Dublin, Ireland and New York City: help me find some good record and used cd shops
July 8, 2010 12:30 PM Subscribe
I need some record store recommendations for Dublin (Ireland) and NYC.
posted by rubbergutfranklin to Shopping (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm flying to Ireland next week for work. I have a 7-hour layover at JFK and thought it might be fun to travel into NYC and go record store hopping. I haven't been there in 10+ years but St. Mark's used to be the place to go. I did read the older threads here about NYC record stores, but know from experience that record stores are on the endangered lists, and alot of them disappear every year.
Once I'm in Ireland I'd like to find some record shops there as well. I'll be in Dublin for a few days, I figure I'll have the best luck there (but will also be in Dingle, Cork, and Shannon).
I love the small mom-and-pop stores. I love digging through piles of stuff looking for a gem. My main interests are new wave punk and post-punk from the 80's, and current indie stuff. I collect mostly cd's but do buy vinyl occasionally, especially for older releases that never made it to cd.
And finally, would love to find a place to eat when I need to take break, so if you have any food recommendations in these same areas where the stores are, I'm all ears. I am a carnivore but am not vegetable-averse.
Thanks very much. This is my first metafilter post!