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Westsider Records

233 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023 40.77915 -73.982829
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-874-1588 Send to Phone
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  • Price Range: ($$) Mid-Range
  • Products & Services: Books, CDs/Records, DVDs/Videos
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Daily, 11am-8pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at 72nd St.

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Product Guide


  • Books
  • CDs/Records
  • DVDs/Videos


Formerly Griffin Records, this Upper West Side institution was bought by Westsider Books in 2004 but it still stocks more than 70,000 vintage—mainly classical and opera—albums in a disheveled, narrow room that's been known to attract concertgoers from nearby Lincoln Center because of a most comprehensive selection of vocal, symphonic, and instrumental recordings, primarily available on 33-inch LPs. Sellers arrive each day to peddle private collections and trade up, while aficionados call ahead when searching for that hard-to-find 1938 recording of a Puccini opera featuring Beniamino Gigli and Licia Albanese. Younger listeners tend toward the store's more abridged—though still winning—jazz and rock offerings.