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Academy Records and CDs

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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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One of the few music stores in Manhattan

I am an avid collector of classical music CDs and BluRays, and Academy is heaven for me. Well stocked with many hard to find titles, and has a large $3 clearance section in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2016
Toluca, Mexico
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Toluca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

I am an avid collector of classical music CDs and BluRays, and Academy is heaven for me. Well stocked with many hard to find titles, and has a large $3 clearance section in the back.

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Holon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Good place to find rare records U can find oldies along with new print records And i do mean vynil If u can't find what u looking for the staff at the store will help u find it

Thank Threnity
Nuremberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

academy records in manhattan has a good selection of records, prices range from ok to quite expensive, but you're likely to find some great bargains.

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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

Thank thenev
Dublin, Ireland
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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
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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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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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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