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New York Area Record Stores

A selective listing of New York area retailers selling reggae. With the current state of retail, we can't always guarantee a store is still open. Check by phone before venturing out.

Click on any of the boroughs below to jump down the list to that section.
Manhattan
Brooklyn
Queens
Bronx

Manhattan
Barnes & Noble Super Store
Union Square
33 E 17th Street
212-253-0810

Barnes & Noble Super Store
Lincoln Triangle
66th Street & Broadway
212-595-6859
CD only

Deadly Dragon Sound
102-B Forsyth Street New York, NY 10002.
Located between Broome and Grand Street in Chinatown.
Hours of operation: 12-8 Tuesday -- Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Vinyl

Downtown Music Gallery (Updated 4/1/04)
342 Bowery
212-473-0043
Vinyl, CD

Fat Beats
406 6th Avenue
212-673-3883
Vinyl only
Hip Hop and Reggae

Harlem Music Hut
567 W 125th Street (between Broadway and Old Broadway)
212-316-0361
CD, Vinyl, Tape
Lots of titles available from all styles

Norman's Sound & Vision
67 Cooper Square (just south of St. Mark's Place on Bowery)
212-473-6599
CD only, new & used

Rainbow Music Shop
102 W 125th Street (between Lenox & 7th Avenue)
212-864-5262
CD, Tape
Mostly dancehall

Brooklyn

Clement Dodd Coxone's Music City
3135 Fulton Street (between Norwood & Hale)
718-277-4166
Vinyl, Tapes, CD
Yes, this is the Clement Dodd, the man who ran Studio One. Not surprisingly, his store specializes in Studio One material and, as he puts it, "Oldies but goodies."

Ethiopian Taste
985 Nostrand Avenue (between Sullivan & Empire)
718-774-0804
CD, Vinyl, Tape, 7" Singles
Wholesale and retail, cultural accessories, latest 7" singles out of Jamaica

International Records
747 Linden Blvd (corner of Utica Avenue)
718-735-7026
Vinyl, Tape, CD

Keeling Reggae Records & Video
1342 Saint Johns Place (between Schenectady & Troy)
718-778-9470
Video, Vinyl, CD

Shiloh Records
519 Franklin Avenue
718-622-6834

Street Sounds
9206 3rd Ave
718-680-7946
CD, Tape

T&P Records
363 Utica Avenue
718-469-1325

Tiger's Reggae Hut
1092 Nostrand Avenue (between Lincoln Road & Maple Street)
718-469-1325
CD, Vinyl, Tape, Video
Specializes in oldies (rock steady, ska, reggae)

Kulcha Lion Records
926 Fulton St. (between Washington Ave. & St. James Pl.)
718-230-1376

Queens
VP Records
170-21 Jamaica Ave (between 170 & 171 St.)
718 297 5802

Black Diamond Record Co.
87-91 Parson Blvd. (between 88th & Hillside Avenue)
718-523-0867
CD, Vinyl, Tape, 45's

Black Starliner
171-16 Hillside Avenue (between 172 & 171)
718-523-2104
CD, Vinyl, Tape
Reggae, as well as r&b and hip hop, and Spanish recordings

Carib Records
90-08 Merrick Blvd. (between Jamaica & 89th Avenue)
718-658-7444
CD, Tape, Vinyl

Soundfest Inc.
205-31 Hollis Avenue (between Francis Lewis Blvd. & 205 Place)
718-468-7220
CD, Tape, Vinyl
Heavy on dancehall

Spice Island Records, Inc.
128-08 Liberty Avenue (between 128th St & 129th St)
718-848-0971
CD, Tape, Vinyl
Dancehall specialist, as well as calypso

Top Spins Records & Tapes
123-01 Liberty Avenue (at 123rd St)
718-738-3600
CD, Tape, Vinyl, 12" Singles
Covers the range from 70s to 80s to current dancehall

Bronx
DJ Specialty
1154 Castle Hill Avenue (at Powell Avenue)
718-829-4000
Mostly Vinyl
Mostly current dancehall

Mello-Tone Music, Inc.
767 E 169th Street (between Boston Road & Tinton Avenue)
718-991-2111
CD, Tape, Some Vinyl

Moodies Record & Tape
3976 White Plains Road (at 225th Street)
718-654-8368
CD, Tape, Vinyl, Video
Large selection of all styles, as well as older material (from as far back as the 40s through ska and bluebeat)

Music Factory
219 E Fordham Road (off Grand Concourse)
718-933-5119
CD, Vinyl, Tape

Nu-Look Record Den Corp.
3756 White Plains Road (between 218th & 219th)
718-515-4701
CD, Vinyl, Tape
Covering a wide selection, oldies to current hits

Rough House Music
704 E 225th Street (between Barnes Avenue & White Plains Road)
718-652-7242
CD, Vinyl, Tape

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