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Bleecker Street Records

188 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10014 40.732 -74.002
at Barrow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-255-7899 Send to Phone

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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Type: Specialty Shop
  • Products & Services: CDs/Records, DVDs/Videos, Prints/Posters
Photo by Corinne Durand

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Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Product Guide


  • Prints/Posters


  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos

Special Features

  • Open After 9pm (at least 3 days a week)


This cozy, two-story record shop specializes in rock, R&B, and jazz on new, re-issued, and used vinyl. Rare record albums blanket the walls, with an emphasis on early rock and novelty finds. Hand-scrawled note cards in fluorescent colors detail the history and condition of each piece. One might find anything from a Japanese pressing (considered superior quality, with deeper grooves) of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Wedding Album to an autographed copy of David Lee Roth’s Eat ‘Em and Smile. Below the old records are new vinyl albums and a sizable used-CD collection, including out-of-print titles. But some of the best finds are downstairs, where album covers and colored records are pasted to the ceiling and there are sections for soul, blues, hip-hop, and world albums, among others (barring punk and metal). Hundreds of LP’s and seven-inch 45's sell for under a dollar, and there are affordable concert-tour posters for bands like the Police and the Arcade Fire. There’s no listening station, but Fat Mama, Scuzball, and Kira—three fat cats that laze about on the crates of recent acquisitions—give the shop a homey feel.