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Colony Music

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1619 Broadway, New York, NY 10019 40.76099 -73.984367
at 49th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-265-2050 Send to Phone

Photo by Patrick Siggins

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Nearby Subway Stops

C, E at 50th St.; 1 at 50th St.; N, Q, R at 49th St.; B, D, E at Seventh Ave.

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Product Guide


  • CDs/Records

Special Features

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


This venue is closed.

Once a mainstay of the Tin Pan Alley music scene, Colony is now the last man standing, and it shows. The creaky drawers and scarred slide-top cases of CDs; rows of faded, autographed celebrity head-shots; and bins of retro concert posters are all hallmarks of a business that still has one foot squarely in the past. Just like back then, the mainstay of the store is sheet music; scores and fake books take up the majority of the space, covering everything from Broadway shows to be-bop. There are also racks of showtune/soundtrack CDs, contemporary rock and reggae albums, and boxed-sets of classic vocalists like Bing Crosby and Sinatra. If you can’t find what you’re looking for among the substantial inventory, take heart—the motto of the “musicologist” staff is, “You hum the tune, we tell you the title.”