond excited to learn that the devoted electronic music curators are moving into a new permanent home—and what venue could be more fitting than NYC nightlife haven, Output?
Halcyon's new location at the northeast corner of Output will house not only its comprehensive record store but also a coffee shop, café and event space. During the day, customers can enjoy coffee sourced from For Five Roasters, fresh pastries and made-to-order sandwiches; while nighttime offerings will include Roberta's famed brick oven pizza as well as a line of coffee-based cocktails from the Speakman Group. (We'll be first in line to try the legendary Espresso Milkshake!)
Open seven days a week from noon till 8pm, DJs and music enthusiasts alike can take advantage of the new hybrid, two-level store—which frequently hosts local and international DJ talent for intimate, in-store mixing sessions. Halcyon will also hold special events in conjunction with Output—pairing a deep appreciation and understanding of NYC's underground music culture with fundamentals of the club scene.
Visit Halcyon's new Williamsburg location at 74 Wythe Ave (direct entrance on N 12th St) starting this Friday at noon.