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Academy Records and CDs

Flatiron District
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Address: 12 W. 18th St., #3W, New York City, NY
Phone Number: 212-242-3000
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A place that should be in all the guides

I'm very familiar with this excellent store but a recent trip with a fellow visitor prompted me to add a review. My fellow visitor, new to NY, was enthralled with the place and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2014
Brendan H
Dublin, Ireland
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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Didn't have much time here but picked up some nice stuff. If you like Classical, this is great ! Do drop by if you have some time - not much indie or rock but some nice eclectic stuff

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Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I'm very familiar with this excellent store but a recent trip with a fellow visitor prompted me to add a review. My fellow visitor, new to NY, was enthralled with the place and the selection of classical music and wondered as to why he hadn't picked up a recommendation in any guide book. It is of course obvious that this... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

The glory days are over, we've all gotten older, and the younger ones don't really give a hoot, but this place is still packed, still part of the 'old' New York, from the times well before the Meatpacking District became yet another condominium block, Times Square wasn't targeted at the provincial types and crammed with ugly chain stores, the Fulton... More 

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Guildford, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great source for cds/lps; even for classical fans like me. Very expert staff and constantly changing stock with many bargains. Across the road is City Bakery for a coffee or comfort break. Only this and Westsider left for classical buyers of used cds in NY but a TRIP TO PRINCETON RECORD EXCHANGE IS ALSO RECOMMENDED

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Milan, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If hunting for records in NYC, then Academy is the place to go. A huge selection of new and used vinyl recors at a very good price – specially when founding a sealed in the used section. Very good advices from the handwritten tags on new releases – I bought 2 albums only for the staff's description. The guys are... More 

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McLean, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

For those who have realized that the convenience of CDs and downloads carries a largevprice--a loss of true fidelity--good used vinyl record stores that carry an extensive catalogue of classical music, jazz, and opera is a godsend. Academy Records is such a story with hundreds if not thousands of "Pre owned"--as they say in th car business these days--vinyl fairly... More 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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